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Unexploded ordnance threatens Lebanese population, says UN

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7567.515 (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:515
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Thousands of items of unexploded ordnance, in particular cluster munitions, pose a serious threat to the war torn population of Lebanon and are killing and injuring civilians daily. This is the warning of the United Nation's humanitarian coordinator in Lebanon, David Shearer.


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    A field manager from the Mine Advisory Group investigates a cluster bomblet found in Tibnin, southern Lebanon

    Credit: SERGEI POMONAREV/AP

    Since the ceasefire, one person is killed and three people are injured a day by ordnance of all types, Mr Shearer said.

    As of 30 August, a total of 61 people had been affected by ordnance, …

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