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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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
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.
15 YEARS OF IMPACT
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:
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.
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
WAR LEGACIES WE ARE ADDRESSING
Agent Orange and Dioxin
Explosive Remnants of War
ENDING WAR LEGACIES
THEORY OF CHANGE
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