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The Secret War, Laos

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Laos - Phonsavanh - Bouanvanh Outhachack, 55, is the doctor in charge of the surgeon unity at Xieng Khouang Provincial Hospital. Since 1983, she has treated more than 500 UXO-related-cases. “The most difficult ones are those who had their intestines hit” she explains. “You have to reconnect the pieces, sometimes it takes up to four hours”. Outhachack decided to become a surgeon after unexploded ordnance claimed the lives of her grandparents and her mother, all killed while working on their rice fields.