HCMC event highlights AO/Dioxin victims’ agony

The Ho Chi Minh City Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims Association opened a seven-day event on August 2 to highlight the continuing plight of the victims of the pesticide used by the Americans during the war.

More than 200 pictures are on display in the "Where’s my beautiful life?" exhibition on victims’ efforts to survive with their condition.
It is being held in association with the city’s War Remnants Museum.

Other activities will include raising funds to aid the victims and disseminating information about their situation.

The Red Cross will hold a parade on August 9 in which people afflicted by AO will take part.

A live music show will be held at the city Opera House on the closing day, August 10, to auction three paintings to raise funds for the victims.

Poor victims will also be gifted houses and money at the show.

The event is on at the Youth Culture House.

By Thuy Binh – Translated by Sao Khue

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