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PRESS RELEASE: 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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PRESS RELEASE: 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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December 2016 Newsletter – A Message From Our Board Chair Titus Peachey

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.

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November 2016 Newsletter – GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE TODAY

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.

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FMP 2016: Lao Now

Event Date: Jan 1, 1970

Join us for our 2nd annual Fashion Meets Philanthropy Fundraiser for Legacies of War at Wallace Hall in New York City! All funds raised and donations will go towards Legacies of War!

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