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Painting by Vu Giang Huong

FRD's Agent Orange Project

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Conferences and Events

Scientific Studies

US Government Policy

Agent Orange in Cambodia and Laos

Films

Books

Support for Vietnamese

Support for US Veterans

History of Agent Orange

 


FRD's Agent Orange Project

 

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.

 


The Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims’ Lawsuit Webpage

Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) website

Open Letter to the American People from VAVA

VAVA Statement

 

News about the Lawsuit


Agent Orange Conferences and Events

French - Vietnam Friendship Association Agent Orange Conference, Paris March 11-12, 2005

Fundraiser and Film event raises $1500 for the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin 


Agent Orange Research and Policy Update Meeting July 8, 2003 in Washington, DC.  Press release

US-Vietnam Scientific Conference on Human Health and Environmental Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxins (Hanoi, March 2002):


Environmental Conference on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (Stockholm, July 2002):

Statement from the Stockholm Agent Orange Conference from July 2002

The Ecological Effects of the Vietnam War, (September, 2002, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven Connecticut)

 


Scientific Studies

T
he Extent and Pattern of usage of Agent Orange and other Herbicides in Vietnam (as pdf)
Article by Stellman et al. from Nature 17 April 2003.

Video Map of Spraying of herbicides from 1963-1970 developed by Jeanne Stellman, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Hatfield Consultants: http://www.hatfieldgroup.com

Dioxin Research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:

National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine Agent Orange Study

Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2002:

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998:

EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment:  Dioxin and Related Compounds

 

EPA's 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

 


US Government Policy - Information regarding Agent Orange

 

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

 

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences/US-Vietnam Cooperative Research Program

 

Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Dioxin Research

 

US Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam unclassified Memo on Agent Orange


Agent Orange in Cambodia and Laos by Andrew Wells-Dang

Agent Orange in Laos: Documentary Evidence

Agent Orange in Cambodia: The 1969 Defoliation in Kampong Cham


Agent Orange Films

 

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.

 

 


Books

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Support for Vietnamese:

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:


The Agent Orange Victim's Fund is used by the Red Cross of Vietnam to provide services to sufferers of conditions brought on by interaction with Agent Orange left by US Military forces in the region.  More information about the fund is available at the Vietnam Red Cross/Agent Orange Victims Fund website: http://www.vnrc.org.vn/. See also the Agent Orange Victims Fund Flyer (pdf).

The Fund for Reconciliation and Development is collecting monies for the Agent Orange Victim's Fund in the US.  For more information about FRD, return to the FRD home page.  Also contact FRD for complimentary copies of our recent newsletters.

Those who donate $50 or more to the Agent Orange Victim's Fund will receive a complimentary video about that Fund.  Otherwise copies of the video are available for $10 from FRD.

Questions about the Agent Orange Victim's Fund can be directed to Susan Hammond, FRD Associate Director at indochina@ffrd.org.

 


Support for American Veterans

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 shammond@ffrd.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.


Agent Orange Histories


Operation Ranch Hand history: http://cpcug.org/user/billb/ranchhand/ranchhand.html
 

 


 

Donations, orders for videos and questions can be sent to:

Agent Orange Victim's Fund
Fund for Reconciliation and Development
355 West 39th Street
New York, NY  10118
phone 212-760-9903
fax 212-760-9906
indochina@ffrd.org

 

 

 

Updated February 2005