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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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President Obama Announces Historic Increase in Funding for Removal of Unexploded Ordnance from Laos, September 6, 2016

Posted: Sep 6, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a substantial increase in funding for the removal of unexploded ordnance from Laos, the first-ever visit to Laos by a U.S. president . All of these funds go directly to operations on the ground in Laos, including survey, clearance, risk education, and services for victims.

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PRESS RELEASE: During Historic Visit to Laos, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Commits to Addressing Problem of Leftover U.S. Bombs from Vietnam Era

Posted: Feb 4, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Laos last week and Legacies of War was encouraged by Kerry’s remarks during his visit about the need for the U.S. to finally address the legacy of unexploded bombs in Laos.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Funding for UXO Clearance in Laos Reaches Historic High

Posted: Jun 29, 2015

Legacies of War applauds the increase in U.S. funding for the unexploded ordnance (UXO) sector in Laos to $15 million, the highest level in history. It is a five-fold increase since 2009, when Legacies of War first called for an increase in U.S. commitment to remove unexploded bombs leftover from the Vietnam War-era.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Legacies of War Celebrates Historic Achievements at 10th Anniversary Dinner

Posted: Jul 3, 2014

Legacies of War will celebrate an historic increase in U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and UXO victim support in Laos at a dinner on July 15, marking the 10th anniversary of the organization’s founding.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Funding for UXO Clearance in Laos Reaches Historic High

Posted: Jan 21, 2014

Legacies of War today announced that the U.S. will be spending $12 million in fiscal year 2014 for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance, victim assistance and risk education in Laos. The amount represents the largest annual spending by the U.S. to support various groups in Laos working to improve clearance efficiency, lower casualty rates and support current victims.

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Media Advisory: Lao Textiles Trunk Show to Benefit Legacies of War in Washington, DC

Posted: Sep 17, 2012

Ock Pop Tok will hold a Trunk Show to benefit Legacies of War, featuring a beautiful collection of hand dyed and spun silk scarfs, textiles, home decor, jewelry, and handbags from Laos on Sunday, September 23, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

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PRESS RELEASE: Legacies of War Calls on Secretary Hillary Clinton to Keep the Promise She Made in Laos to Address Past Legacies

Posted: Jul 12, 2012

Legacies of War Calls on Secretary Hillary Clinton to Keep the Promise She Made in Laos to Address Past Legacies while she was in Laos. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touched down in Vientiane, Laos, on Wednesday, marking the first time that a U.S. Secretary of State has visited the country since 1955.

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