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Centre for AO victims inaugurated

Update: January, 10/2014 - 14:59
The central city's Association for Victims of Agent Orange yesterday inaugurated Centre No. 1 for Agent Orange Victims on the occasion of the 10th Agent Orange Victims Day.— VNS Photos

DA NANG  (VNS) —  The central city's Association for Victims of Agent Orange yesterday inaugurated Centre No. 1 for Agent Orange Victims on the occasion of the 10th Agent Orange Victims Day.

The 400 square metre centre, constructed with an investment of VND3.9 billion (US$186,000), will provide vocational training, rehabilitation and food to over 100 Agent Orange (AO) kids. Da Nang has more than 5,000 AO victims, of which 1,400 are children.

The association, which has nurtured 160 AO kids in the city and in the central region, received over US$283,000 from local and foreign donors following fundraising programmes last year.

The city started constructing the first detoxification and rehabilitation centre for AO victims with a fund of US$108,000 from the Harris Freeman Foundation last year.

In 2012, donors contributed nearly VND6 billion ($285,000) including cash, gifts and equipment to help AO victims in the city. — VNS

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