Update: 08:49 | 07/10/2020
The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) launched an application on October 6 with the aim of mobilising more support to care for AO victims.
Named VAVAPlus, the app includes photos, stories and reports on AO victims as well as their information and addresses so that supporters can make donations to them.
The VAVAPlus app is available for installation at http://vavainfo.vn.
There are also stories honouring collectives and individuals who have made contributions to helping the victims.
A digital marketplace is built on the app where AO victims and their families can post products for sale in order to create a sustainable livelihood while helping them connect with both domestic and foreign traders.
The VAVAPlus app is available for installation http://vavainfo.vn. Donations can also be sent to VAVA’s bank account number 6851111879230, Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), Thanh Xuan Branch, Hanoi.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, VAVA President, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Rinh called on benefactors both at home and abroad to continue showing their spiritual and financial support for AO victims via the app in order to help them overcome their difficulties and integrate well into the community.
He also expressed his hope that press agencies popularise the app to help it reach the public.
Approximately VND80 million was raised via the app by participating organisations, individuals and delegates at the event.