Posted: Jul 2, 2012
June has been an exciting month for Legacies. In this issue we focus on creating new legacies and announcing the latest news about UXO removal in Laos.
Posted: Jun 8, 2012
In May, Legacies had a number of exciting programs and activities, and just last week the Senate Appropriations Committee supported the largest ever annual allocation for demining in Laos!
Posted: May 14, 2012
Legacies of War Celebration and Reception Please join us to celebrate Legacies of War’s progress and renew our shared commitment to bomb removal and victim assistance in Laos. Come hear our call to action and meet our board members, staff, and fellow supporters of a bomb-free Laos! When Where Monday, June 18th Stewart Mott House 5:30 […]
Posted: Jan 14, 2012
‘Walk Without Fear’ exhibit shows dangers of landmines through student art Jan 12, 2012 – The Monongalia Arts Center will begin showcasing the “Walk Without Fear” photography and art exhibit by Proud Students Against Landmines and West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines today. The exhibit is dedicated to exposing the dangers of land mines and cluster bombs in Laos and Cambodia. […]
Posted: Jan 12, 2012
Borikhamxay villagers ordered to evacuate bomb site Jan 12, 2012 – The residents of a Borikhamxay village have been ordered to stay at least one kilometre away from the site where a 2,000 pound bomb remains buried under sandbags. It is feared the bomb could detonate at any time, and poses a huge risk to […]
Posted: Jan 4, 2012
Legacies of War Job Opportunity Social Media/Communications Consultant Legacies of War (Legacies) was founded in 2004 to educate and advocate for the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, to provide space for healing the wounds of war and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, and […]
Posted: Dec 20, 2011
From the Report for Laos: Laos Heavy flooding in Laos has made UXO removal even more difficult. Photo courtesy of Stephen Pritchard, NPA. During the Vietnam War, a U.S. extensive bombing campaign left Laos the most heavily bombed country in the world per capita, a tragic title it retains to this day. Landmines and cluster […]
Posted: Dec 19, 2011
The Healing Fields Land mines once crippled a war-ravaged Cambodia. Today the nation is a model for how to recover from this scourge. By Mark Jenkins Photograph by Lynn Johnson January 2012 – Delicately brushing away the soil with his fingers, Aki Ra uncovers a dark green land mine buried two inches beneath the overgrown dirt road. […]