The Fund for Reconciliation and Development, with encouragement and initial support from Oxfam America, is coordinating an educational project to raise awareness about the lingering consequences of the chemicals used during the Vietnam War, and to encourage support for alleviating their human health and environmental effects. For more information follow the link above.
US-Vietnam Scientific Conference on Human Health and Environmental Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxins (Hanoi, March 2002):
Statement from the Stockholm Agent Orange
Conference from July 2002
Hatfield Consultants: http://www.hatfieldgroup.com
Dioxin Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:
EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment: Dioxin and Related Compounds
Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin
Air Force Agent Orange Study: http://www.brooks.af.mil/AFRL/HED/hedb/afhs.html
Veterans Administration Agent Orange Information http://www.va.gov/agentorange
Summary of Available Information on Use, Testing and Storage of Dioxin Containing Herbicides. From Department of Defense to Representative Lane Evans
US Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam unclassified Memo on Agent Orange
Agent Orange in Laos: Documentary Evidence
Agent Orange in Cambodia: The 1969 Defoliation in Kampong Cham
The Friendship Village Directed by Michelle Mason, an award-winning 50-minute documentary about an international group of veterans who built a village in Viet Nam for children with Agent Orange-related disabilities.
Battle’s Poison Cloud: Directed by Cecile Trijssenaar of Tambuti Films, Exams the birth defects issue in Viet Nam related to Agent Orange exposure and recent scientific research including research undertaken by Hatfield Consultants Ltd.
Distributed by FRD:
A Story from the Corner of the Park: Directed by Vietnamese director Tran Van Thuy. A beautifully directed film that tells the story of a Vietnamese family in Hanoi, Vietnam whose children are believed to be affected by Agent Orange.
Vietnam: Where the War has Passed: Directed by Vu Le My of the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, Hanoi . An award winning film about the affects of Agent Orange on Vietnamese Veterans and their children.
Agent Orange Collateral Damage in Viet Nam - Collection of photos and essays by Philip Jones Griffiths on the health and environmental impacts of Agent Orange in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Purchase a copy from FRD for $40.00 and proceeds will go to VAVA.
Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange - by Fred A. Wilcox
Purchase a copy from FRD for $15.00 and proceeds will go to VAVA.
Agent Orange on Trial - Peter Schuck
The Dioxin War: Truth and Lies about the Perfect Poison - Robert Allen
Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical & the Toxic Century - Jack Doyle
Agent Orange in the Vietnam War: History and Consequences -
Prof. Dr. Le Cao Dai (published in Vietnam)
Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA): Formed at the end of 2003 in Hanoi by a group of Vietnamese doctors and others who have been advocating for more assistance to Vietnamese who are believed to be suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. VAVA is currently suing the US producers of Agent Orange in an Alien Tort Claims Act Lawsuit.
The Danang/Quang Nam Fund, Inc an American NGO that provides direct aid to to the poorest of poor in Da Nang City and Quang Nam province in central Vietnam including those who are believed to be affected by Agent Orange. They have been collecting letters of Vietnamese who have been affected by Agent Orange and putting them in an archive on their website.
The Vietnam Friendship Village Project cultivates reconciliation and heals the wounds of the Vietnam War by uniting veterans and caring citizens through international cooperation in the building and support of the Village of Friendship, a living symbol of peace. There are chapters in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia that raise funds for the work of the Vietnam Friendship Village outside of Hanoi for handicapped children and their families.
Agent Orange Victim's Fund:
There are several other groups in the US who have been working to raise awareness and to provide support for US Veterans who are suffering from the affects of exposure to Agent Orange. Please contact Susan Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know about others.
Vietnam Veterans of America Provides information to Veterans about the benefits they may qualify for if they have been exposed to Agent Orange. Advocates for Veterans health issues in Congress.
American Legion Provides information for Veterans and collaborates with Columbia University on epidemiological research of Veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
Order of the Silver Rose Mission is "to recognize the courage, heroism, and contributions of American service personnel found to have been exposed to Agent Orange in a combat zone ... whose lethal exposure to Agent Orange resulted in internal, invisible wounds, which are revealed only by the passage of time."
Quilt of Tears: The Vietnam Agent Orange Memorial Quilt, Agent Orange Victims and Widows Support Network is promoting the crafting of quilts to draw widespread national attention to the plight of the Vietnam Veterans affected by Agent Orange sprayed on them in Vietnam.
Memorial Plaque Project. On November 10, 2004 the project dedicated a commemorative plaque on the grounds of the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the Mall in Washington, DC in honor of Vietnam veterans whose premature death was due to their service in the war but who were not eligible for recognition by having their names inscribed on the Wall. The plaque honors those who died of Agent Orange related illnesses as well as other causes of premature death.
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Updated February 2005