Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Awareness for Journalists

Unexploded ordnance (UXO, sometimes abbreviated as UO), unexploded bombs (UXBs), and explosive remnants of war (ERW) are explosive weapons (bombsshellsgrenadesland minesnaval minescluster munition, and other munitions) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, sometimes many decades after they were used or discarded.

UXO does not always originate from wars; areas such as military training grounds can also hold significant numbers, even after the area has been abandoned.

These guides were created to help Journalists in conflict zones understand the risks of unexploded ordnance and how to work safely in areas with UXO.

Excellent video by HALO Trust