* 400 million - Estimated number of people in countries and regions like Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Chechnya in areas affected by cluster bombs (effectively minefields).
* 5-10 percent - Estimated percentage of bomblets dropped on Lebanon that did not explode on impact, and continue to kill civilians since the end of the conflict. That's between 200,000 and 400,000 cluster bomblets scattered around the countryside waiting for unsuspecting victims, many of them children. The failure rate can be as high as 30 percent (some cite even higher numbers).
* 98 - Number of countries that have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
* 2 - Number of cluster bomb and launch systems that are U.S.-manufactured. After the Israel-Lebanon conflict, Human Rights Watch researchers found M26 rockets fired from Lockheed Martin's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The MLRS can fire up to 12 rockets at once, and each rocket contains 644 M77 submunitions (bomblets).
Photo Credit: Cluster bomb photo courtesy of The Times Online, Cluster Bombs of the Secret War.