Cluster bombs

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

cluster bombs map

An Economist graphic points out that despite a broad treaty banning the use of cluster munitions, 17 non-signatory countries including the United States continue to produce them.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/11/cluster-munitions

Both Thailand and Libya used cluster munitions this year. Cluster munitions put civilians at risk because they spread over  a wide area and can leave unexploded submunitions.

The source of the graphic is the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, which is affiliated with the Nobel-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

http://www.the-monitor.org/index.php

In addition to maps and lists on landmine and cluster munitions producers. The monitor produces reports and maps of civilian casualties, and locates areas that are contaminated with cluster munitions and landmines from past or ongoing conflicts.

map of cluster munition remnants from the landmine and cluster bomb monitor

 

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