Part of what Laos Essential Artistry is about if "Giving Back" and one of the causes we support is an awareness of the huge UXO problem in Laos. We have had emotional meetings with families devastated by the death of a family member by UXO and have talked at length with people from MAG (Mines Advisory Group) and PCL (Phoenix Clearance Limited) two of many groups, NGO and commercial, involved with clearing UXO from heavily bombed land in both northern and southern Laos. On this blog, under our page on "People Making a Difference" we highlight the work of Jim Harris and his NGO, We Help War Victims, who works tirelessly to help villages and people living daily with the threat of UXO.
We are writing this post now because we just became aware of an excellent video on YouTube that clearly communicates the problems Laos faces with UXO. The video appears below.