Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme

THE UXO THREAT

 

 

CLUSTER MUNITIONS (BOMBIES)

 

Cluster munitions are the main cause of UXO casualties. Bombies are considered as the highest risk.

48% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

 

LAND SERVICED AMMUNITION

 

Rockets, shells, mortars, and the like are a hazard, but not high risk.

51% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

       

GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS

GP bombs are a hazard, but not high risk.

<1% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

 

 

LAND MINES

Mines cause very few casualties, hazard, but not high risk.

<1% of UXO found, removed or destroyed

 

 

 

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