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Cluster munitions remain in use five years after the ban convention entered into force

August 1st, 2015, is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which has been signed by 117 countries to date, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015. These weapons have […]

Kobani, a city of rubble and explosive devices

Two weeks after its report on the impact of explosive weapons in Syria, Handicap International releases a brief focussing on the alarming contamination by unexploded weapons in Kobani. Four months of ground fighting, in addition to U.S.-led coalition air strikes, destroyed almost 80% of the city’s buildings and left an average of 10 pieces of […]

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