“No, no, don’t look at the sky, they cannot do you any harm from above anymore. Lower your head because the danger is in your mother earth. If you have survived the war, try to survive the peace!”
– Melisa Dzanovic in Bosnia Herzegovina
Facts On Land Mines
Today, there are an estimated 110 million anti-personnel mines in the ground and another 250 million stockpiled in at least 108 countries around the world. Between 5 and 10 million more mines are produced each year, benefiting the producers to the tune of $50 to $180 million annually.
Source: One World
Each day over 70 people are killed or injured by anti-personnel mines. That’s around one person every 15 minutes.
Half these people die — either immediately from the explosion (as is the case with most children) or from blood loss and exposure.
Source: One World/CARE