A photo of Tran To Nga. (Source: VNA)

 

Paris (VNA) – Tran To Nga, a Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victim living in France, introduced her autobiography on the occasion of the Vietnam Day event held in Valenton city, Val de Marne province of France, on March 25.

The book, entitled “Ma terre empoisonee” (My poisoned land) tells the story of Nga, who lived and worked in some areas heavily sprayed with dioxin-contained AO in southern Vietnam from 1966 to 1970 and consequently suffering from the toxic chemical.  

Nga also talked about projects that she has been working on to support Vietnamese AO victims.

In May 2014, Nga filed a lawsuit against 26 US chemical firms for producing chemical toxins sprayed by the US army in the war in Vietnam.                            

Francoise Labat, Vice Mayor of Valenton city, said that the city will organise more events on the issues to raise people’s awareness in the fight for justice for Vietnamese AO victims.

From 1961 to 1971, US troops sprayed more than 80 million litres of herbicides — 44 million litres of which were AO, containing nearly 370kg of dioxin — on southern Vietnam.   

As a result, about 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to the toxic chemical. Many of the victims have died, while millions of their descendants are living with deformities and diseases as a direct result of the AO/dioxin effects.-VNA