The Lai Dai Han are the descendants of Vietnamese women who were forcibly raped by South Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. Currently, there are over 30,000 Lai Dai Han children of more than 800 victims which are still alive. Many of these young Vietnamese girls were kidnapped, sold and forced into sexual slavery during the war.
The Lai Dai Han often face social and economic discrimination due to their ‘mixed’ ethnicity, as many of the children were not taught how to read or write, and many did not have access to basic health or education services. Due to these reasons, many of the Lai Dai Han children have been excluded by the Vietnamese society to this day, as well as been living in acute poverty as of recent reports.