The Vietnam war has ended more than forty years ago, but the country remains blighted by toxins which are not only harmful to the environment but also seriously affect human public health, causing many dangerous diseases with heredity factors. These diseases have made people sick, disabled, suffer from interminable pain and severe psychological problems.
Tens of thousands of people have died due to incurable diseases. Many women have experienced reproductive problems with the most disastrous consequence that their children also become Agent Orange victims, born with malformations and mental problems. They can not lead a normal life, can not work, need constant care and are among the poorest of the poorest coming from remote rural areas that were the main targets of intensive spraying.