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Hanoi pays special attention to Agent Orange victims
Anh Kiet 17:36, 2019/08/12
Currently, Hanoi has more than 50,000 people exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin, of them more than 20,000 victims receive financial aids from the Vietnamese government.
Hanoi’s authorities always care for Agent Orange/dioxin victims who are still suffering from the consequences caused by the US army in the Vietnam War.

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy made the statement at a recent meeting on the occasion of 58 years of Agent Orange disaster in Vietnam (August 10, 1961 – 2019).
An Agent Orange victim. Photo: Internet
An Agent Orange victim. Photo: Internet
Currently, Hanoi has more than 50,000 people exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin, of them more than 20,000 victims receive subsidies from  the Vietnamese government.  

Besides, there are more than 6,000 second-generation victims, 584 third-generation victims, and 78 fourth-generation victims who were infected with chemical toxins.

Fifty-eight years after the US began spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam, the tragic legacy left behind by the toxic defoliant remains indelible.

Every day, some three million Agent Orange/dioxin victims in Vietnam struggle to survive, living their lives with incurable wounds.

Since 2004, more than VND85 billion (US$3.65 million) has been allocated by public and social organizations to support families of Agent Orange/dioxin victims in business, housing, education, healthcare and vocational training.

According to Nguyen Sy Thuy, head of the Hanoi Association for Agent Orange/dioxin Victims, the city’s authority has made sure that more than 50,000 people infected with and exposed to the chemical fully receive support and enjoy assistance policies.

In 2016, the first-ever center providing medical support for victims of toxic chemicals including dioxin opened in suburban Ba Vi district of Hanoi. Thanks to comprehensive treatment and healthcare, some 100 victims have seen improvements, said the center’s Director Tran Dang Khoa.
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