Laos is one of East Asia’s poorest countries. One of the unique characteristics of Laos is that the population consists of a high number of distinct ethnic groups living in the upland areas. Some organizations place the number above 140.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
With no increase in reported cases or deaths in May, Laos has lifted lockdown restrictions in response to COVID-19. Precautions regarding travel and work remain, and there are parameters set regarding the number of people allowed to gather. World Renew’s Memorandum of Understanding to continue and expand our work for the coming year has been approved at the district level and programming is beginning to recommence in accordance with COVID-19 precautions and best practices.