Laos is the most heavily bombed country, per capita, in history. As a result of U.S. bombings from 1964-1973, around one third of the country remains contaminated with about 80 million unexploded cluster bombs that litter villages, school grounds, rice fields, roads, and other populated areas.
Over 20,000 people have been killed or injured since the bombing ceased, many of whom are children. Even now, nearly 40 years after the last bombs were dropped, over 100 new casualties occur each year.
Tell the U.S. government to increase funding for cluster bomb removal and to assist victims and affected families in Laos. Residents of all countries are welcome to sign the petition.
Sign the petition today and get involved.
It is my strong belief that the continued harm and injury caused by bombs dropped nearly four decades ago is morally unacceptable.
I fully support an increase in U.S. funding to at least million per year for the next ten years to clear contaminated land and provide assistance to victims and affected communities in Laos. It is never too late to do the right thing.