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First on CNN: Obama to push to clear leftover Vietnam-era bombs

Posted: Jan 24, 2016

By Elise Labott, CNN Updated 10:34 PM ET, Sun January 24, 2016 Vientiane, Laos (CNN) Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Laos on Sunday ahead of a major push by the Obama administration to fix a decades-old wrong: clearing up leftover Vietnam-era U.S. bombs. Kerry’s visit will help usher in a new partnership with a […]

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Boston Globe: “John Kerry to discuss unexploded US bombs on trip to Laos”

Posted: Jan 22, 2016

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary of State John Kerry. By Daniel Malloy GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JANUARY 22, 2016 VIENTIANE, Laos — More than 40 years later, it is still a regular event in the countryside. A child picks up what looks like a toy, a farmer hits a buried shell with a shovel, or a villager tries […]

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December 2015 Newsletter – Our Top Five Awesome Memories from 2015

Posted: Dec 30, 2015

2015 was an exciting year for Legacies of War! We want to showcase our top five memories and we hope you join us in 2016 for the Most Anticipated Year yet!

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Laos in NYC: Fashion for Philanthropy

Event Date: Dec 5, 2015

Laos in NYC: Fashion Meets Philanthropy Fundraiser Fusing Fashion, Food and Impact To Help Make Laos Safe from Millions of Unexploded Bombs PURCHASE TICKETS For nearly ten years, millions of bombs rained down on the tiny country of Laos, making it the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. The bombings ended over 42 […]

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October 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Oct 14, 2015

Board Member Kane Vongsavanh shares his experiences with UXO’s and Legacies of War and we learn more about the Cluster Munition Monitor Report.

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Travel to Laos: Bombs, Loss and Hope

Event Date: Aug 27, 2015

Travel to Laos: Bombs, Loss and Hope August 27th from 7pm-8:30pm Free event in Seattle Please RSVP – info@legaciesofwar.org ArtXchange Gallery 512 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 Channapha Khamvongsa of Legacies of War will share stories from her recent trip to Laos, which was featured in the New York Times, about villagers she met […]

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July 2015 Newsletter – Hope Doesn’t Solve Everything, But it Changes Everything

Posted: Jul 7, 2015

The United States recently increased its funding to the UXO sector in Laos to its highest point in history. This funding shows that with hope, we can change everything.

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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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