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).
U.S. to Provide $30 Million in 2017 to Address Bomb Legacy in Laos, But 2018 Funding Threatened by Dramatic Cuts
Posted: May 30, 2017
Congress has allocated $30 million to the unexploded ordnance sector in Laos for fiscal year 2017, fulfilling the second installment of a U.S. government pledge made by President Obama totalling $90 million over three years, $30 million per year. This funding will be used in bomb clearance, victim assistance, and risk education.
Category: Press Releases
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.
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
Inspired by Legacies of War’s mission, Sisavanh created the exhibition “Legacies of War”, at Tinney Contemporary Gallery. Sisavanh is one the first professional Lao American visual artists and educators of her generation.
Posted: Mar 24, 2017
This week a new administration in the White House and Congress entered with new priorities. Past commitments and policies are being reversed, but we are commited to keeping the issue of Laos’ unexploded ordnance on the radar of policymakers.
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.
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.
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.