Posts tagged “IRIN”

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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IRIN: “Laos: Cluster bomb focus raises hopes for development”

Posted: Aug 5, 2010

A new cluster bomb ban has finally come into effect, but 37 years after the last US bomb fell here, Laos – the world’s most affected country – still feels the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO) across all sectors of society.

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