UXO Continues to Harm Development, People’s Livelihood in Laos


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(The Star) "Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world in terms of per capita. Until now, clearance of cluster munition remnants in Laos has still not finished and it has serious consequences for people's lives," said Sykhoun Bounvilay, a retired senior diplomat of Laos, during an interview with Xinhua on Wednesday (July 12).

All 18 provinces in Laos are reported to have UXO, with the heaviest contamination being found in Xiengkhuang province, northeast of Lao capital Vientiane.

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Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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