By Robert Evans
GENEVA, May 16 (Reuters) - Some
400 million people around the world live and work in what are effectively
minefields, at daily risk of death or maiming by cluster bombs, according
to a report issued on Wednesday.
The report, from the campaign group Handicap
International, said over 13,000 civilians are known to have been killed
or injured in recent years by the bombs, but that the real figure was probably
many times higher.
In the wake of armed conflicts "unexploded
cluster submunitions turn homes, livelihoods and social areas of 400 million