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Living with the Aftermath: Accounts of Landmine Survivors in Iraq

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Karzan Lost his leg and eye while playing at a public square in Erbil, he now runds a small shop and goes to highschool in the evening

In December 2005, the General Assembly declared April 4 the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.  The Day is about raising awareness on the destruction wrought by land mines/ERWs as well as the necessity for the international community and governments to take action to eliminate the threat they pose

Iraq is one of the most contaminated countries with land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the world.  There are around 20 million mines and more than 50 million cluster bomblets exist, these effect the lives of more than 1.6 million Iraqis. Over the years 8,000 people, including 2,000 children, hae been either injured or killed from failed cluster bomblets with likely thousands moe of unaccounted victimes.

To find out about the lives of these landmine survivors in Iraq click on the PDF link below

(stories have been collected with our partners Handicap International)



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