Việt Nam needs long-term risk management to deal with remnants of war

Việt Nam needs a transition from a reactive approach on clearing cluster and explosive remnants of war (ERW) to a proactive risk management strategy to better eliminate threats long-term, experts have said.

Speaking at a conference on long-term risk management on mine action this morning, Rob White, representative from Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining said most of the ammunition found today in Việt Nam was manufactured in the 1950s-1960s.

Of those, many have been abandoned and unexploded, posing threats to the community and agencies in charge of bomb and mine clearance.

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Source: Viet Nam News