Monday, June 23, 2008

The cost of cluster bombs

"This report aims to quantify the economic consequences of cluster munition contamination resulting from the 2006 conflict for the people of southern Lebanon and those organisations, institutions and states that provided assistance to them. The extent of cluster munition use during the 2006 conflict has been widely reported, as have the implications of that use in the context of international humanitarian law. This report stems from a desire to assess and quantify the cost of cluster munition contamination in three areas: the cost of agricultural land denial, the cost of clearance and the cost for victims. This report examines these three areas and posits estimated costs that have been incurred for each."

An extensive report of the human and economic costs of cluster ammunitions in South Lebanon: over $ 200 millions. I wrote about this a while ago.

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