Cluster bombs


Cluster bombs are composed of 202 small bomblets which are scattered and designed to explode on impact. When they fail to detonate – 5 percent are typically duds – they effectively become antipersonnel mines.


Cluster bombs are often used by U.S. forces. Human Rights Watch estimated in a recent report on Afghanistan that 12,400 unexploded bomblets remain on the ground and have killed or injured 127 civilians since October 2001.

Anti-personnel bombs
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST