Photographer. Writer. Adventurer.
Laos: Land of Landmines.
- More than 2 million tones of bombs were dropped on Northern Laos from 1964-73, however 30% did not detonate.
- 50,000 people have been killed or injured by UXOs since the bombing began in 1964.
- 621 people have been killed by UXOs in Laos since 2008.
- Most people are wounded or killed by UXOs while farming or searching for scrap metal. Scrap metal is then sold or reused by entrepreneurs, as seen in these photographs.
- 58% of Lao farmers have reported UXOs on their property.
- Mines Advisory Group (MAG) markers show a clear and safe path to walk. MAG employ and train local people to de-mine the remaining 25% of Laos still effected by UXOs.