It is estimated that there are some 288 million cluster munitions and about 75 million unexploded bombs left in Laos as a result of the war in South-East Asia. Ten of the 18 Laotian provinces have been classified as ‘severely contaminated’ with artillery and mortar shells, mines, rockets, grenades and other explosive devices. Despite huge advances in weapons removal, child casualties remain high. Spirit of Soccer works with the Laos Ministry of Education, Laos Football Federation and Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs to develop the most effective Mine Risk Education program in the public schools of the heavily bombed provinces of Xieng Khouang and Salavan.
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