Posts tagged “UXO”

PRESS RELEASE: During Historic Visit to Laos, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Commits to Addressing Problem of Leftover U.S. Bombs from Vietnam Era

Posted: Feb 4, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Laos last week and Legacies of War was encouraged by Kerry’s remarks during his visit about the need for the U.S. to finally address the legacy of unexploded bombs in Laos.

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CNN: Cleaning up leftover Vietnam-era bombs in Laos

Posted: Jan 29, 2016

CNNi talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) about his involvement in pushing for more Congressional money to clean up unexploded munitions in Laos.

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First on CNN: Obama to push to clear leftover Vietnam-era bombs

Posted: Jan 24, 2016

By Elise Labott, CNN Updated 10:34 PM ET, Sun January 24, 2016 Vientiane, Laos (CNN) Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Laos on Sunday ahead of a major push by the Obama administration to fix a decades-old wrong: clearing up leftover Vietnam-era U.S. bombs. Kerry’s visit will help usher in a new partnership with a […]

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Boston Globe: “John Kerry to discuss unexploded US bombs on trip to Laos”

Posted: Jan 22, 2016

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary of State John Kerry. By Daniel Malloy GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JANUARY 22, 2016 VIENTIANE, Laos — More than 40 years later, it is still a regular event in the countryside. A child picks up what looks like a toy, a farmer hits a buried shell with a shovel, or a villager tries […]

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Funding for UXO Clearance in Laos Reaches Historic High

Posted: Jun 29, 2015

Legacies of War applauds the increase in U.S. funding for the unexploded ordnance (UXO) sector in Laos to $15 million, the highest level in history. It is a five-fold increase since 2009, when Legacies of War first called for an increase in U.S. commitment to remove unexploded bombs leftover from the Vietnam War-era.

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United States Announces $15 Million Assistance Package for the Lao UXO Sector

Posted: Jun 23, 2015

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the UXO sector in Laos by increasing its total assistance for Laos’ UXO sector to $15 million this year.  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel announced the new assistance during the annual U.S.-Lao PDR Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, which took place in Washington, D.C. on June 19.  […]

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Asia News Network: A Lao boy killed, five injured by unexploded ordnance

Posted: Sep 5, 2013

News Desk Vientiane Times Publication Date: 29-08-2013 A 13-year-old boy was killed and five other boys were injured in Luang Prabang province last weekend after a cluster bomb exploded while they were trying to cut it open with a knife. The tragic incident occurred in Huaykhae village, Chomphet district, after the boys started cutting up […]

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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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