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Dangerous Unexploded Ordnance Left Behind at Former US Military Bases in the Philippines (tags)
Unexploded ordnance (UXO) recently found in Clark and Subic, Philippines, the sites of former US military installations in the Philippines. A local villager found a live mortar in his backyard. UXO and toxic wastes continue to peril children and families in the Philippines.
UN officials fear unexploded ordnance problem could worsen with winter (tags)
Mr. Egeland today commended the Lebanese Government, public institutions and civil society for "a remarkably effective effort" to rebuild their country.
Bomblets continue to kill in Lebanon (tags)
Unexploded Israeli bombs and devices dropped during Israel's war on Hezbollah have killed 21 and injured more than 100 Lebanese civilians.
Special Democracy Now! Report from Southern Lebanon: Lasting Dangers of Cluster Bombs (tags)
Israel dropped thousands of cluster bombs on at least 170 villages in southern Lebanon during its month-long war against Hezbollah. The bomblets that failed to explode are now a deadly trap for civilians. At least eight people have been killed and 25 wounded from the unexploded ordinances. Democracy Now!'s Ana Nogueira files a report from southern Lebanon. [includes rush transcript] Since a UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect nine days ago, tens of thousands of displaced Lebanese civilians have returned to their homes in southern Lebanon. While Israel's bombing of the south may have ended, it left a deadly legacy in its wake: unexploded cluster bombs. Israel dropped thousands of cluster bombs on at least one hundred and seventy villages in south Lebanon during its month-long war against Hezbollah. The bomblets that failed to explode are now a deadly trap for civilians.
U.S. Cluster Bombs continue to kill in Iraq (tags)
Though there are no reliable figures on post-war casualties from unexploded ordnance in Iraq, humanitarian groups say anecdotal reports suggest hundreds of civilians may have been killed or injured in recent weeks. Photo - An Iraqi man stands near an unexploded cluster bomb (AFP/File/Karim Sahib).