People are still dying, including 10 children a month, from the estimated 76 million cluster bombs remaining from the Vietnamese War. Support Robert Kinnear's motorbike ride to raise awareness.
An estimated 76 million cluster bombs (bombies) remain from the 'carpet bombing' (260 million bombs, equivalent to one C130 planeload every 8 minutes for 9 years) of supply lines during the Vietnamese war, mostly in Laos but also in Vietnam and Cambodia, scattered like seeds, ready to explode. And they do. Every week. Handicap International estimates that 98% of the victims have been civilians, 27% children. Kids are attracted to them because they are often brightly coloured. Many look rather like toy pineapples ..... more numerous and insidious than landmines. On average, 10 children have died every month during the last 33 years.
The founder of Project Pineapple, Robert Kinnear, a member of RedR (Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief) is riding his motorbike from Hanoi, Vietnam, through Laos and Cambodia, ending in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He hopes to make more people aware of the situation and to assist in getting more signatories to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, through pressure from voters.
Cluster bombs are still being used and will continue to cause civilian deaths for many years after the hostilities are ended. Show your support for Project Pineapple at http://www.geocities.com/project.pineapple/
1. An easy motorbike ride through Indochina - a peaceful event to publicize the issue of these unexploded bombs.
2. Increased awareness to help mobilize the support necessary to clean up the mess, support the victims and educate local people on how to deal with them
3. Robert Kinnear is currently in Cambodia on his motorbike campaign - please give him your support.
4. Log onto Project Pineapple at http://www.geocities.com/project.pineapple/
5. Robert does not want your money - only your thoughts and support. Send him an email !