Cluster munitions are large weapons which are deployed from the air and from the ground and release dozens or hundreds of smaller submunitions. Cluster bombs break open in the air and release the submunitions over an area the size of a couple of football pitches.
© Stéphane De Greef / Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
Cluster munitions make many innocent victims during a conflict, but also many years afterwards. More than 98% of the victims of cluster munitions are civilians. Unexploded cluster munitions still make victims up to this day
PAX has worked for many years, together with 350 NGO’s from around the world (united in The Cluster Munitions Coalition) for a complete ban on the use, production, storage and transfer of cluster munitions and makes sure the convention is followed strictly. We stimulate countries that haven’t signed yet to do so. PAX also works to stop investments into cluster munitions producers. We do this thru research into which financial institution invest in producers of cluster munitions (read the report).