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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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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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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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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 (26 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
03 Mar 2013

A child with severe hydrocephalus, or swelling of the brain, caused by a buildup of fluid in the skull is seen in Peace Village ward at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, home for surviving child victims of Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. According to the United Nations, Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans.". It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects, including skin disease, mental illness, and deformities. After decades of Vietnam War, effects of Agent Orange still runs silently through generations.

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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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Children Of Agent Orange (31 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A “reference room” in Peace Village in Tudu Hospital filled with jars of deformed, stillborn fetuses is viewable for people visiting the Peace Village ward at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietna Peace village is home for surviving child victims of Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War. According to the United Nations, Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans." It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects, including skin disease, mental illness, and deformities.

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Children Of Agent Orange (30 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 (29 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

A physically and mentally disabled child lies in a hospital bed. A child severely affected by Agent Orange is seen in the Peace Village at Tudu Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. -- Peace Village at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City serves as a home for surviving child victims of Agent Orange, whom at high rate are stillborn or born with birth defects, such as skin disease, mental illness, and deformities.

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Children Of Agent Orange (27 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Physical deformities and swelling of the brain are common birth defects seen in children cared for at Peace Village ward at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, home for surviving child victims of Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S military during the Vietnam War.
According to the United Nations, Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans.". It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects, including skin disease, mental illness, and deformities. After decades of Vietnam War, effects of Agent Orange still runs silently through generations.

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

A “reference room” filled with jars of deformed, stillborn fetuses is viewable for people visiting the hospital.

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Children Of Agent Orange (24 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 (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 (15 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" rests after lunch in Peace Village in Tudu hospital.

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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 (11 of 32)
Ho Chi Minh City, VIetnam\
By hiroko tanaka
18 Jan 2011

Children at Peace Village at Tudu Hospital prepare for a daily nap.

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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 (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.

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CHILDREN OF AGENT ORANGE
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By Mais Istanbuli
18 Jan 2011

According to the United Nations, Agent Orange and its active ingredient dioxin is "one of the most toxic compounds known to humans.". It is claimed that children born to parents exposed to Agent Orange can be stillborn or born with birth defects, including skin disease, mental illness, and deformities. After decades of Vietnam War, effects of Agent Orange still runs silently through generations.