KOICA Việt Nam and UNDP Việt Nam are encouraging us all to join the Decade of Mine Action to give back the land to local communities, leave no-one behind and ensure we fulfill the development aspirations of those who need it the most.
Bombs and landmines caused great suffering during the war years. They continue to cause problems because many are still lying around without ever having exploded.
There are an estimated 800,000 tonnes of unexploded bombs in Việt Nam, with 9,200 communes contaminated by ordnance, accounting for 21 per cent the country's area
Nguyễn Đức Soát, Chairman of the Việt Nam Association for Supporting Unexploded Ordnance/Mine Action Efforts, talks to Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper on Việt Nam’s efforts to support war veterans