New centre for AO victims to be built in Ho Chi Minh City
In 2015, the Ho Chi Minh city Association for Victims of Agent Orange (AO) will inaugurate the building of a new centre for caring, treating and giving vocational training to AO victims, or “Orange village”, Major-General Tran Ngoc Tho, President of the Association has said.
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The village is expected to be built in Xuan Thoi Thuong commune, Hoc Mon district on an area of 49,000 square metres and with a capital of VND100 billion.
The village will receive AO orphans, homeless victims and give vocational training and healthcare for the victims’ children.
Holding humanitarian significance in mitigating the burden for society in rearing AO victims, the village is also a convincing proof denouncing the crimes caused by US troops on Vietnamese people throughout years of the war.
There are some 3 million AO victims across the country who face significant difficulties during their daily life. Many of them have to live in charitable organizations in pagodas and churches. However, the charitable organizations raise the child victims only until they reach 12 years old./.
( Compiled by VNF )