Vietnamese in Russia raises funds for AO victims
At the opening, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy Pham Thi Ngoc Bich read the appeal of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) on the occasion of the 50 th anniversary of the use of AO in Vietnam .
On August 10, 1961, the United State (US)’ warplanes began to spray toxic chemicals on 3 million hectares of forest, mountain and field regions and almost 26,000 villages in Vietnam . The US ’s action has deteriorated ecological environment and health of Vietnamese people.
As a result, nearly 5 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin, 3 million of them are living with Agent Orange/dioxin, including numerous children.
Up to now, the Vietnamese community in Russia has collected more than 9,000 USD and 50,000 Rouble (over 1,785 USD) for the victims./.
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