The event was part of the activities to mark the 58th year of the AO/Dioxin catastrophe in Vietnam and the Day for AO/Dioxin victims (August 10).

Visitors at the exhibition

More than 250 items, documents and photos are divided into five themes, including “The AO/Dioxin catastrophe and pain,” “Vietnam overcoming consequences of chemical war,” “The Vietnam Association for AO/Dioxin Victims’ activities and efforts to seek justice,” “Examples of AO/Dioxin victims,” and “Gia Lai province overcoming AO/Dioxin catastrophe.”

The exhibition helps viewers learn more about the chemical warfare that US forces practiced in Vietnam and its impacts on the environment, ecology, and especially the health of many generations of the Vietnamese people as well as efforts of the armed forces of Gia Lai province and Army Corps 3 in treating AO/Dioxin-contaminated land in the Central Highlands Region over the past years.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the organizing panel announced activities to support AO/Dioxin victims and called upon the whole community to join hands to ease their pain and support the fight for justice of Vietnamese AO/Dioxin victims.

On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh municipal Department of Culture and Sports presented gifts to 100 victims of AO/Dioxin in Gia Lai province.

Translated by Chung Anh