Activities in France to support AO victims

Paris (VNA) – Representatives of Vietnamese community’s associations in France on August 10 held a talk on how to raise the effectiveness of activities aimed at supporting Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin victims.

The meeting, initiated by the Collectif Vietnam Dioxine - an association in France supporting the Vietnamese AO victims, also drew the participation of the US-based Global Exchange, a NGO which is interested in protecting victims of the Vietnam War.

The attendants praised efforts made by associations in Vietnam in protecting and assisting the Vietnamese AO victims over the time, especially the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA).

The associations were also successful in drawing the attention of a huge number of people in the world, they added.

In order to make the work more successful, the VAVA and foreign NGOs should make a close coordination in implementing campaigns across the world, especially in Europe, the delegates said.

Meanwhile, representative of the Collectif Vietnam Dioxine, Vo Dinh Kim, said that one of difficulties facing the associations is how to seek financial sponsorship.

There are 15 associations in France which are working for the Vietnamese AO victims, including “Vietnam, les Enfants de la Dioxine,” “Collectif Vietnam Dioxine,” “Van Canh Friendship Village,” and “Agent Orange, flowers of hope.”

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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