Xoa dịu nỗi đau thời hậu chiến

baodantoc.com – 26 Th4, 2019

Chiến tranh đã lùi xa, nhưng nỗi đau vẫn còn hiện hữu đến tận bây giờ trên những thân thể mang di chứng của chiến tranh. Tại Hội nạn nhân chất độc da cam Dioxin tỉnh Gia Lai đang có những con người hằng ngày vẫn âm thầm xoa dịu nỗi đau, di chứng chiến tranh để lại. Những hành động tưởng chừng như bình dị nhưng mang ý nghĩa hết sức cao cả.

Cô giáo H’Khuin dạy học cho học sinh là nạn nhân của di chứng chất độc da cam.

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Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues

VNA 

Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – A Japanese researcher has just announced a project on training Vietnamese health workers in addressing problems related to Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin chemical that was sprayed on the country during the war.

Japan’s national broadcasting organization NHK quoted Professor Kido Teruhiko from the Kanazawa University and officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency as saying the project will last for three years in the Vietnamese central province of Binh Dinh’s Phu Cat district. Tiếp tục đọc “Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues”

Overcoming War Legacies: The Road to Reconciliation and Future Cooperation Between the United States and Vietnam

Aspen Institute, MARCH 26, 2019  • THE AGENT ORANGE IN VIETNAM PROGRAM

On March 26th the governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, hosted a landmark event examining the transformation from enemies to partners by the two countries since the end of the war in 1975.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy- Remarks

Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc- Keynote Speech

Charles Bailey- Panel 2 Healing from the Destruction of War

USIP Event Summary and Speaker Videos

Fifty Years After, A Daunting Cleanup of Vietnam’s Toxic Legacy

A Vietnamese soldier next to a hazardous warning sign for dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa air base last October.A Vietnamese soldier next to a hazardous warning sign for dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa air base last October. KHAM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

From 1962 to 1971, the American military sprayed vast areas of Vietnam with Agent Orange, leaving dioxin contamination that has severely affected the health of three generations of Vietnamese. Now, the U.S. and Vietnamese governments have joined together in a massive cleanup project.

In the thriving industrial city of Bien Hoa, about 20 miles east of Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, there is a large air base, just beyond a sweeping bend in the Dong Nai River. During the American war in Vietnam, it was said to be the busiest airport in the world. Since the war ended in 1975, a dense cluster of four residential neighborhoods has grown up around the base. Their total population is perhaps 111,000, while the base itself, now home to advanced long-range fighter-bombers of the Vietnam People’s Air Force, has another 1,200 permanent residents. Tiếp tục đọc “Fifty Years After, A Daunting Cleanup of Vietnam’s Toxic Legacy”

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove out along a spur of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail to the former Marine base at Khe Sanh, which sits in a bowl of green mountains and coffee plantations in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, hard on the border with Laos. The seventy-seven-day siege of Khe Sanh in early 1968, coinciding with the Tet Offensive, was the longest battle of what Vietnamese call the American War and a pivotal event in the conflict. By the off-kilter logic of Saigon and Washington, unleashing enough technology and firepower to produce a ten-to-one kill ratio was a metric of success, but the televised carnage of 1968, in which 16,592 Americans died, was too much for audiences back home. After Tet and Khe Sanh, the war was no longer America’s to win, only to avoid losing. Tiếp tục đọc “The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War”

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.

The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m).

The site at Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho Chi Minh City, is considered the most contaminated in the country. Tiếp tục đọc “Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base”

Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

Vietnam News Agency
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga (R) presents the Friendship Order to Susan Marie Hammond. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga on April 16 presented the Friendship Order, a notable distinction of the Vietnamese State, to Executive Director of the War Legacies Project (WLP) Susan Marie Hammond.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nga said that this is one of the highest decorations that the Vietnamese state presents to individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to the friendship between Vietnam and countries worldwide. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work”

How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership

Vietnam Net Bridge

03/04/2019

Vietnam and the US have together marked the transformation from enemies to partners since the end of the war in 1975 by overcoming war legacies, among priorities in the bilateral ties. 

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US expert helps Vietnam settle unexploded odnance. Photo: PeaceTrees

Tackling war legacies has required both time and efforts that neither Hanoi nor Washington have been reluctant to do over the past decades, making the relationship a case study of foe-turned-friend. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership”

Vietnam’s Latest Demand for Agent Orange Compensation Described as Last Resort

VOA August 29, 2018 6:10 AM


FILE - The cleaning operation of the area that was used for storing Agent Orange is seen from a plane taking off from Danang international airport.
FILE – The cleaning operation of the area that was used for storing Agent Orange is seen from a plane taking off from Danang international airport.

Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ hoàn thành Dự án Xử lý Môi trường tại Sân bay Đà Nẵng

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usaid – Thứ Tư, Tháng mười một 7, 2018

United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport
United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport. Nguyen Thac Phuong/USAID

ĐÀ NẴNG, 7/11/2018 – Hôm nay, Đại sứ Hoa Kỳ tại Việt Nam Daniel J. Kritenbrink và Thứ trưởng Bộ Quốc phòng Việt Nam Nguyễn Chí Vịnh chứng kiến lễ ký thỏa thuận bàn giao 13,7 ha đất sạch đã xử lý tại Sân bay Quốc tế Đà Nẵng cho Bộ Giao thông Vận tải quản lý. Đây là phần đất bàn giao đợt ba và cũng là phần đất cuối cùng được bàn giao để phục vụ cho việc mở rộng Sân bay Đà Nẵng. Buổi lễ cũng đánh dấu việc hoàn thành Dự án Xử lý Môi trường Ô nhiễm Dioxin tại Sân bay Đà Nẵng kéo dài 6 năm với kinh phí 110 triệu đô la do Cơ quan Phát triển Quốc tế Hoa Kỳ (USAID) và Bộ Quốc phòng Việt Nam phối hợp thực hiện. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ hoàn thành Dự án Xử lý Môi trường tại Sân bay Đà Nẵng”

U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) meets Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam October 17, 2018. 

REUTERS WED OCT 17, 2018

Phil Stewart

BIEN HOA AIR BASE, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Standing near a skull-and-crossbones warning sign meant to keep people away from toxic soil, Mattis was briefed by Vietnamese officials about the massive contamination area. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam”

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial – Vụ kiện đầu tiên trên thế giới về thuốc diệt cỏ Round-up gây ung thư, Monsanto buộc phải bồi thường 289 triệu Đô

(Reuters) – A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co's Roundup shown for sale in California

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co’s Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.

The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers.

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It awarded $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages.

Monsanto in a statement said it would appeal the verdict. “Today’s decision does not change the fact that more than 800 scientific studies and reviews…support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr. Johnson’s cancer,” the company said.

Monsanto denies that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, causes cancer and says decades of scientific studies have shown the chemical to be safe for human use.
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Remembering Agent Orange this Earth Day

The legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin continues to impact our veterans and the Vietnamese.  Since 1991, scientists at the United States Institute of Medicine have shown dioxin to be a risk factor in a growing number of illnesses and birth defects, and their research is corroborated by the work of Vietnamese scientists. Tiếp tục đọc “Remembering Agent Orange this Earth Day”

Rev. James Swarts: Remarks at Spring Action 2018

Rev. James Swarts, President of the Rochester chapter of Veterans For Peace, was a member of the VFP tour group which traveled Viet Nam for 18 days recently, with stops in Ha Noi, the former DMZ and Khe Sanh, Da Nang, My Lai (on the 50th anniversary of the massacre there), and Sai Gon.

Statements by Pres. Donald Trump and U.S. government (and British and French) officials to justify American military actions in Syria are painful reminders not only of lies we were told about Viet Nam a half century ago. We heard echoes of those same lies regarding Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and many other places in the world that are now much worse off after our military actions — actions that were illegal, no matter how we try to parse the meanings of the documents and international agreements that we signed. Tiếp tục đọc “Rev. James Swarts: Remarks at Spring Action 2018”

U.S. sailors visit Vietnamese shelter for victims of Agent Orange

Reuters
WED MAR 7, 2018 Minh Nguyen

U.S. sailors perform with victims of Agent Orange at a hospice, as part of the U.S aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson visit in Danang, Vietnam March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Sailors from a U.S. aircraft carrier on Wednesday visited a Vietnamese shelter for people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, a chemical used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to destroy foliage. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. sailors visit Vietnamese shelter for victims of Agent Orange”