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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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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary Hillary Clinton to Make Historic Visit to Laos

Posted: Jul 6, 2012

On Wednesday, July 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive in Vientiane, Lao PDR, marking the first time that an active U.S. Secretary of State has visited the country since 1955.

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PRESS RELEASE: Members of Congress, Diplomatic Corps Join Legacies of War to Celebrate New Hope for Laos

Posted: Jun 18, 2012

Legacies of War is celebrating its recent education and advocacy successes — above all, the recent U.S. Senate appropriations report language recommending a record $10 million for unexploded ordnance (UXO) programs in Laos in 2013. “The Congress recognizes the responsibility to help clear UXO in areas where such ordnance was caused by the U.S., and Laos is a tragic example of where U.S. cluster munitions continue to maim and kill civilians.”

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Media Advisory: Legacies of War Celebrates New Hope for a Bomb-Free Laos

Posted: Jun 12, 2012

Legacies of War will hold a reception on June 18th to celebrate its recent successes, above all the recent U.S. Senate appropriations report language allocating a record $10 million for unexploded ordnance (UXO) programs in Laos in 2013.

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PRESS RELEASE: Congress Appropriates $9 Million for UXO Activities in Laos for FY12

Posted: Feb 16, 2012

Legacies of War applauds Congress for appropriating $9 million for the clearance of UXO in Laos during FY12. The $9 million represents a tripling of the UXO budget for Laos since 2006 and the largest amount ever allocated, marking significant progress toward ending the deadly threat of unexploded bombs that the citizens of Laos face every day in their own soil.

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PRESS RELEASE: Former Ambassadors to Laos Call on Secretary Clinton to visit country and Increase Funding for Unexploded Bomb Removal in Laos

Posted: Jul 8, 2011

Six former United States ambassadors or chiefs of mission to Laos have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to visit Laos during her upcoming Southeast Asian trip and to commit to substantially increasing U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind during the Vietnam War.

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