Hand-over of Community Halls to 16 Villages within the Ong Mang Sanctuary of Southern Lao PDR (SAFE Ecosystems Project)
Sounds of an aircraft. A white screen. Bombs floating down to earth around a hand-drawn image of a tree. The tree and the surrounding hills are gaining in colour, slowly coming alive with people, and we are on top of a breezy hill, in North-Eastern Laos, Xieng Khouang Province. The tree is in front of us, but as we turn, we hear the whistling sound of metal detectors and find ourselves in the midst of a team of UXO clearance technicians. UXO. Unexploded ordnance. They are all around us.
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