Various activities are being held nationwide to mark the 54th anniversary of the Day for Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin Victims in Vietnam (August 10) and the 68th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Accordingly, the Vietnam Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims Association (VAVA) has collaborated with a number of agencies to offer medical check-ups, medicines and gifts for the victims.

Besides, a parade scheduled for August 2 in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to attract 100,000 people, said Deputy Chairman of the association Lieutenant General Hoang Chau Son.

An one-month charitable programme to raise fund for the victims by sending messages will be launched from early August by the VAVA and the Ministry of Information and Communication, he added.

Over 120 billion VND (5.7 million USD) has been raised by organisations, businesses and individuals to support victims since the early this year, according to Son.-VNA