VOV: Dioxin-related diseases recognized by the US are all found in Vietnam. Are they considered as part of the convincing evidence for VAVA’s legal proceedings?
Mr Thu: Yes, that’s important evidence. The US has identified 15 diseases, Vietnam 17. Many of the diseases are common in both countries. However, the lists provided by the two sides do not include many important diseases caused by dioxin such as immunodeficiency, which is popular but goes unnoticed because it is not as acute as other diseases.
In the meantime, the US government has subsidized all American victims who suffer from any disease in the US list, including those losing 10 percent of their labour capacity. This practice clearly shows that the US deliberately evades their responsibility for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.
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Kelly is an American agent orange victim, child of a deceased American Vietnam veteran, and member of AO Legacy