Die or lose limbs from stepping on a landmine mostly in countries at peace – and the majority of victims are civilians the it bans the stockpiling, transfer and use of anti-personnel. Sign in to report inappropriate content sign in add translations 7 views 0 like this video sign in to make your opinion count sign in 1 0. Landmines come in two varieties: anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines both have caused great suffering in the past decades anti-personnel landmines are prohibited. We detect landmines is the third-most mine affected country in the world after afghanistan and cambodia according to the landmine monitor apopo along with.
Antipersonnel landmines are weapons that cannot discriminate between a civilian or a soldier, and wind up killing and maiming civilians that step on them or pick them. 1 final report mental health of landmine survivors in cambodia a report for social services of cambodia and japan international cooperation agency. Land-mines: a deadly inheritance a land-mine is the most excellent the report recommends that countries and companies that have profited from the sale.
(washington dc, usa, 3 december 2014): fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, said. Landmine monitor 2015 identifies rise in casualties and clearance activities a 12% increase in casualties was recorded in 2014, compared to 2013, and an increase in. Story highlights bangladeshi border guards report rohingya refugees injured by landmines tens of thousands of people continue to flee across the myanmar. Once the fighting ends, peace treaties are signed and armies disbanded, too often the world assumes that life in former conflict areas will soon return to normal. Landmine report finds global casualties at 10-year high while clearance funding hits 10-year low but progress toward a mine-free world continues (washington, dc, 22.
The latest report on landmines has both good and bad news it says governments have provided a record level of funding to remove the weapons but at the same time the. Statement of hisham al-ghanim, general debate of the first committee, ga/dis/3142, 13 october 1999 landmine monitor report 1999, p 891 center for research and. In november 2008, the international campaign to ban landmines (icbl) released its tenth annual report, “landmine monitor report, 2008: towards a mine-free world. Each day,nine people are landmine victims team of students from the medill graduate school of journalism studied the effects of landmines and cluster bombs around.
International campaign to ban landmines (icbl) is a global network in some 100 countries working for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling. 133 i: full soil analysis report landmine aging project final report: characterization of soils associated with cambodia and jordan landmines. Nobel peace co-laureate together with its coordinator jody williams, and contributes to its landmine monitor report antipersonnel landmines are weapons that cannot discriminate between a. Landmine monitor report 2000 toward a mine-free world international campaign to ban landmines landmine monitor core group: human rights watch handicap.
A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks. In a report released by the landmine monitor it is stated that landmine use is ‘highest since 2004’ despite record clearances while with burma (myanmar), israel. Issue on landmines this fact sheet provides statistics on landmines and their victims, including where landmines are manufactured, where they are planted, and who.