The Secret War, Laos (43 images)

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Ai Wu saw her 5-year-old son die, when a cluster bomb exploded just beside her house; Buan Kham lost her right leg to a 500-pound-bomb last April; Xeng Thor has been permanently injured by an ordnance which killed his younger brother.

With 80 million unexploded devices still buried under its soil, Laos is the most bombed country in the world. Dropped by the USA more than 40 years ago, unexploded bombs have claimed an average of 500 victims per year in the last four decades,...
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