Accomplishments

UXO LAO: ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Accomplishments from 1 January 1996 to 31 August 2016


Community Awareness (Mine Risk Education) tasks:
Conducted UXO Risk Education activities in 11,817 villages, reaching around 3,122,890 people (including 1,300,529 children).

Clearance tasks: Cleared over 33,774.7249 hectares of land, including 28,500.2786 hectares for agriculture and 5,274.4463 hectares for other development projects (4,710,107 benefitciaries).

Roving tasks: Conducted 29,102 roving tasks, removed or destroyed UXO found on the surface in 3,914 villages

Survey tasks: Conducted 22,803 survey tasks, collecting information and mapping out UXO in 3,777 villages


Confirmed Hazardous Areas (CHA) clearance tasks:
Cleared 11,075.1020 hectares, including 10,303.5460 hectares for agriculture and 771.5560 hectares for other development purposes.


Total UXO found
(through survey tasks): 176,233 items (including 2,552 big bombs, 90,343 bombies, 857 mines, and 82,481 other UXO)


Total UXO removed or destroyed
(through roving / clearance tasks): 1,424,690 items (including 6,453 big bombs, 652,013 bombies, 6,865 mines, and 759,359 other UXO)

 

                           Progress Summary Report of UXO Lao from 1 January 1996 to 31 May 2016

Mine Risk Education Tasks

Provinces

Village Visits Made

Child Beneficiaries

Adult Beneficiaries

Total Beneficiaries

Boy

Girl

Man

Woman

Luangprabang

1,205

174,285

316,269

490,554

22,001

20,803

45,325

44,797

Huaphanh

1,136

112,903

210,165

323,068

23,672

21,544

24,956

24,548

Xiengkhuang

1,836

186,369

212,852

399,221

25,583

29,029

37,127

40,580

Khammuane

1,183

159,509

195,589

355,098

36,648

37,814

40,528

43,792

Savannakhet

1,423

125,908

211,595

337,503

23,792

24,055

26,779

26,823

Salavan

1,204

101,905

190,725

292,630

21,806

18,890

27,566

28,931

Sekong

1,173

82,502

106,181

188,683

19,666

18,712

18,653

16,678

Champasak

1,443

192,170

160,026

352,196

36,350

35,678

23,404

25,035

Attapue

1,106

145,924

195,563

341,487

29,459

28,272

15,407

23,938

Total

11,709

1,281,475

1,798,965

3,080,440

238,977

234,797

259,745

275,122

 

Survey Operation Tasks

Provinces

Village Visit Made

Risk Reduction Only

UXO Found

Number of Village

Number of Visit

Bombs

Bombies

Mines

Other UXO

Total

Luangprabang

361

1,552

79

2,289

95

9,121

11,584

Huaphanh

308

2,117

181

3,712

129

10,895

14,917

Xiengkhuang

490

3,791

131

30,867

50

22,166

53,214

Khammuane

361

1,496

629

16,958

16

7,788

25,391

Savannakhet

667

2,945

438

19,307

179

9,946

29,870

Salavan

574

2,205

475

3,526

56

2,579

6,636

Sekong

277

1,849

281

3,515

60

5,648

9,504

Champasak

525

5,131

145

3,980

244

12,306

16,675

Attapue

211

1,509

176

5,879

26

1,864

7,945

Total

3,774

22,595

2,535

90,033

855

82,313

175,736

 

Roving Operation Tasks

Provinces

Village Visit Made

Risk Reduction Only

UXO Destroyed / Removed

Number of Villages

Number of Visits

Bombs

Bombies

Mines

Other UXO

Total

Luangprabang

336

1,790

300

5,933

411

134,180

140,824

Huaphanh

298

2,492

402

15,153

290

28,104

43,949

Xiengkhuang

537

6,602

342

129,631

158

97,286

227,417

Khammuane

358

1,666

1,220

44,645

130

31,499

77,494

Savannakhet

774

3,926

1,066

59,342

520

81,539

142,467

Salavan

611

4,083

1,028

61,451

718

72,918

136,115

Sekong

227

1,450

445

15,351

377

17,883

34,056

Champasak

516

5,229

674

14,219

665

56,502

72,060

Attapue

253

1,649

366

24,265

164

12,178

36,973

Total

3,910

28,887

5,843

369,990

3,433

532,089

911,355

 

Clearance Operation Tasks

Provinces

Land Cleared, Hectares

People  
  who benefit

UXO Destroyed / Removed

Farming

Others

Total

Bombs

Bombies

Mines

Other UXO

Total

Luangprabang

2,466.7679

591.8169

3,058.5847

338,609

18

17,928

224

15,426

33,596

Huaphanh

2,919.3838

286.0115

3,205.3953

530,030

114

25,122

81

18,691

44,008

Xiengkhuang

5,916.8267

1,044.9896

6,961.8163

1,314,047

154

84,677

57

49,225

134,113

Khammuane

2,035.9445

439.1465

2,475.0910

248,813

137

16,637

43

28,758

45,575

Savannakhet

4,818.9806

355.3551

5,174.3357

308,558

24

35,176

1,761

31,274

68,235

Salavan

3,437.4983

753.2768

4,190.7751

609,804

41

25,984

490

30,257

56,772

Sekong

1,793.5573

459.9598

2,253.5171

192,135

47

21,830

39

17,738

39,654

Champasak

2,671.6053

482.0560

3,153.6613

760,874

29

18,691

611

22,203

41,534

Attapue

1,906.9082

820.6859

2,727.5941

386,492

35

22,427

98

10,078

32,638

Total

27,967.4726

5,233.2980

33,200.7706

4,689,362

599

268,472

3,404

223,650

496,125

 

Enhanced Technical Survey Operation Tasks

Provinces

Land Cleared, Hectares

People who benefit

UXO Destroyed / Removed

Farming

Others

Total

Bombs

Bombies

Mines

Other UXO

Total

Luangprabang

215.8342

123.9846

339.8188

71,128

0

5

0

32

37

Huaphanh

268.3827

15.5248

283.9075

24,789

0

5

0

1

6

Xiengkhuang

293.3615

18.7654

312.1269

19,009

0

207

0

225

432

Khammuane

353.3919

11.8675

365.2594

9,616

0

4

0

84

88

Savannakhet

306.7569

26.9175

333.6744

10,999

5

6

0

22

33

Salavan

217.8495

69.1938

287.0433

98,339

0

19

0

133

152

Sekong

371.2783

53.8583

425.1366

19,021

2

35

0

1,096

1,133

Champasak

169.6131

137.0057

306.6188

283,961

0

0

1

78

79

Attapue

245.5729

83.9616

329.5345

88,241

0

63

0

152

215

Total

2442.0410

541.0792

2,983.1202

625,703

7

344

1

1,823

2,175

 

 CHA Survey Operation Tasks

Provinces

Land Cleared, Hectares

People who benefit

UXO Destroyed / Removed

Farming

Others

Total

Bombs

Bombies

Mines

Other UXO

Total

Luangprabang

757.4501

0.0000

757.4501

4,003

0

1,939

0

773

2,712

Huaphanh

1,012.6114

97.1642

1,109.7756

25,471

0

2,144

0

236

2,380

Xiengkhouang

1,443.2572

120.3421

1,563.5993

28,650

0

3,430

2

2,387

5,819

Khammuane

1,419.8158

142.7763

1,562.5921

13,915

32

4,321

0

1,229

5,582

Savannakhet

1,333.2204

54.6733

1,387.8937

14,634

0

3,515

11

1,484

5,010

Salavan

858.9084

135.1912

994.0996

38,431

1

3,632

6

2,216

5,855

Sekong

519.9741

22.6464

542.6235

3,393

3

1,455

5

130

1,593

Champasak

478.0769

6.9021

484.9790

7,904

0

1,051

0

72

1,123

Attapue

501.8923

145.7564

647.6487

43,252

0

2,268

0

112

2,380

Total

8,325.2066

725.4550

9,050.6616

179,653

36

23,755

24

8,639

32,454

Our Partners

UXO Lao and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides program oversight and program assurance, both substantive and financial, through its own UXO Unit as well as through the provision of the Senior Technical Advisor, the Programme Technical Advisor, and a field based EOD Technical Advisor. It raises funds for UXO Lao and manages such funds through cost-sharing agreements. Funds channelled through UNDP follow UNDP’s rules and regulations. In addition, UNDP assists UXO Lao in the following key management functions:

 

1. Quarterly financial monitoring of the project, both in terms of progress of activities and expenditures and of conformity of activities with stated mandate and work plans;

2. Contracting for yearly external financial and management audits of UXO Lao, with full reporting to donors and other stakeholders, thereby confirming full accountability and transparency of UXO Lao accounts and practices;

3. Provision of a coordination mechanism for donors, and between donors and the Government of Lao PDR, in order to ensure that support to  the UXO programme is channelled as and where it is put to best use for the ends of the programme; and

4. Procurement needs of UXO Lao.

UXO Lao and the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA)

 

The Lao Government established the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA) in 2004 along with the adoption of the National Strategic Plan for the UXO sector. The NRA is responsible for the coordination and regulation of the UXO/mine action sector in the country, including the planning, tasking and monitoring of all UXO/mine action activities in the country. UXO Lao actively takes part in different Technical Working Groups (TWGs) organized by the NRA aimed at coordinating and planning all clearance, community awareness, and victim assistance activities, as well as sharing best practices and experiences.

 

UXO Lao and Implementing Partners

 

Implementing partners channel funds from donors to UXO Lao. They also provide technical advisory support to the programme. 4. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)

Support to Development Agencies

UXO LAO: SUPPORT TO DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

Development agencies receive support and priority if they submit requests for clearance to the provincial authorities before the annual work planning takes place.  This takes place around July of every year.

 

The activities of UXO Lao contribute not only to saving lives but also to increasing the social-economic opportunities for some of the poorest districts. Regression analysis in the Lao PDR Poverty Assessment Report in 2003 confirms that both the initial level of UXO contamination as well as the progress in UXO clearance accounts for changes in poverty from 1997/8 to 2002/3. Extending the district-level regressions, per capita consumption tended to increase slower in areas with high UXO contamination, and faster in areas with UXO clearance programs.

 

UXO Lao enables UXO impacted villagers improved and equitable access to land, markets and social and economic services, environmentally sustainable utilization of natural resources. UXO clearance ultimately leads to enhancing the livelihoods of poor, vulnerable, and food insecure populations through sustainable development within the Millennium Development Goals Framework by 2011.

Resources

UXO LAO: Resources

Under Construction

Work Planning

UXO LAO: WORK PLANNING

The development of the UXO Lao annual work plan begins at the village level. Villagers discuss among themselves and identify priority families (factors include family size, income, capacity to farm the land, amount of land available, among others.) District planning authorities receive the final villages’ requests and evaluate them in accordance with the ability of the district to support such activities as well as if they fall within the district’s development plans and priorities. District authorities submit their final list to provincial planning authorities. The authorities then evaluate the requests according to the provincial development plans and priorities, taking into consideration the capacity of UXO Lao.

 

Development agencies receive support and priority if they submit requests for clearance to the provincial authorities before the annual work planning takes place.

 

With a final list, UXO Lao classifies requests as either a roving, survey, area clearance, or an ETS task. UXO Lao then schedules the tasks according to village, district, and wet or dry season. The National Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication approves all the provincial work plans with the endorsement by UNDP and UXO Lao’s donors.

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