: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Cluster Munitions: New Use, Transfers Challenge Total Ban

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People assess the damage caused by the Syrian-Russian military alliance’s cluster munition attack on the Maram camp for displaced people near the village of Kafr Jalis in Idlib governorate, northwestern Syria, on 6 November 2022.
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Cluster munition attacks killed or wounded at least 987 people in 2022, of whom 890 were in Ukraine, and 95 percent of whom were civilians.
Cluster munitions are globally banned because they cause both immediate and long-term civilian harm, leaving behind unexploded remnants that act as landmines for years.
Civilian harm from new use of cluster munitions and recent transfers of the weapon show the urgent need for all countries to …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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