The Friendship Village

The effect of Agent Orange and chemical warfare has stretched further throughout Vietnam than anyone could have imagined in the ‘60’s, and it looks as though the fight for the Vietnamese to salvage any form of compensation will be a long and arduous one. Not only affecting those that lived during its spraying, its infectious nature means it is still infecting new generations.

At least for now the second generation of victims can find a family and some hope on the dusty outskirts of Hanoi at The Friendship Village. A place for children affected by the dioxin to be schooled, re-habilitated, and above all loved for who they are.

Since photographing in early 2012, the U.S. government implemented a program to ‘clean’ the affected areas soils.

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