cluster bombs: dropping them & clearing them

i received these emails a couple of weeks ago and neglected to post them. ironic that as one team in lebanon is unable to continue clearing american-made/israeli terrorist forces dropped cluster munitions for financial reasons russia is dropping them on georgia:

Hi there, Marcy

If you haven’t heard, Russia has been dropping cluster bombs on innocent civilians in the Georgian republic which has killed and wounded many innocent people. Many countries have already banned the use of this wide area, non-surgical weapon. Survivor Corps is one of the lead organizations in the movement to ban cluster bombs and to assist survivors of this terrible weapon. I’ve put together this social media news release which explains everything.

I would be grateful if you could blog about this very important subject, it would help many people. Please let me know if you are able to help and send me the link to your post. Thanks so much.

Dani, Survivor Corps

Dear Supporter,

Next week, half of the mine clearance work in south Lebanon may be discontinued due to lack of funds.

According to the UN Mine Action Co-ordination Center (UNMACC), $4.7 million is urgently needed in order for mine teams to continue their work. It’s not too late for you to help.

Please send a message to your elected officials asking them to:
1) make funding the UNMACC a priority, and
2) press Israel to provide cluster bomb strike data.

While the war ended two years ago, cluster bombs continue to kill and maim innocent civilians in south Lebanon. This can only be stopped if the UNMACC has the money and strike data necessary to clear these weapons.

Contact Your Elected Officials Now

Thank you for taking action,

George Cody
American Task force for Lebanon


One thought on “cluster bombs: dropping them & clearing them

  1. Hi Marcy,

    My name is Lauren and I’m writing on behalf of Survivor Corps. Thank you so much for blogging about this incredibly important topic. Expanding awareness about cluster bombs is critical in understanding how to break the cycles of violence and victimization caused by war.

    I thought you and your readers might be interested in an update from Survivor Corps. A few of us are going to Africa in the next few weeks to talk to survivors and advocate for the fair treatment of victims with disabilities (something that’s incredibly important – as these victims of war not only live with a disability, but are often treated as second class citizens because of their disabilities). We’ll have lots of updates of survival stories, inspiring pictures and videos, etc. up on our Survivor Corps blog as well.

    Take care and thank you again for posting about Survivor Corps!

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