HOW THE HERORATS DETECT LANDMINES
ANTIPERSONNEL LANDMINES - WHAT ARE THEY?
EFFECT ON COMMUNITIES
The threat of landmines also hampers economic recovery and development in war damaged areas. Villages are cut off from basic necessities such as water supplies and essential travel routes, and are prevented from using fertile land for the cultivation of crops, grazing livestock or development.
WHAT IS MINE ACTION
Miriam’s father Zito was forced to work in a field he suspected to contain landmines so he could feed his family. One day he hit a mine with his hoe…and survived!