Benefactors’ trip to Vietnam


12 November until 23 November 2017


Over the course of 12 days, we’ll show you the highlights of Vietnam from North to South, accompanied by Maria Vitagliano, director of Green Cross Switzerland’s programme Social Medicine.


Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries in Asia. On this trip, planned by Green Cross with benefactors and enthusiasts in mind, we are particularly looking for the contrast between impressions made by landscape and culture and the long-term effect of the Vietnam War, still visible today. In particular, the Americans’ use of the toxic defoliant “Agent Orange,” an herbicide containing dioxin, had a massive impact. Children in the affected regions are still being born with deformations today. After emotionally moving contacts with victims, we shall dedicate ourselves to the country’s culture and nature during the second half of the trip, setting out on fantastic boat excursions and discovering fascinating cities.


Benefactors’ trip to Vietnam: 12 to 23 November 2017


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Detailed Itinerary (in German)



Like Chernobyl, the Japanese tragedy

shows that there is no such thing as “zero risk”, when it comes to power generation by nuclear power plants. An accident has far-reaching consequences for both the economy and the society in the affected area that will last for centuries.


Since the Fukushima reactor accident, eight percent of Japan’s land area has been contaminated by radioactivity and 160,000 people have been evacuated or moved into emergency accommodation. To this day, up to 10 million people have been affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.


As an environmental organisation which has focused on the long-term consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for almost two decades, Green Cross Switzerland calls for worldwide withdrawal from power generation by nuclear power plants.


Given the global impact of climate change and nuclear disasters, it is absolutely essential for the international community to work together in order to develop and utilise renewable energy, to boost energy efficiency and to implement controlled withdrawal from nuclear power throughout the world.

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