Excerpt from "Landmine Monitor Report 2003"
- Viet Nam

Surveys and Assessments

Groundbreaking local mine impact assessment surveys were completed in 2002 and early 2003 in three districts of the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. Canada-based Hatfield Consultants conducted a survey in partnership with the 10-80 Committee, an office of Vietnamís Ministry of Health known for its research on toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange. Funding was provided by the Canadian development agency CIDA.

Data collection began in A Luoi district, Thua Thien-Hue, in 2001 and covered mine and UXO contamination, casualties, levels of mine awareness, as well as the impact of mines, UXO and chemicals on human health and socio-economic activities. Questionnaires for portions of the survey were adapted from the landmine impact survey in Laos conducted by Handicap International in 1997. The final Hatfield report, released in January 2003, employs wartime US bombing records and geospatial remote data sensing in combination with on-site interviews.

Weblinks:
Landmine Report 2003 - Vietnam Chapter
(http://www.icbl.org/lm/2003/vietnam.html)


Landmine Report 2003 - Vietnam Chapter, Landmine and UXO Problem Section
(http://www.icbl.org/lm/2003/vietnam.html#Heading16565)