The program was jointly organized by the Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA)’s chapter in HCM City, the Vietnam Television and the Vietnam Communications Development JSC, on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the dioxin disaster in Vietnam (August 10).

Over 5,000 people walk for AO victims in HCM City.

Addressing the event, Major General Tran Ngoc Tho, Chairman of VAVA’s chapter in HCM City, highlighted the significance of the program which has been held for 14 years, saying it has contributed to the call for contribution of domestic and international organizations to easing pains of AO/dioxin victims and supporting them in stabilizing their lives.

He said so far this year, the association has mobilized VND 9.6 billion (over USD 411,311) for supporting 10,300 AO/dioxin victims in the locality.

The association will build a village worth about VND 100 billion (over USD 4.28 million) in Hoc Mon district in this year in order to give care, provide treatment and vocational training for AO victims, he said.

On the occasion, the organizers presented gifts to families of AO victims, and provided financial support and wheelchairs for AO victims with difficult circumstances.

Source: VNA