Text & photos by Hien Xuan Ngo & Linh Do Quy.
The 01 June 2020 marked an important milestone for Norwegian People’s Aid's Project RENEW in the Quang Tri province of Vietnam.
"We have completed all Non-Technical Survey (NTS) operations in NPA/RENEW's allocated areas. This accounts for 76 percent of all villages in Quang Tri Province", said NPA's Country Director in Vietnam, Jan Erik Støa.
Over the past five years, 22 NTS staff have visited no less than 822 villages in the nine districts of Quang Tri Province. More than 50 000 people in these villages, with women accounting for 32 percent, have been interviewed to investigate the scope of contamination from cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.