Indeed, it is this latter understanding which is used in the domain of humanitarian action.
Indiscriminate Weapons A recovered cluster bomb. Boon Vong Cluster bombs are designed as anti-personnel, anti-armor weapons, but the primary victims have been innocent civilians. Cluster bomb casings release hundreds of bomblets—the size of a soup can or orange—over wide areas, frequently missing intended military targets and killing nearby civilians.
Victims war used cluster bombs are designed to explode into hundreds of pieces of razor-sharp shrapnel that rip through bodies. They are deadlier than land mines. At least million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate.
Data from a survey completed in Laos in indicate that UXO, including cluster bombs, have killed or maimed as many as 50, civilians in Laos since and 20, sinceafter the war ended.
Over the past two years there have been over one hundred new casualties each year. Boys are particularly at risk. Laos has suffered more than half of the confirmed cluster munitions casualties in the world.
All 17 provinces in Laos, and 41 of 46 of the poorest districts in Laos, are burdened with unexploded ordnance UXO contamination.
Given the sheer magnitude of the problem, it is infeasible to clear all of the land. The Lao government is targeting populated areas and agricultural lands for clearance. Even with substantial increases in funding, the effort will take at least 15 years and most likely much longer. For years, the U.
Hopeful Steps The Convention on Cluster Munitions — prohibits the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions. The international agreement, signed by nations and ratified by 70 to date, entered into force on August 1st, The Ambassadors had already written to Secretary Clinton one year beforehand, on July 15,asking for a dramatic increase of funding for UXO removal in Laos.
This bill would restrict the production and use of cluster munitions by the U. A permanent ban on cluster bomb exports from the U. What Can You Do? Encourage your Congressional representative and the U.The Victims: Abducted, Tortured, Vanished español.
From the moment of their abduction, the victims lost all rights. Deprived of all communication with the outside world, held in unknown places, subjected to barbaric tortures, kept ignorant of their immediate or ultimate fate, they risked being either thrown into a river or the sea, weighted down with blocks of cement, or burned to ashes.
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