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Caring for landmine victims


Every year, tens of thousands of people are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Those that survive are often disabled for life and need long-term care, not only rehabilitation but also social and economic support. This leaflet examines the challenges involved in providing assistance to the victims.

It also points to the responsibilities of States party to the Ottawa Convention and the new Protocol on explosive remnants of war and encourages increased efforts by both health-care systems and governments to support those who are suffering the effects of landmines.  

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