|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:57:24 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, MUNITIONS: "Vietnam, US sign agreement for clearing war-era ordnance"|
Vietnam, US sign agreement for clearing war-era ordnance Thanh Nien Daily (Vietnam) December 17, 2013The US signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam Monday to help locate and clear unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975.
Vietnam is one of the countries most threatened by UXO, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Its survey in 2002, which did not include the country's maritime areas, found 6.6 million hectares with UXO.
The bombs had killed at least 42,135 people by 2000 and injured 62,163 others, with children accounting for 30 percent of the victims.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20131217-parties-sign-mou- for-tackling-bomb-leftovers-from-vietnam-war.aspx
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