How is Australia assisting Laos to remove unexploded ordnance?
This week, the Senate will debate legislation which would allow Australian forces to assist in the use of cluster bombs. This is despite the fact that Australia has signed a convention banning their use. Each cluster bomb can contain hundreds of bomblets, and over a third of victims are children.
ChildFund Australia is a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition. For more info, visit www.cmcaustralia.org
How can you help communities in Laos?
Once the ordnance is removed, communities in Laos will need support to make use of the land.
Want to help? Consider sponsoring a community, and help change the livelihoods of an entire town. Our sponsorship program funds development projects in your sponsored community. These include providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, healthcare and education.
The entire community will benefit from your generous donation. Why give? Because we can only address the root causes of child poverty by improving the livelihoods of all who live in their community.