Activities mark 50 years of AO catastrophe in Vietnam

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A variety of activities have been held nationwide the mark the 50th year when Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin began to be sprayed over areas of Vietnam, August 10, 1961.

Charity walk for AO victims

According to the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC), a walk for AO victims will take place in Hanoi on August 7, drawing the participation of around 5,000 people.

In the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, a large-scale arts programme entitled “Ease the AO pains, bring dreams to life” will be held at the April 2 Square on August 10.

The programme will include an arts exhibition showcasing 50 photos and objects reflecting the pain and losses of war along with destructive remnants of AO. A painting contest for children who are the victims of this toxic chemical, and a kite performance on Nha Trang beach will also be held as part of the programme.

Between July 28 and August 3, the Ba Ria -Vung Tau Association of AO/dioxin Victims presented 100 televisions and 44 gifts worth VND1 million each to local AO victims.

The Vietnamese embassies in many countries such as Italy, Germany and Russia have also held various activities to raise funds for AO victims.

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