HANOI: The UAE Embassy in Vietnam has participated in a walk organised
by the Vietnam Red Cross in support of the victims of Agent
Orange/Dioxin, which attracted the participation of 10,000 people.
UAE is one of the major donors to the annual event, which was held in
Ho Chi Minh City on August 9th to support three generations of
Vietnamese victims - around 4.8 million people — who still suffer from
severe disabilities following their exposure to the toxic chemical
during the war.
Funds raised go towards the provision of a number
of assistance projects including homes, medicine and education for the
As part of the UAE embassy's contribution, gifts were
distributed to affected children during the event, and the embassy was
presented with a certificate of thanks and appreciation from event
Khalid Ibrahim Abdulaziz Shuhail, UAE Ambassador to
Vietnam, said that these charitable contributions are part of the UAE's
international humanitarian relief programmes implemented in many
countries around the world.