Victims of Agent Orange receive housing support

Tuesday, 09/07/2024 14:56
On July 8, the Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Soc Trang province handed over four houses to families of Agent Orange victims in need of housing in My Phuoc and Long Hung communes, My Tu district.
Families of Agent Orange victims in difficult circumstances in Soc Trang receive housing support. (Photo: VNA)

Each house was supported with VND60 million, raised by the Association from philanthropists within and outside the province. In addition to this financial support, the families of the victims contributed an additional VND30-50 million, resulting in the construction of well-built houses with tiled floors, metal roofs, and solid walls.

Nguyen Hung, Chairman of the Soc Trang Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, stated that since the beginning of 2024, the association has mobilized nearly VND9.5 billion from organizations, individuals, businesses and philanthropists both within and outside the province. This included funding the construction of 20 new houses with a total cost of over VND1.3 billion. The association plans to expand the range of beneficiaries and the scope of its fundraising efforts to gather more resources from various organizations, individuals and benefactors to create a wide-reaching impact within the community.

Soc Trang Province has over 14,000 victims and suspected victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, including more than 7,500 members of the Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims Association. Currently, nearly 2,200 people who are victims of Agent Orange receive monthly support policies. Many of these individuals live in extremely difficult circumstances and require the collective assistance of organizations, individuals and society to alleviate their suffering./.

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