Mar 8, 2013, 10:05 AM
According to press release from the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, the World will observe a global week of action from
Cluster munitions are large weapons which are deployed from the air and from the ground and release up to hundreds of smaller subminitions.
Air-dropped or ground-launched, they cause two major humanitarian problems and risks to civilians, first, their widespread dispersal means they cannot distinguish between military targets and civilians so the humanitarian impact can be extreme, especially when the weapon is used in or near populated areas. Many subminitions fail to detonate on impact and become De Facto Antipersonnel mines killing and maiming people long after the conflict has ended.
In February 2007, 46 Governments met in
The Gambia Secretariat of the West Africa Network of Peacebuilding therefore hereby informs the general public that it will be organising a number of radio programmes during the course of the week. The aim is to highten public awareness on the dangerous use of cluster munitions and to urge government to sign the convention in