22,200 have signed. Help us get to 100,000Posted: 9 November 2011
Ahmad picked up a bright metal object in a park where he was celebrating his 5th birthday in Lebanon. It was an unexploded cluster bomblet, which blew up in his face, killing him slowly in front of his family.
Three years ago, public pressure pushed through a ban of these cruel bombs. But now the US is lobbying nations to quietly sign a new law that allows their use -- signing the death warrant for thousands of other children. Most countries are still on the fence on how to vote. Only if we raise the alarm across the world can we shame our governments to block this deadly decision.
Positions are being drawn up now, and we only have four days to send our leaders a clear message: until countries meet to send our leaders a clear message: stand up for the cluster bombs ban and keep our children safe. Sign the petition -- it will be delivered directly to delegates at the Geneva conference.
Avaaz - 4 days to save our children from cluster bombs