US Department of State Donates $9 Million to Laos UXO Effort

I posted a couple weeks ago about the US’ obligations to UXO clearance in Laos.  The following was announced by the State Department on June 8:

During the meeting with Foreign Minister Thongloun, Under Secretary Otero was pleased to announce $9 million in new funding for UXO clearance operations, risk education, and victim assistance.

For context, UXO Lao asserts an “average” (which I guess means per annum) operational need of $6.5 million.

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