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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Decision No. 2215/QD-TTg on the national action plan on overcoming the post-war consequences of toxic chemicals/dioxin in Vietnam for 2021-30.

Swiss Party of Labour voices solidarity with Vietnamese AO victims

The Swiss Party of Labour has expressed its solidarity with Vietnamese-French woman Tran To Nga and all Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims of Vietnam after a French court rejected Nga’s lawsuit seeking justice for the victims.

Vietnam regrets French court's decision to throw out Agent Orange lawsuit

Vietnam regrets the French court’s decision to reject the lawsuit of Tran To Nga to hold to account several multinational companies that produced and traded the toxic herbicide Agent Orange during the American war in Vietnam.

German media: plaintiffs and supporters of Tran To Nga’s lawsuit not deterred

Many newspapers of German have run stories highlighting the lawsuit lodged by Vietnamese French Tran To Nga against 14 multinational chemical companies that produced the toxic chemicals sprayed by the US army in Vietnam during the war, 

Vietnam association for AO victims issues statement on Tran To Nga's lawsuit

The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange has affirmed it will provide support to Tran To Nga to continue her lawsuit against US firms that manufactured the toxic AO defoliant used by US forces during the war in Vietnam.

Struggle for AO/dioxin victims in Vietnam endures

Significant attention has been paid to a hearing on January 25 for a trial brought by Vietnamese-French woman Tran To Nga against the US companies that provided the chemical toxins used by the US Army in the war in Vietnam.

AO/dioxin still causes sufferings for generations of Vietnamese: German daily

Fifty years ago the US stopped spraying Agent Orange (AO) through Vietnam, however, people still suffer from severe hereditary defects to this day, wrote a recent article published by German daily newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau (FR).

Joint efforts made for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims

Merle Ratner, Coordinator of the US-based Vietnam Agent Orange (AO) Relief and Responsibility Campaign, highlighted certain achievements in the fight for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims during an interview with the VNA.

Physically impaired man and his good deeds

A birth defect caused by Agent Orange has limited Nguyen Duy Hoc’s motor skills, but he hasn’t let that hold him back and has spent 12 years helping others go to school and have a place to live.

Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues

A Japanese researcher has just announced a project on training Vietnamese health workers in addressing problems related to Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin chemical that was sprayed on the country during the war.

 

Efforts to ease Agent Orange pain

The war has been over for a long time, but the Agent Orange disaster still exists, affecting life and health of many Vietnamese generations. Relieving the lingering pain is a shared responsibility of the whole community.

Light at end of the tunnel for Agent Orange victims

It was on August 10, 1961, that the US military first sprayed Agent Orange in Vietnam. 58 years have passed, yet the tragic legacy left behind by the toxic defoliant remains indelible.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 1-7

Upcoming events in Hanoi and HCM City

US Secretary of State talks on Agent Orange, TPP

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday told US Secretary of State John Kerry Viet Nam would push forward with projects to decontaminate areas at Da Nang and Bien Hoa airports saturated with the dioxin Agent Orange.

Helping people put their best foot forward

 VietNamNet Bridge – People with disabilities should take heart from the stories of a nine-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who have been helped to get on their feet by inspirational peers and free prosthetic limbs.

Agent Orange pain - painful images from Tu Du Hospital

 VietNamNet Bridge - The most hardened hearts would have to be stunned by pictures of Agent Orange victims taken by photographer Philip Jones Griffiths at the Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital in 1980 and 2002.

Visit the only dioxin detoxification “oven” in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – On the morning of April 24, the local and foreign media was permitted to visit the dioxin detoxification site, which is in the first phase of operation, in the central city of Da Nang.