In Asia, Norwegian Church Aid works with economic justice, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, peace and security and climate justice.
Asia is the world's largest region, measured in physical land mass. More than four billion people - over 60% of the world's population - live here.
Many Asian countries have experienced considerable economic growth over that last decade. But there are still many countries in Asia where poverty is widespread and scocial differences are great. Many of these countries are also particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change and natural disasters.
In Central Asia we work in Pakistan and Afghanistan and have offices in Islamabad and Kabul.
In South Asia we support projects in Nepal and India.
In Southeast Asia we have an office in Vientiane, Laos which runs our projects in Laos and Burma. Our office in Hué, Vietnam, has operational responsibility for projects in Vietnam. We also have an office in Bangkok that runs our activities in Thailand and functions as a regional resource base for HIV- and AIDS-related issues across the region.