The Invisibles (41 images)

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During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped more than 270 million bombs on neighbouring Laos in a nine-year-long, top-secret operation to destroy the Communists’ supply routes. One third of them failed to explode, leaving this tiny country with one of the most serious humanitarian legacies of our times.

Since the end of the war, 500 Laotians are killed or injured by unexploded bombs (UXO) every year. With 80 million UXO still buried under the ground, only one percent...
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