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Why Us?

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A world that is more just and peaceful... We're here to build it.

RECLAIMING OUR LEGACIES, ONCE AND FOR ALL

MISSION

We raise awareness about and address the long-term human health and environmental consequences of war through on-ground researching, programming and advocacy and strategic campaigns.

VISION

We envision a world free of the ravages of modern war where peace and the rights and dignity of all prevail and where healthy land, forests and bodies of water and biodiversity are respected.

PRINCIPLES

We believe in healing war's wounds so that the right to economic security, dignity, health, education and clean natural resources is ensured, protected and guaranteed for future generations.

We’ve worked in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, and in the U.S., to raise awareness about and address the ongoing legacies of Vietnam War-era use of Agent Orange and Explosive Remnants of War.

Our expertise derives from decades of on-ground research, surveys, data-gathering, and providing direct support to those impacted in post-war countries.

We continue to expand our services to help

hundreds of youth and young adults disproportionately affected by:

Millions of Explosive Remnants of War that litter the countryside continuing to inflict injuries and death upon hundreds of victims every year

Thousands of acres of defoliated forests and tropical landscapes that remain in poor ecological condition and have poisoned food sources and more

Dioxin hotspots at former U.S. military bases throughout southern Viet Nam and potentially in Laos

Disabilities and illnesses caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other Dioxin-contaminated herbicides

Your support encompasses our research, policy advocacy and all of our health, social and educational programs and resources that have been designed to address the specific issues people living with a disability or illness face in their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 YEARS OF IMPACT

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

HEALTH EQUITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH: HOW WE'RE TAKING ACTION

We've identified three critical areas where your support will help us make the greatest difference....

Research

Ending war’s many legacies and bringing change start with the facts. Our experts do accurate, cross-checked research into civilian harm claims and public health and environmental issues associated with wartime use of herbicides and Explosive Remnants of War.

Advocacy and Policy

We use our research and analysis to build proactive awareness, responsibility and ultimately broad public support for post-war remediation and recovery efforts and to influence and press governments, companies and decision-makers to do the right thing.

Programming

Through our distinct body of vision, practice and change, along with our research and advocacy, we work with practitioners to stabilize affected communities, peoples and land in post-war Laos, Viet Nam and Cambodia, and also veterans in the U.S.

Stay up-to-date with what we do at War Legacies Project

by reading our blog!