VND137.8 billion raised to support AO/Dioxin victims in 2014

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The VAVA mobilised VND137.8 billion (over US$6.44 million) to support AO/Dioxin victims in 2014.
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NDO – The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) mobilised VND137.8 billion (over US$6.44 million) from domestic and international individuals and organisations to support victims of AO/Dioxin around the country in 2014.

The statistic was released at the second conference of the VAVA’s third Central Committee held on December 25 in Hanoi.

Over 2014, the association has overcome difficulties, actively promoted its activities and developed its branches in 61 provinces and cities directly under the central authority, including 84% at the district level and 66% of commune level.

The association effectively implemented its programme to help victims and their families, including building care and rehabilitation centres, as well as vocational training centre.

The association gave many suggestions on the Party’s and State’s regulations and policies relating to people infected with toxic chemicals used by the US military during the war in Vietnam.

At the conference, the delegates elected a new Vice Chairman, bringing the number of members of the VAVA Central Committee to 104.