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Jeunes victimes de l’Agent orange, 40 ans après la guerre

[ndlr] Le Daily Mail vient de mettre en ligne un reportage photographique sur les victimes actuelles de l’agent orange, le défoliant déversé par l’armée américaine il y a plus de quarante ans. Voici la troisième génération de victimes… Les photographies sont de Brian Driscoll.

Third generation Agent Orange victim Nguyen Pham, 11, deaf, blind and cannot speak has been bed ridden for a great portion of his life. © Brian Driscoll

Generation Orange: Heartbreaking portraits of Vietnamese children suffering from devastating effects of toxic herbicide sprayed by US Army 40 years ago

They were born decades after American forces had sprayed the herbicide dioxin Agent Orange in South Vietnam, but some children living in the region today continue to suffer from the horrifying effects of the chemical.

New York City-based photographer Brian Driscoll traveled to Vietnam to document the everyday struggles of third generation Agent Orange victims battling dozens of serious ailments, physical deformities and mental disorders.

Driscoll was inspired to take up this difficult topic by his uncle, a Vietnam War veteran who may have been one of estimated 2.6 million U.S. soldiers believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange in the 1960s.

Read more: Daily Mail, 25/08/2013.