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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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United States Announces $15 Million Assistance Package for the Lao UXO Sector

Posted: Jun 23, 2015

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the UXO sector in Laos by increasing its total assistance for Laos’ UXO sector to $15 million this year.  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel announced the new assistance during the annual U.S.-Lao PDR Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, which took place in Washington, D.C. on June 19.  […]

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Pop-Up Lao Noodle by Chef Deth for Legacies of War

Event Date: May 12, 2015

Chef Deth presents khao poon (ເຂົ້າປຸ້ນ) pop-up noodle shop at Thip Khao to benefit Legacies of War Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm & 8pm BUY TICKETS HERE __________________________________________________ 3 course dinner Mouthwatering Green Mango Salad w/ toasted rice powder Savory Lao curry vermicelli noodle soup w/ selection of meat & veggie toppings Aromatic Yellow Mung […]

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International New York Times: “Cleaning a land riddled with bombs”

Posted: Mar 30, 2015

One woman has led a single-minded effort to clean up the fallout of a nine-year American air campaign that made Laos one of the most heavily bombed places on earth.

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The Guardian: “Laos: Thousands suffering from the deadly aftermath of US bomb campaign”

Posted: Jan 31, 2015

Matteo Fagotto Saturday 31 January 2015 16.04 EST Fifty years after US combat troops entered Vietnam, neighbouring Laos is still dealing with unexploded bombs from fierce air attacks “If I had arrived 15 minutes later at the hospital, I would have died. I underwent 12 blood transfusions in order to survive.” Sitting in the living […]

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January 2015 Newsletter – Reflection on Last Year

Posted: Jan 1, 2015

2014 was a good year for Legacies. We know that 2015 will be as well.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – DC non-profit, Legacies of War, celebrates 10 years of clearing unexploded bombs in Laos

Posted: Jul 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY DC non-profit, Legacies of War, celebrates 10 years of clearing unexploded bombs in Laos Washington, D.C., July 15, 2014: This year, Legacies of War is celebrating a decade of accomplishments, including the historic increase in U.S. funding for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance and victims assistance in Laos from $3 million in 2008 to […]

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