The majority of cluster bomb
casualties in 2015 were in Syria (248), followed by Yemen (104) and Ukraine (19), the coalition said in a report.
In March of this year, the three Coventry MPs backed moves in Parliament to close the glaring loophole allowing UK investors to support the cluster bomb
trade, a trade illegal in the UK.
are in the news again, thanks to a recent report from Amnesty International.
PRESSURE is growing on Bahrain to join the movement against controversial cluster bombs
Meanwhile, the unrepentant Israeli army will not consider dropping the use of cluster bombs
in civilian areas altogether.
In his speech, Verhagen claimed, "Cluster munitions are unreliable and imprecise, and their use poses a grave danger to the civilian populationC*Years after a conflict has ended, people -- especially children -- can fall victim to unexploded submunition from cluster bombs
In the days before the Convention comes into force, many civil society organizations around the world are participating in a campaign, "Beat the drum to ban cluster bombs
," to urge governments to sign and ratify the Convention, and to raise awareness about the potentially profound impact of the Convention on civilians and affected communities.
Summary: Israel handed over to United Nations peacekeepers maps of where it dropped cluster bombs
in Lebanon during the 2006 war with Shiite group Hezbollah, the UNIFIL peacekeeping force said late Tuesday.
Dropped from warplanes or fired from artillery guns, cluster bombs
explode in mid-air to randomly scatter hundreds of bomblets, which can be just 8cm large.
Ninety-three countries, including NATO allies and Afghanistan, adopted a treaty Thursday that bans cluster bombs
, insidious weapons that have killed and maimed more innocent civilians than soldiers throughout the world.
Finland is expected to be the only European Union member state not to sign, on 2 and 3 December, the Oslo Treaty banning cluster bombs
Essentially, a cluster bomb
is a bomb that contains smaller bombs inside.