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PeaceTrees Project Manger, Carlie Stowe, explains how mine action supports humanitarian, development, and peace-building programs, and why it is a needed precursor to achieving the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

PeaceTrees Vietnam is featured in this publication from The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery along with updates on conventional weapons destruction projects around the world.

PeaceTrees Vietnam collaborated with the Conflict and Environment Observatory to publish this article looking at the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on mine action operations.

PeaceTrees Vietnam's partnership with the Department of State is recognized in their CWD fact sheet. It also highlights other programs in Laos and Cambodia that support ERW remediation efforts.

View the Seattle's Times article that highlights PeaceTrees Vietnam's founding story and the work that has been accomplished in the last 25 years. 

PeaceTrees is honored to share that co-founder, Jerilyn Brusseau, has been recognized by the AARP as a 2020-2021 Purpose Prize Fellow! This annual award “honors extraordinary people who tap into the power of life experience to build a better future for us all.”

Due to severe flooding, multiple UXOs were unearthed in Quang Tri Province. PeaceTrees Vietnam was able to safely move, detonate, and dispose of the bombs.

PeaceTrees Vietnam was awarded the Distinction in International Service Award by the Martin Institute in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho!

Nguyen Quyen shares her experiences at PeaceTrees Vietnam, what motivated her to become a deminer, and the work that still needs to be done.

View Costco's role in ensuring local farmers involved in PeaceTrees Vietnam's Pepper Project have access to the pepper market in their latest magazine issue!

PeaceTrees Vietnam celebrated its 25th anniversary of mine action and humanitarian aid in Hà Nội alongside the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisations and other organizations in early January 2020!

This past summer, PeaceTrees held an inter-generational veterans Citizen Diplomacy Trip that led veterans, including UW student veterans, through one of our most diplomatically focused trips yet.

Nearly 300 explosive devices were defused by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams under PeaceTrees Vietnam in Xy commune, Huong Hoa mountainous district, the central province of Quang Tri on September 25.

Thank you to Veronica Inveen and Travel + Leisure magazine for this wonderful feature detailing the scope of PeaceTrees' work.

The Order of Friendship, one of the most prestigious awards that the State of Vietnam has granted to foreign organizations and individuals that actively contributed to the friendship between Vietnam and other countries, has been awarded to Ms. Jerilyn Brusseau, Founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam.
Tiếng Việt:

On July 31st, PeaceTrees’ EOD teams responded to a call in the village of Tà Nua, Hương Hóa District after a farmer tending to cassavas discovered what he believed to be unexploded ordnance. Thanks to his report to the Thanh Border Control, PeaceTrees’ teams were able to come and assess the severity of the situation, eventually discovering 75 Blu-24 cluster munitions, 50 of which were destroyed and 25 others removed safely.

Mrs. Nguyen Phuong Nga, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) met with Peace Trees Vietnam citizen diplomats on February 26 in Hanoi.

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga has thanked PeaceTrees Vietnam (PTVN), sponsors, friends, and partners for promoting mediation and mutual understanding between Vietnamese and American people, as well as dealing with the consequences of bombs, mines and explosives left over from the war in Vietnam.

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.

A local journalist in Quang Tri joined the Ransom family for the Ruong kindergarten dedication in September 2018. Here is the original Vietnamese article as well as a translated version.

The Mine Action Review has published it's 2018 Cluster Munition Remnants Report for Vietnam. The report provides insights into clearance work being done across the country.

PeaceTrees EOD technicians helped to safely remove 463 shells found by locals in Xuan Phuoc hamlet.

In part II - The Legacies of War and Healing Wounds, Professor Giebel describes his experiences in Vietnam and work with PeaceTrees.

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