A photo exhibition - themed “Orange Agent – Message from the Hearts” opened on August 8 at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the Day for Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims (August 10).

On the display are 50 photos, vividly depicting the lives of AO/dioxin victims across the country, and reflecting their resolve in life toward a dream on a world of peace and happiness.

Photographer Nguyen Van An said he had sent his photos to international contests with an aim of helping friends around the world understand more about the Vietnamese victims.

On the occasion, an exchange programme with AO/dioxin victims was held.

During the war in Vietnam, the US troops sprayed nearly 80 million litres of herbicides, 61 percent of which was Agent Orange containing 366kg of dioxin.

An estimated 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to the toxic chemical, with over 3 million of them dying or painfully struggling against the substance’s terrible effects.-VNA