The southern province of Tay Ninh has made efforts to care for its nearly 9,100 victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, 4,700 of which are completely unable to work.

Besides providing monthly allowances to 1,600 victims who were exposed to the chemical substance while fighting in the war and their children and grandchildren who suffered from the substance, the province has also cared for other victims.

Vo Thi Dep, Chairman of the Tay Ninh Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, said from 2011-15, philanthropists contributed 17 billion VND (780,000 USD) to repair and build 165 houses and helped households improve their means of support.

In addition, the province also opened a rehabilitation and nursery centre for nearly 100 disadvantaged victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin and helped 500 households gain stable incomes.-VNA