Experts estimate that over 100 million landmines may still be hidden around the world, and they are difficult to locate and remove. So which countries still have them?
Facts About Landmines
“Land mines are containers of explosive material with detonating systems that are triggered by contact with a person or vehicle.”
“Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor is an initiative providing research for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). It is the de facto monitoring regime for the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions.”
“Every year, landmines kill 15,000 to 20,000 people – most of them children, women and the elderly – and severely maim countless more. ”
Landmines in Myanmar: Politically explosive
“In a clean, spacious and well-aired room, two young boys are learning to walk again using their new prosthetic legs.”
International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Treaty Status
“The Mine Ban Treaty is one of the world’s most widely accepted treaties: over 80% of the world’s countries are States Parties to the treaty. ”
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