THE UXO LAO: OPERATIONS
UXO Lao operations reflect the generic principles of humanitarian mine action.
Clearance operations are split into two components: mobile roving teams seek to destroy ordnance reported by villagers or UXO Lao survey/CA personnel lying on the surface; while area clearance teams detect and destroy buried items.
Community awareness activities that raise awareness among rural communities of the continued dangers of UXO, educating villagers on ways to minimise the risks caused by UXO through behavioural change.
Survey activities provide detailed maps to help prioritise work and monitor provincial progress against the baseline survey conducted in 1997.
Training and capacity building are also integral to the programme, including both formal (provided at the National Training Centre) and on-the-job training, provided by Lao trainers and international technical advisors.