SMS campaign underway to support AO victims hinh anh 1Health check-up given to AO victims. Photo: VNA
Supporters of the dioxin-affected community are able to make text-message donations through September 30.

By texting DACAM to 1409, an individual can donate 18,000 VND (0.8 USD) to the victims of chemical-warfare.

Speaking at the charitable texting campaign launching ceremony on August 4, President Nguyen Van Rinh of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) said the programme is expected to demonstrate public affection for the community.

First held 4 years ago, the campaign has thus far mobilised more than 12 billion VND (552,995 USD) from over 700,000 messages delivered.

As a result of the donations, home and care facilities construction as well as scholarship presentations have facilitated improved living conditions for AO victims.

Recently, 10,000 people took to the streets for a charity walk in Ho Chi Minh City to show their support for those affected by dioxin.-VNA