News Archive

May 2017 Newsletter – Victory! But the Fight Goes On… (AND we’re featured on Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown & National Geographic)

Posted: May 31, 2017

Victory! The second installment ($30m) of President Obama’s $90 million pledge made it safely into the FY 2017 budget! But the Fight Goes On – The 2018 White House budget proposal suggests a cut to $10m (over 65% cut).

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March 2017 Newsletter – TAKE ACTION NOW

Posted: Mar 30, 2017

Take Action! A bomb blast on March 21, 2017 injured twelve and killed one in what is believed to be the highest-causality unexploded ordnance accident in decades. It is unacceptable that Lao people are still being killed and maimed. This deadly legacy must end.

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Four-Decade-Old Bomb Mistaken For Toy, Kills And Injures 13 in Laos

Posted: Mar 23, 2017

A bomb blast on March 21, 2017 injured twelve and killed one, ages to 57, in the Northern Lao province of Xieng Khouang. The bomblet, one of an estimated 80 million dropped by the U.S. 40 years ago, was picked up by a girl, age 10, and brought back to her home, where it exploded.

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December 2016 Newsletter – A Message From Our Board Chair Titus Peachey

Posted: Dec 16, 2016

Board Chair Titus Peachey would like to thank you for your support and to tell you about the incredible impact that you are making with your generous gifts.

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November 2016 Newsletter – GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE TODAY

Posted: Nov 28, 2016

We have so much to be thankful for this year. President Obama historically visited Laos and committed $90 million toward UXO removal. But we also know that many challenges lie ahead. Our work to save lives in Laos is far from finished.

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FMP 2016: Lao Now

Event Date: Jan 1, 1970

Join us for our 2nd annual Fashion Meets Philanthropy Fundraiser for Legacies of War at Wallace Hall in New York City! All funds raised and donations will go towards Legacies of War!

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After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos By Channapha Khamvongsa, the Executive Director of Legacies of War When I was 6 years old, my family fled Laos, a country in Southeast Asia the size of Minnesota. As refugees welcomed by the United States, my parents’ wish for their children was to not look back, […]

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America’s Secret War in Laos Uncovered

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

America’s Secret War in Laos Uncovered By BOB WOODRUFF and KARSON YIU Sep 9, 2016, 4:30 AM ET This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Laos. In making it his last stop on his last official trip to Asia, Obama wanted to turn the page […]

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