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MAG: Spring 2011 Newsletter

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

MAG’s Spring 2011 Newsletter – In-Depth Look at Laos Hello Reader, Attached you will find our Spring 2011 Newsletter. This edition of the newsletter is focused on Laos, which has the heart-breaking distinction of being the most bombed country, per capita, in the world. This newsletter will provide you a history of this country and […]

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RFA: Legacies Press Release

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Bounchanh Mouangkham, the Deputy Director of RFA (Radio Free Asia) Lao Service, summarized the Legacies of War Press Release urging Secretary Clinton to visit Laos and increase funding for unexploded bomb removal. Click to listen to the audio broadcast under 2011/07/09 – 07:00 Click to listen from our website

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Phnom Penh Post: Helping the healing in Laos

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Helping the healing in Laos Channapha Khamvongsa comes from a new generation of Lao-Americans playing a key role in mending relations with her parents’ homeland by encouraging the US to clear more of the war’s deadly remains CHANNAPHA Khamvongsa was just a small girl when her parents smuggled her out of Laos. Members of her […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Former Ambassadors to Laos Call on Secretary Clinton to visit country and Increase Funding for Unexploded Bomb Removal in Laos

Posted: Jul 8, 2011

Six former United States ambassadors or chiefs of mission to Laos have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to visit Laos during her upcoming Southeast Asian trip and to commit to substantially increasing U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind during the Vietnam War.

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PRESS RELEASE: Decline in Casualities from Unexploded Ordnance in Laos

Posted: Jul 7, 2011

Newly released statistics from the government of the Lao PDR reveal that the number of casualties due to unexploded ordnance (UXO) dropped from an average of 300 per year to 117 per year in 2009 and 2010. The dramatic reduction follows years of sustained efforts from Laotian teams and international NGOs to combat the threat of UXO.

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IRIN: LAOS: UXO casualties down but challenges remain

Posted: Jul 7, 2011

VIENTIANE, 6 July 2011 (IRIN) – The number of people involved in unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents in Laos, the world’s most cluster-bombed country, has dropped from an average of 300 a year to 117 in the past two years, according to government statistics. However, the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action (NRA) estimates more than […]

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Cluster Munition Coalition: Landmark conference on convention ends with hope for future progress

Posted: Jul 7, 2011

(Geneva, 1 July 2011) Grenada became the first country to accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, a highlight of an unprecedented four-day diplomatic meeting on the treaty. “The first accession to the Convention is an important milestone, and is all the more significant given that Grenada is one of the countries where cluster bombs […]

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Cluster Munition Coalition: “Countries urged to commit to a world free of cluster bombs at landmark meeting on Convention on Cluster Munitions”

Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Cluster Munition Coalition press release at the the start of meeting on progress of Convention on Cluster Munitions. Calls for countries to commit to a world free of cluster bombs and for signatory countries to develop concrete plans to meet its treaty obligations for clearance, destruction of stockpiles, support of victims assistance and to encourage all countries to join the Convention.

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