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We are a global community of pragmatic optimists, experts, practitioners, and advocates–with the vision for a world free of conflict.

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About Us


War does not stay confined to the battlefield. War—and its terrible legacy of destruction, death, and sickness—lives on in succeeding generations, in those who had little or nothing to do with war itself. These later generations often have to pay the heaviest price.

Our work began with working with the most vulnerable and most impacted in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and in the U.S., to raise awareness about and address the ongoing legacies of the U.S. war in southeast Asia. The work we conducted for over 15 years was grounded in and guided by decades of on-the-ground, accurate research and field work, surveys, data gathering, and evidence-based analysis.

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Who We Are and Why War Legacies

Hear from Executive Director Susan Hammond and Board President Jacquelyn Chagnon in a conversation that recounts the founding of War Legacies Project, its evolution, its work thus far, and the challenges that lie ahead.

War Legacies Project is a U.S.-based multinational NGO that helps many in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, as well as in the U.S., including veterans, to overcome the long-term human health and environmental consequences of Vietnam-War era use of Agent Orange and Explosive Remnants of War.


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How We Work
Our holistic approach is based in upholding the right to economic security, good health, education, and in promoting lands and forests free from pollution, clean water, and increased biodiversity—all of which play a part in creating a world free of conflict:

The Laos Agent Orange Survey work.

What We've Done and Will Continue to Do
Through our vision, research, programs, and advocacy we work with practitioners to support families and communities, provide educational opportunities and access to healthcare, and build biodiversity and ecosystem stability across post-war Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and the U.S.

Maintain the Agent Orange Record, a comprehensive online source of all things Agent Orange-related

Coordinate programs in Vietnam and Laos to mitigate the impact of wartime use of Agent Orange-Dioxin

Give hundreds of children with disabilities access to health care and educational resources

Research the extent of Agent Orange-Dioxin contamination in Laos through surveys of villages in affected regions

Provide assistance and information to affected people in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and in the U.S., including war-era veterans and their families

Collaborate with leaders, experts, and journalists to raise awareness about the ongoing impacts of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and other Explosive Remnants of War

Advocate for increased, proactive support for post-war remediation efforts and funding from governmental, nongovernmental, and community sources

Provide income generation support and improving housing for families caring for severely disabled children in Vietnam



Agent Orange and Dioxin

Explosive Remnants of War

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