Cluster munitions : decades of failures, decades of civilian suffering
Geneva : ICRC, November 2007
11 p. : photogr. ; 21 cm
Cluster munitions have been a persistent problem for decades, killing and maiming tens of thousands of civilians in war-affected countries. These weapon's unique characteristics present grave dangers for civilian men, women and children, not only at the time they are used but also long after the fighting has ended. This brochure highlights that urgent action is needed to prevent the civilian casualties resulting from cluster munitions use. It demonstrates how the time has come for decisive action on this issue at the international and national levels to eliminate cluster munitions which have caused severe humanitarian problems and to provide relief for individual victims and affected communities.