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The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief
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The war does not end when the bombs stopped falling and the war ended. The destruction continued long after that, in the soil and in the mind and body of the people affected.Today, three million Vietnamese suffer effects of the substance as a ...

The war does not end when the bombs stopped falling and the war ended. The destruction continued long after that, in the soil and in the mind and body of the people affected.
Today, three million Vietnamese suffer effects of the substance as a chemical leaves were used by the United States during the Vietnam war. To refuse food and protection to those considered "enemies", America's deciduous forest with the deadly chemical agent orange, white, green, pink, blue and purple. Agent Orange, in which small amounts of TCDD dioxin-infected-the most toxic chemicals known to science-wounded and sick civilians and their children for generations on two continents.
In addition to the million Vietnamese are still affected by this deadly poison, tens of thousands of U.s. soldiers are also affected. It was causing birth defects in hundreds of thousands of children in Vietnam and the United States-that is, the second and third generations of people who have been exposed to Agent Orange decades ago. Medical evidence showed that the number of cancers (e.g., soft tissue Hodgkin Lymphoma), diabetes (type II), and in children of spina bifida and other birth defects, is due to the exposure.
The signs of danger left by Agent Orange for Vietnam's natural environment includes the destruction of mangrove forests and long-term toxicity of soils and crops.
Surviving veterans of Vietnam to the United States, after years of organized activities, have achieved limited compensation from our Government for a number of diseases that they suffered because of Agent Orange poisoning. While this struggle continues, three million Vietnamese victims survivors do not receive compensation as such, nor any humanitarian aid from the u.s. Government.
Our Government has a moral and legal obligation, under international law, to compensate the people of Vietnam for the devastating effects of Agent Orange, and to help reduce its effects. Indeed, the u.s. Government recognizes this responsibility: in the peace accords signed in Paris in 1973 Richard Nixon's administration has promised to contribute $ 3 billion to heal the wounds of war, and the post-war reconstruction of the country.
However, 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war, our Government has not made a formal commitment to good and moral obligation to support the Vietnam people's recovery from chemical warfare waged against them and their land. There it meets its responsibilities to the peoples of Laos and Cambodia, where the soil has also been poisoned by chemical weapons.
Our focus is to achieve justice for the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam. We are also interested in the fact that our Government has continued to use chemical weapons, including depleted uranium and napalm, in Iraq and elsewhere. Therefore, our action is part of an international campaign on ending the use of poisonous weapons and to achieve justice and accountability for all the victims.
The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and responsibility campaign is an initiative of the American Veterans, Vietnamese-Americans and all concerned about peace and justice. Vietnamese citizens have filed a lawsuit to keep the chemical company responsible for the crimes against humanity of which their product is a part. We turn now to the action: With this campaign, we seek to fulfill our responsibility by asserting that our Governments respect the moral and legal responsibility to compensate the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
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