An Agent Orange (AO) exhibition opened in northern Quang Ninh province on July 21 as the designated date for supporting dioxin victims (August 10) approaches, 54 years since the US first brought the chemical into Vietnam (1961-2015).

Running through August 14, the exhibition presents an overview of the chemical warfare disaster, activities of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA), examples of victims overcoming difficulties and the fight for justice for AO victims, among others.

Detoxification models and handicrafts made by affected communities are also on display.

VAVA President Nguyen Van Rinh said the event contributes to raising public awareness in Vietnam and abroad about a part of the US war aftermath and how the nation has handled it.

It may trigger greater international response in favour of the ongoing fight for justice, Rinh noted.

On the occasion, the VAVA presented 20 gifts and ten wheelchairs to victims as well as 100 million VND (4,580 USD) to a fund for production activities of the organisation’s chapter in Quang Ninh.-VNA