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
The Vietnam Friendship Village:http://www.vietnamfriendship.org/wordpress/
The Peace Village Hanoi:http://peacevillagehanoi.blogspot.com.au/
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
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)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 UKhttp://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 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3798581.stm