The northern province of Lang Son raised nearly one billion VND (47,600 USD) for Agent Orange/Dioxin (AO) victims and poor people on the occasion of launching the humanitarian fund, “Tet for the poor and AO victims” on November 25.

Chairwomen of the local Red Cross chapter Luong Thi My An said since the beginning of this year, the province has collected approximately seven billion VND to support the poor and AO victims, helping them overcome difficulties in their daily lives as well as prepare for a warm and happy Lunar New Year (Tet).

During the fund’s launch, many meaningful gifts such as clothes and blankets were awarded to students at the provincial boarding school and in border districts.

Vietnam Red Cross also donated 210 cows to 21 communes and towns in Lang Son’s five border districts.-VNA