Would you like to get involved? Here are groups doing good work in Laos and others raising awareness:

Clearance & accident victim assistance:

We Help War Victims – (Started by retired Wisconsin grade-school principal Jim Harris)

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) – A British group and one of the largest groups doing clearance in Laos

UXO Lao – The Lao national clearance agency

The Halo Trust – The world’s oldest humanitarian landmine clearance group

COPE – Makes prosthetic limbs for UXO victims

Clear Path International – Works with the Lao Women’s Union on income generation through a micro-credit project.

Handicap International – Another large clearance group in Laos

World Education – Focusing on UXO survivor assistance

Education & lobbying:

War Legacies Project

Cluster Munition Coalition

Legacies of War

U.S. Senators and Representatives involved in UXO issues or responsible for foreign aid:

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Dana Rohrabacher

U.S. Rep. Mike Honda

U.S. Rep. Eni Faleomavaega

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu

U.S. Rep. Barbara J. Lee

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum


A Blu-42 cluster munition.
A Blu-42 cluster munition.