We’ve just heard from the German representative to the Convention about its assistance to the UXO sector in Laos. In 2010, Germany spent a total of just over 1 million euros. 743,000 euros were granted to SODI, a German NGO operating in Bolikhamxay Province in cooperation with UXO Lao. Another 250,000 euros were granted to the UNDP-administered Trust Fund. And an additional 50,000 euros were spent on a sponsorship program to allow Laos to send representatives to Convention-related events.
Nov 10 2010