Coping with tragedy: the legacy of war in Laos

Peter Kim, a young bomb survivor, at the COPE centre in Vientiane© UNICEF/Laos 2012/Andy Brown Peter Kim is a victim of the Vietnam War. But he’s not a Vietnamese or American veteran; he’s a 20-year-old Lao youth living in Vientiane. Four years ago he lost both his hands and eyesight to one of the millions of unexploded bombs that still litter the Laos countryside almost four decades after the war ended.

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