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September 2017 Newsletter – Where Were You – One Year Later: Obama’s Historic Visit to Laos

Posted: Sep 7, 2017

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August 2017 Newsletter – A Message From One of Two Psychologists in Laos, Dr. Manivone Thikeo: My Legacies of War

Posted: Aug 4, 2017

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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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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.

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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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February 2017 Newsletter- A Message from Lao-American Artist Sisavanh Houghton

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.

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January 2017 Newsletter- We’ve Come So Far We’re Not Turning Back

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.

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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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