When the bombs fell
Lao PDR is the most heavily bombed country in the world. More than forty years after the end of the 1964-1973 Indochina Conflict, unexploded ordnance (UXOremains a major humanitarian and socio-economic challenge to the country, causing deaths and injuries, limiting access to potentially productive land and adding substantial costs to processes of development.
In excess of 270 million
Estimated number of sub-munitions (bombies) from cluster bombs
Up to 25 percent
of the country’s 10,000
villages blighted by the presence of these remnants of war
have fallen victim to UXO and bombies, almost half of whom died.
Over the years, the number of people killed or injured has dropped to about 300 annually from UXO.
UXO Contamination Today
The Lao PDR today is the most cluster munition and UXO affected country in the world. UXO hidden everywhere, UXO can be found in rice fields, school yards, on hillsides, in rivers, along roads and paths and even in the centres of provincial towns.
UXO LAO operates in 9 of the most UXO impacted provinces in the country:
Following the successful completion of the second exchange programme under South-South Cooperation Framework – Phase II, the project will now…
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