VOV.VN - The Central Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross Society, in collaboration with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400, on December 16 launched an SMS program aimed at raising funds to help poor people and Agent Orange victims enjoy the Lunar New Year festival, according to the Vietnam Red Cross Society.
The Hanoi Red Cross Society (HRCS), the Wheelchair Foundation and philanthropists presented 160 wheelchairs to the disabled, Agent Orange victims and those living with fatal diseases in Hanoi on November 6.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in New York on May 29 (US time), beginning his official visit to the US at the invitation of President Donald Trump.
VOV.VN - Moved by her great sympathy for Agent Orange victims, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Director of the Petrolimex Bank in Ba Ria Vung Tau province, has worked actively to help them. Over the years, Thuy has taken part in many charity programs for AO victims.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on November 19 to celebrate its 70th founding anniversary (November 23).
The Sky News recently ran an article by Tom Rayner about the need to address the ongoing health impacts caused by Agent Orange when President Obama visits Vietnam on May 23.
The central province of Quang Tri has attracted US$105 million worth of aid from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the last decade.
Nearly 8,000 people participated in a walk for Agent Orange (AO) victims at the Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 as the designated date for supporting sufferers (August 10) approaches.
(VOV) -Despite the conflict ending in 1971 – four decades on – Vietnamese are still suffering from the devastating effects of Agent Orange sprayed on crops, plants and trees by US military forces.
(VOV) -On May 27, the Vietnam Association for the Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) received a US$10,000 donation from Maggie Brooks – a Swiss citizen – in support of local victims.
(VOV) - Around 10,000 volunteers will take part in a run for Agent Orange victims and disabled people in HCM City on August 3.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has proposed a plan to provide financial assistance to policy beneficiaries with a total funding of nearly VND400 billion, or VND10 billion higher than the previous year’s figure.
(VOV) - The 14th International Committee of the Vietnam Friendship Village took place in Hanoi on October 25 with the participation of international organisations and donors from France, Germany, the US, Japan and Canada.
More than 500 people representing over 20,000 Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at a meeting on August 5 to mark the 51st anniversary of the AO/Dioxin Disaster in Vietnam.
Around £5,000 (VND170 million) was raised for Vietnamese Agent Orange victims at a meeting organised by British Members of Parliament (MPs) and the Vietnamese embassy on June 18.
Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society Len Aldis has sent an open letter to London Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers, reminding them of what Dow Chemical, which is to be a sponsor of the Games, has done to Vietnamese people with the use of toxic chemical Agent Orange (AO).
President of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA), Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, on December 5 received 120 wheelchairs handed over by Jose Benavides, a member of the Mexican Labour Party Central Committee.
Overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic have donated VND600 million to support Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims in their homeland.
Most people would baulk at walking 1,560km, but for 500 volunteers it was the least they could do to raise funds for Agent Orange victims and publicise environment and social issues.
Cuba’s Granma International on June 24 ran an illustrated article about Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims’ struggle for justice.