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Caring for Vietnam's 'invisible' disabled children

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The six-day-old baby with excessive fluid in the brain was left outside an orphanage in Hanoi -- just one of thousands of disabled children to have been abandoned in Vietnam. 

A mentally disabled boy is tied to a bed inside a dormatory at the Bo De Pagoda orphanage in Hanoi on May 28, 2013. The communist country of 89 million has some of the highest rates of child disability in the world, but experts say it is not equipped to provide adequate care.

The communist country of 89 million has some of the highest rates of child disability in the world -- the legacy of decades of war, including use of defoliant Agent Orange -- but experts say it is not equipped to provide adequate care.

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