Children Of Agent Orange Album No. Three

The US sprayed 80 million litres of poisonous chemicals during Operation Ranch-hand. There were many Agents used, including Pink, Green and White, but Agent Orange was used the most – 45 million litres sprayed over a 10th of Vietnam.

THIS IS THE RESULTS OF DIOXIN

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She is one of the victims in the Peace Village in Hanoi. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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This was also take at the Peace Village. We conducted music therapy led by a qualified woman. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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Ga (left) is suffering from pigment abnormal. She is a second generation. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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Lots of victims can be seen in the Peace Village. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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We planted 8 trees in the compound of The Friendship Village in Hanoi. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


UNICEF-Viet Nam

UNICEF-Viet Nam estimates that there are 1.2 million Vietnamese children (out of the 30.5 million Vietnamese under 18) with disabilities. In general, there are higher rates of children believed to be affected by Agent Orange in the areas of the country that were more heavily sprayed as well as in areas where there are current dioxin hotspots.1)http://www.agentorangerecord.com/impact_on_vietnam/health/disabilities1/


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They are the children from the former soldiers. (The Friendship Village) [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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They are fixing their eyes at the puppet performance. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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Chun( middle) ‘s father died on 7th of July this year. We visited him at his Hai Phon city house.He is mentally affected and his daughter also is suffering from mental disorder. His father was the second plaintiff in the case against the US chemical companies. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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She is 34 ys old spending all day naked. We installed a clear-watered pumping system. Thai Binh Province. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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They are third generations. All of them are hard of hearing. We gave hearing-aids to them [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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He was a former soldier, hard to walk and hard of hearing. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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This is the moment when she could hear a sound. Her mum was glad behind her. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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We gave him a wheelchair. but he can’t speak. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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He normally used to stay in his bed. Please look at a small fence so that he can’t go out of the bed. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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He was a former soldier, hard of hearing and walking. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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We had a annual meeting with the former woman soldiers in Ninh Binh Province where many poor woman soldiers can be found. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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The former soldier( in white shirt) has a disabled son. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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She is 13ys old. She has a short lease on life. maybe 3 to 4 years to go.A Japanese high school student is turning up her hair. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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This couple was volunteers during war time.They were building a ” Ho Chi Minh Trail.” [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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This wreckage is a part of B52 which was shot down on the 27th of Dec,1972.This is still can be seen in the Huu Tiep Lake. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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The woman( in black) is a first plaintiff of the case against USA. She was in charge of a mobilised hospital in Quang Nhgai Province.She is still active in demanding justice. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


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We met Dr. Nhan(front middle) at the VAVA HQ.We donated some money, supporting their case in USA. [by Hajime Kitamura September 2007]


2008

“Vietnam is home to a disproportionately large number of disabled children – including many affected by exposure to chemicals left over from the spraying of Agent Orange.”



The Vietnam Friendship Village:2)http://www.vietnamfriendship.org/wordpress/

The Peace Village Hanoi:3)http://peacevillagehanoi.blogspot.com.au/

ABOUT US

The Vietnam Friendship Village Project was initiated in 1988 by George Mizo, an American Vietnam veteran, and subsequently created in collaboration with Vietnamese and French veterans who shared his desire for peace and reconciliation. In the following years many people from different countries joined, and today an international committee with representatives from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and Vietnam works to finance and manage the Friendship Village. Our partner in Vietnam is the Veterans Association of Vietnam. All members of the US support committee (VFVP-USA) are volunteers and through many different activities raise funds for the project while promoting principles of peace and reconciliation in the United States.


ADDRESS: Ngọc Mạch, Xuân Phương, Hoài Đức, Hanoi, Vietnam

ABOUT US

The Peace Village was established in 1991 and provides a home and education for 92 children and young people who are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange (their age are between 2 and 22).

The aim of the village is to care for these children & help them integrate into society.

They are arranged into:

4 special classes where they receive primary lessons, rehabilitation training as well as other vocational training classes where they can learn craft, tailing…guided by the centre’s 38 staff.


ADDRESS: 3D, Đường Nguyễn Huy Tưởng, Phường Thanh Xuân Trung, Quận Thanh Xuân, Thanh Xuân Trung, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Images supplied by:

• Hajime Kitamura: September 2007 Author of " Agent Orange. The Vietnamese Victims of American Chemical Warfare Exposed. ISBN: 978-4-8166-0702-8
• Reuters: China Daily Article: Agent Orange, children and the Viet Nam War ( 2004-02-05 09:55) (Reuters)4)http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-02/05/content_303315.htm
• Associated Press:  BBC Article: The legacy of Agent Orange Friday, 29 April 2005, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK5)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4494347.stm
• BBC: BBC Article: Vietnam's war against Agent Orange By Tom Fawthrop Monday, 14 June, 2004, 05:04 GMT 06:04 UK 6)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3798581.stm

References   [ + ]

1. http://www.agentorangerecord.com/impact_on_vietnam/health/disabilities1/
2. http://www.vietnamfriendship.org/wordpress/
3. http://peacevillagehanoi.blogspot.com.au/
4. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-02/05/content_303315.htm
5. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4494347.stm
6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3798581.stm

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