Those who have been hurt by Agent Orange Dioxin, but were not in the military have been forgotten.
We Are Agent Orange Dioxin Survivors Uniting. Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) provides advocacy for children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin exposures worldwide.
COVVHA was started in 2011 as a non-profit in the State of Ohio. It became a federally recognized 501 (c)(3), non-profit in January of 2012. COVVHA is the only 501 (c)(3) founded by, governed and run by Children of Vietnam Veterans for their own peers.
The Facts: Sad But True.
- 18- to 22-million gallons of Herbicide were sprayed across South Vietnam during the war.
- Many Vietnam Veterans are passing away prematurely or becoming seriously ill due to exposure of this herbicide.
- Many of these veterans have voiced concerns about their offspring suffering birth defects and unexplained illnesses.
- The U.S. Government refuses to fund research for Veterans’ children suffering with debilitating birth defects and unexplained illnesses while other countries like Vietnam and Australia do research to find answers.
The United States Government’s Stance?
The government currently acknowledges 18+ birth defects in children of FEMALE Vietnam Veterans only. The government claims these defects were caused by the female Veteran’s service in Vietnam and not an herbicide. The government acknowledges only one type of birth defect in the children of MALE Veterans – spina bifida. However, this excludes the Occulta type.
Please help Agent Orange Victims
All COVVHA Board Members and Officers are Volunteers. No salaries are paid to Board Members or Officers in accordance with COVVHA bylaws.