We can't change our legacy.
Or can we?
The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged
War Legacies Project's work in Laos was profiled in a March 21, 2021 article in the New York Times Magazine and later published on the front page of the New York Times International Edition. The article was made possible by a grant from the Pulitzer Center to journalist George Black. Photographs by Magnum Photographer Christopher Anderson.
began in 2008 with a vision of mitigating and ultimately eliminating
War Legacies Project
war legacies. Our dedicated team has since been raising awareness about and addressing the long-term human health and environmental consequences of Viet Nam War-era use of toxic herbicides and Explosive Remnants of War and providing assistance to those impacted in affected countries.
All 3 countries suffered an additional tragedy from 7 million tons of bombs and other explosives.
Between 1961 and 1971, the U.S. sprayed 12 million gallons of Dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange and 8 million gallons of other herbicides on Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia—an average of 5,200 gallons a day for 3,735 days.
Together, Agent Orange and Explosive Remnants of War left a legacy of destruction, death and sickness.
We bring legacies born from violent conflicts to light, through developing a greater understanding of the true costs and long-term consequences of war—so that we may end war's legacies and war itself, once and for all.
OUR FEATURED PROJECTS
Agent Orange Record, our project website, provides an objective and comprehensive account of the legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, the U.S. and other areas.
Our Survey began in 2014 to perform a systematic recording of the consequences of wartime use of herbicides in Laos and to identify the extent of its contamination and human health impacts there.
must first become a past,