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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]