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Vietnam News Agency presents gifts to Agent Orange victims

Update: June, 25/2012 - 16:13

 

The VNA delegation has presented gifts to Agent Orange victims in Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province.—VNA/VNS Photo
Ha Noi—The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has presented gifts to Agent Orange victims in the central province of Quang Tri on the anniversary of the 81 day struggle to defend the ancient citadel, which began on June 28, 1972.

The VNA delegation has visited Trieu Phong district to hand over saving books worth VND2 million each to 15 local children. The activity was also held to mark the 65th anniversary of the War Invalids and Fallen Combatants' Day, July 27.

With a total of 15,485 victims, Quang Tri province has the fourth largest Agent Orange population in Viet Nam.

Earlier this month, the VNA and the Association of Agent Orange Victims in the central province of Ninh Thuan funded the building of a house for the family of Barau Thi Tieu of the Raglai ethnic minority group

Tieu made a substantial contribution to Viet Nam's revolution and her son suffers badly from the effects of dioxin. The keys to the new house were handed over on June 13.

The VNA donated the 30 million VND needed to build the house.-VNS.

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