The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has presented gifts to Agent Orange/dioxin victims in Dong Ha city of the central Quang Tri province and Tuy An district of central Phu Yen province, on the occasion of the Day for AO Victims (August 10).

A VNA delegation visited and handed over the gifts to 16 victim families, including a mother with three children all suffering from AO aftereffects. The gifts were bought with funding raised by the agency’s Fund For Agent Orange Pain.

Over its 7 years of operation, VNA’s Fund For Agent Orange Pain has collected billions of dongs and many donations in kind to deliver to victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.

Quang Tri province has 15,845 AO victims, the fourth largest number among all provinces and cities nationwide.

Also on the occasion of the Day for AO Victims, officials and associations of AO victims in many cities and provinces across the country paid visit and presented gifts to local AO victims.

The association of AO victims in the northern province of Nam Dinh, in conjunction with Proconco Animal Feed Mill, also organised training courses in animal husbandry for nearly 1,000 families. The province has more than 13,000 AO victims.-VNA