Exploding war-era ordinance kills every year

more than 1,500 people (totally over 50.000) and injures 2,200 (totally over 60.000) since war ended in 1975

Photo from the Mine Action Visitor Center In Dong Ha, Ouang Tri province

Projekt Renew in Qang Tri Province

Dedicated to making Quang Tri Province safe from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and helping UXO survivors improve their livelihoods
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Photoserie with Chuck Searcy, US leader of project RENEW

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Beneficiary Name: Project RENEW - SWIFT Code: BIDVVNVX 
Beneficiary Account Number: USD: 540.10.37.000.503.2 
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Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam, Quang Tri Branch 
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15/4 VnExpress: Giant war-time bomb safely destroyed in central Vietnam - Locals were attempting to dismantle the lethal device for scrap metal before experts were called in.- With Video of Detonation

15/4 Toui Tre: Timely intervention made as scrap collectors about to cut 230kg bomb in central Vietnam - A group of scrap collectors were stopped just in time as they were attempting to cut open a large bomb in the north-central province of Quang Tri on Friday 13/4.

 

Gifts for one legged woman
with 3 year old child

 

 

7/2 Project RENEW: The Hill Tribes Of Vietnam - One legged woman living in mountains near Khe Sanh recieved gifts.

2016

US Ambassador Ted Osius sendt a letter of condolence that Chuck Searcy (international adviser of the project demining Renew) read at the memorial ceremony Ngo Shan Jie.
Team Leader Ngo Thien Khiet

Demining expert dies from cluster bomb explosion

21/5 Báo Moi: Đại sứ Mỹ chia buồn với gia đình đội trưởng phá bom tử nạn - Đại sứ Mỹ Ted Osius đã viết một bức thư và ủy quyền cho ông Chuck Searcy- cố vấn quốc tế của dự án khảo sát và rà phá bom mìn Renew - đọc tại buổi lễ truy điệu anh Ngô Thiện Khiết.

19/5 Projekt RENEW: Mine Action Alert: RENEW Deminer Dies From Injuries After Cluster Bomb Accident - A cluster bomb explosion in Quang Tri Province has killed one deminer and injured another, both technical staff managed by Project RENEW and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).Team Leader Ngo Thien Khiet, age 45 and one of Project RENEW’s most experienced and senior technicians, was fatally injured in the explosion and later died at the provincial hospital’s emergency ward.

19/5 Thanh Nien: Bomb clearance expert killed by blast during central Vietnam mission - A member of the Norwegian-funded ordnance clearance project RENEW in Quang Tri Province was killed on duty. Ngo Van Khiet, 45, was leading a team to survey a cluster bomb site and one bomb suddenly went off. He died at a local hospital

2015


Manager Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh discussing with Team Leader Nguyen Van Tuong, Cluster Munitions Remnants Survey Team Leader, about his team’s work on an acacia plantation near the Rockpile (also known as Elliot Combat Base) in Cam Lo District. [Photo: Ngo Xuan Hien/Project RENEW]

 

30/9 RENEW Landmines: Young woman, big responsibility: She manages 160 deminers and support staff who clean up cluster bombs and other explosives in Quang Tri Province

 

2014


Team Leader Truong Cong Vinh taking notes from Hoa and Phien, ninth graders at Trieu Van School, whose information guided a RENEW team to four different locations littered with more than 500 wartime unexploded ordnance (UXO).
Photo taken in the afternoon of April 17 shows two students in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province stand inside the barricade rope to watch a bomb unearthed two days ago. Photo by Nguyen Long.
Curious children spent days gathered around a 1.2 meter bomb, estimated to weigh hundreds of kilograms, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province after officials unearthed and abandoned it. The bomb was discovered 200 meters from a primary and secondary school campus during the installation of a telecommunication cable cable on Tuesday morning, after an excavator struck the war-era bomb, exposing its fuse.