RCI is formerly known as Netherlands Leprosy Relief – Mekong Region (NLR Mekong). NLR operated in Vietnam in 1981 and extended its interventions to Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Laos and Thailand in 2012. Initially NLR supported leprosy disease control projects in the region and later shifted towards projects for disability and inclusion of persons with disability, including those disabled by leprosy.
RCI is constituted as a result of the localization of NLR Mekong. RCI continues NLR Mekong’s expertise, experience and network established throughout 35 years in Vietnam and other Mekong country region.