By Bill Frilay.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) – the NGO leader on this issue – estimates that around 4,000-5,000 people were maimed or killed by landmines last year alone, and that millions more suffer from the agricultural, economic, and psychological impacts of the weapons. They estimate that there are still tens of millions of landmines in the ground in 78 countries. And UNICEF estimates that 30-40 percent of victims are children under 15 years of age. To read this article in full, click HERE.
Photo Landmine by Duke Human Rights Center Robin Kirk, flickr cc