By Bill Sorem
It’s been decades since the end of the Vietnam War, but about twice a week somebody in Laos dies when one of the of hundreds of thousands of bombs dropped on that country explodes. The victims are often children since the bombs and mines litter play areas and agricultural fields.
The good news is the number of people killed by the bombs has dropped from 300 to 100 a year and progress is being made on cleaning up the explosives that were dropped on Laos almost daily from 1963 to 1975.
Jack Rosbach, Coordinator of the Minnesota Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions presents a report to Minnesota Lao community and to interested activists.