Five Years of the Ban Treaty

On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force, becoming binding international law. Five years on, it is viewed as a humanitarian disarmament sucess story as its 117 states adhere to the ban. The United States however remains on the sidelines hiding behind a 2008 policy.

Civilian victims from cluster munitions in Yemen

Civilians including a child have been wounded in cluster munition attacks in Yemen's Saada governorate as the Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues its offensive in the Houthi-controlled territory. Two of the three types of cluster munitions used in Saada are US-made.