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Clearance in Laos: Our demining teams are not giving up! 13/02/20

 In Laos, Humanity & Inclusion continues its actions to eliminate the threat that explosive remnants of war still pose to the country's population today, and reduce the humanitarian and socio-economic risk.

  • Laos

Laos: two cluster munition survivors tell their stories 13/02/20

Thirty years apart, two inhabitants of the same village in Laos were injured by submunitions. They tell us about their experiences.

  • Laos

Mine clearance protects civilians and supports development 03/06/19

Humanity and Inclusion’s teams are clearing land in north-eastern Laos contaminated by cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance (UXO). 

  • Laos

HI clearing weapons in eastern Laos 18/04/19

Laos is one of the countries most heavily contaminated by explosive remnants of war in the world. HI’s weapons clearance teams on the ground are working to end this terrible threat to civilian lives. 

  • Laos

The woman who destroys bombs: HI deminer featured on BBC 15/03/18

Humanity & Inclusion’s demining team in Laos was recently featured in Earth’s Natural Wonders on BBC1. You can watch our teams in action below!

  • United Kingdom
  • Laos

Tune in to see HI's demining work in Laos featured on BBC1 05/03/18

The BBC recently visited Humanity & Inclusion’s team in Laos to film our incredible deminers! Tune in to watch Earth’s Natural Wonders on BBC1 at 9pm on Wednesday 7th March.

  • United Kingdom
  • Laos

Laos: The deminer protecting others from her father’s fate 05/03/18

The U.S. dropped more than two million tonnes of bombs on Laos during the Vietnam War. Humanity & Inclusion’s demining teams have been clearing deadly unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country since 2006. HI deminer Lumngen, also a mother of two, explains what her job involves and what motivates her to do this challenging work.

  • Laos

Cluster munitions: horrific weapons that massacre civilians 29/08/17

Cluster munitions have been banned since 2010 with the entry into force of the Oslo Convention, which prohibits their use, production, storage and transfer. Humanity & Inclusion has made a significant contribution to this progress. Why has the organisation committed to cluster munitions? Anne Héry, advocacy director at HI, answers questions about the impact of cluster munitions in 2017.

  • International
  • Laos


Handicap International celebrates 20 years in Laos 23/12/16

On 25th November 2016, Handicap International staff, government ministers, and local authorities in Laos gathered in Chao Anouvong Park, in Vientiane, to celebrate 20 years of action in the country. Handicap International organised a photo exhibition, film screenings and a performance to underline the impact of twenty years of projects in Laos.

  • Laos

President Obama pledges $90 million to Laos 09/09/16

President Barack Obama has doubled U.S. funding to clear the bombs and munitions polluting Laos. The funding increases to $90m over three years and will be spent on weapons clearance in a country that suffered near incessant U.S. bombing campaigns in the 1960s and 1970s

  • Laos

Laos: Deminer protects others from her father’s fate 04/08/16

The U.S. dropped more than two million tonnes of bombs on Laos during the Vietnam War. Humanity & Inclusion’s demining teams have been clearing deadly unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country since 2006. HI deminer Lumngen, also a mother of two, explains what her job involves and what motivates her to do this challenging work.

  • Laos

Interview: Handicap International’s commitment to UXO clearance in Laos 26/07/16

Since 2006, Handicap International has cleared more than 25,000 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, the most heavily bombed country per capita on earth. Leonard Kaminski, the New Zealand-born chief of operations for Handicap International’s demining program in Laos, answers questions about Laos' UXO problem and the organisation’s efforts to clear these weapons.

  • Laos

Laos: Saving lives and preventing Injuries through risk education 26/07/16

More than 50,000 people in Laos have been killed or injured by explosive remnants of war leftover from the Vietnam War. Millions of bombs still litter the land. Handicap International mine risk education teams educate children and adults about how to protect themselves and reduce the risk of accidents from these deadly weapons.

  • Laos

Laos: Empowering bomb survivors with disabilities 26/07/16

Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped millions of bombs on Laos as part of secret campaign to cut off North Vietnamese supply routes through the country. Today, Laotians like Nang, a mother of five, are still being injured and killed by explosive remnants of war. Handicap International helps victims to regain their economic independence. In 2015, the organisation gave Nang two goats so she could start her own business.
 

  • Laos