Agent Orange was a highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military to kill shrubs and plants during the Vietnam War. Today, 35 years after the end of the war, Agent Orange continues to have an impact in Vietnam – both on the land and the people.
According to the Red Cross, three million Vietnamese have been affected by Agent Orange, including 150,000 of today’s children who were born with serious birth defects. Beyond this generational impact, the number of affected people continues to grow due to the persistence of several toxic and hazardous “hot spots” where the herbicides were stored, leaked or spilled during the war.
But there’s hope. Groups in the U.S. and Vietnam are working together to break this devastating cycle and bring hope and dignity to families in Vietnam. This website will showcase that work, provide easy ways for others to get involved and create a community of people working side-by-side to make Agent Orange history.