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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.

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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.

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OUR FEATURED PROJECTS

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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.

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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.

War

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must first become a past,

legacies.

before any futures are lived free of its

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OUR PROGRAMS

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Our programming comes from accurate, cross-checked research and analysis aimed at building proactive awareness and broad public support for remediation and stabilizing communities, people and land.

We have helped hundreds of children and young adults with Agent Orange-associated disabilities or illnesses by providing financial support, wheelchairs, prosthetics and other adaptive equipment.

We address the environmental consequences of wartime use of herbicides and Explosive Remnants of War, so that communities can renew their relationship with their natural resources.

our most recent collaboration

on the film

THE PEOPLE VS AGENT ORANGE (2020)

Learn more here.

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