Living on the edge: Zimbabwean communities and anti-personnel mines
Communities living along the Zimbabwean border with Mozambique continue to suffer from the effects of anti-personnel mines more than 30 years after they were laid. Since 2012, the ICRC has been working with the Zimbabwe Mine Action Centre (ZIMAC) to enhance the capacity and skills of its deminers to search for, clear and destroy anti-personnel mines in south-eastern Zimbabwe. As we commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the following video provides insight into the lives of those affected and the challenge that remains.
Since the Second World War, Myanmar has witnessed an accumulation of landmines and unexploded ordnance that has affected untold numbers of people. The legacy of these weapons, worldwide and across Myanmar, claims thousands of new victims each year. ‘International Mine Awareness Day’ draws attention to the issue and highlights progress towards their eradication.
Ibraghim and Musa. One young, the other old. Both of them narrowly escaped death in mine explosions. Their message: Be alert!