International Activists Form New Organization to Provide Assistance to Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange
50 Years After the United States Commenced Spraying Agent Orange on the People and Land of Vietnam, Millions of Victims Continue To Suffer
Da Nang, Vietnam, October 1, 2011 – On August 10th, 1961, the United States began spraying the deadly herbicide, Agent Orange, on the people and country of Vietnam. During the course of a 10 year period, Agent Orange and the other so-called “rainbow herbicides” were sprayed on more than 20% of southern Vietnam. 4.5 million Vietnamese perished during the war. Millions more continue to suffer as a direct result of the sprayings. The effect of Agent Orange has now reached the fourth generation.
The Agent Orange Action Group (AOAG) was founded by several notable activists from around the world to accomplish one goal – obtain and provide assistance to the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange.
In addition, we seek justice for the victims from those who caused the tragedy, namely the United States Government and the US Chemical Companies headed by Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
“In Vietnam there are near to four million victims of Agent Orange, of all ages, many not able to be treated in a hospital or clinics. Many live at home, in small towns and communes throughout the country. These tragic victims and their parents need our help and the help of the companies who manufactured this poison as well as the government responsible for spraying it,” states Len Aldis, Chairman of AOAG and one of its founders.
To learn more and to find out how you can help, visit www.aoag.org for more information.
About Agent Orange Action Group:
Agent Orange Action Group is a non-profit organization. Founded in 2011, the group aims to provide assistance to Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange through education, fundraising and lobbying efforts in government and the private sector.
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