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Agent Orange's Adverse Legacy in Vietnam
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
24 Nov 2014

40 years after the end of Vietnam War, 150.000 Vietnamese children are still suffering the consequences of Agent Orange: cancer, malformations and social stigma. Due to their severe illness and congenital defects, most of the victims cannot find a job which increase their social stigma. In 2008, only 200.000 victims of Agent Orange got the subsides and the medical assistance provided by Vietnam´s Government. 

These photos feature victims of the adverse effects of the chemical still faced by Vietnamese civilians today.

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Agent Orange 7
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
24 Nov 2014

Ninh My is one of the victims of Agent Orange. She is 18 years old, but she is neither able to speak nor write.

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Agent Orange 5
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
24 Nov 2014

A few Vietnamese soldiers affected by Agent Orange live in the Vietnam Friendship Village, a center founded in 1992 by George Mizo, an American veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Agent Orange 8
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
24 Nov 2014

Cancer, diabetes, intellectual disabilities and severe malformations are the consequences of Agent Orange that 3 million of Vietnamese are still suffering today.

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Agent Orange 01
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
31 Oct 2014

40 years after the end of Vietnam War, 150.000 Vietnamese children are still suffering the consequences of Agent Orange: cancer, malformations and social stigma.

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Agent Orange 6
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
31 Oct 2014

In the Vietnam Friendship Village, victims learn how to sew and work with flowers. The aim of this vocational training is to prepare them to set up a business when they leave the center. Start their own business is often the only solution for these young people, children and grandchildren of Vietnamese bombarded with chemicals.

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Agent Orange 02
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
31 Oct 2014

Since 1975, the rate of birth defects has quadrupled in Vietnam.

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Agent Orange 4
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
31 Oct 2014

The Vietnam Friendship Village, in the outskirts of Hanoi, look after a hundred of victims to whom they provide special education, health care and vocational training.

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Agent Orange 03
Hanoi
By Pablo L. Orosa
11 Oct 2014

Due to their severe illness and congenital defects, most of the victims cannot find a job which increase their social stigma. In 2008, only 200.000 victims of Agent Orange got the subsides and the medical assistance provided by Vietnam´s Government.

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CHILDREN OF AGENT ORANGE
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By U.S. Editor
03 Mar 2013

Child victims of Agent Orange suffer from mental and physical deformities and disabilities at the Peace Village Ward in the Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dioxin, the active ingredient in Agent Orange is one of the most toxic compounds known to humans and was used by the US military during the Vietnam War. Children born to parents exposed to the deadly toxin suffer from an number of birth defects, though many don't make it. Fetuses on display show the stillborn victims.

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Bhopal Special Olympics
Bhopal, India
By shuriahn
26 Jul 2012

The organisations said that children born with disabilities due to poisoning took part in the ‘Bhopal Special Olympics’. The Bhopal Olympics was organised in a stadium right behind the abandoned Union Carbide factory that continues to cause cancer and birth defects. Children affected by the contamination took part in the event, including crab race, 25 metres sprint and assisted walking.

Today the Olympics begin in London, and one of the major corporate sponsors is Dow Chemical. This is not sitting well with survivors of India’s Bhopal gas disaster. Dow now owns the company that was responsible for the 1984 leak, which killed thousands of local residents. Activists have been calling on the Olympic Committee to drop Dow as a sponsor, without luck, and they’ve organized an event to draw attention to the plight of the community.
A day ahead of the London Games, five organizations of Bhopal gas disaster survivors in India jointly organized the "Bhopal Special Olympics” in protest of the sponsorship by Dow Chemical. Dow is the present owner of Union Carbide, which owned the plant in Bhopal. Local residents say Union Carbide did not fully clean up or compensate local residents after the disaster and are now looking to Dow to finish the job. But Dow has continued to evade civil, criminal and environmental liabilities inherited from Union Carbide. The Bhopal Special Olympics was held in a stadium right behind the abandoned Union Carbide factory. Children affected by the contamination, many bound to wheelchairs, took part in various events including crab race, 25 meters sprint and assisted walking. Contrary to the opening ceremony at the London Olympics that is expected to highlight British national pride, the Bhopal Special Olympics opened with songs and dances drawing attention to issues that demonstrate a darker side of the Olympic games.

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Bhopal Special Olympics
Bhopal, India
By shuriahn
25 Jul 2012

Five organizations of the survivors of the Bhopa gas disaster today jointly organized "Bhopal Special Olympics", a day ahead of the London Olympics, in protest agains the sponsorship of London Olympics by Dow Chemicals, the present owners of Union Carbide Ltd.

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Children Of Agent Orange (23 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with protruding eyes during lunch time in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (22 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with protruding eyes and deformed limbs in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (20 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Born with protruding eyes is common seen among children in Peace Village.

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Children Of Agent Orange (19 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with protruding eyes and deformed limbs is fed in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (18 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with protruding eyes and deformed limbs looks out the window in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (17 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with protruding eyes and deformed limbs looks out the window in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (16 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A young boy who suffers from a skin condition known as "X-linked ichthyosis" is assisted as he changes his pants.

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Children Of Agent Orange (14 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

An infant with deformed hands in the Peace Village ward of Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Children Of Agent Orange (13 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A disabled child is fed at the Peace Village prepares for a daily nap.

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Children Of Agent Orange (12 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Born with deformities is common seen among children in Peace Village at Tudu Hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (9 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy born with deformities in the limbs walks back to his room after helping staff clean up after lunch.

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Children Of Agent Orange (8 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A boy at Peace Village in Tudu Hospital poses for a photo in front of decoration for a new years.

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Children Of Agent Orange (7 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Children at Peace Village at Tudu Hospital pose for a photo.

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Children Of Agent Orange (6 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Born with protruding eyes is common seen among children in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (5 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Born with protruding eyes is common seen among children in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (4 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Born with protruding eyes is common seen among children in Peace Village at Tu Du hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (3 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Children in Peace Village at Tudu Hospital share time before lunch.

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Children Of Agent Orange (2 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A nurse and children at Peace Village at Tudu Hospital share time together.

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Children Of Agent Orange (1 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Children in Peace Village at Tudu Hospital pose for a photograph.