Angola, An Eyewitness Report of the Landmine Crisis

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Vol: 3, Issue: 3

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Long, Helen
Helen Long; War Child; Angola; landmines; The Journal; ERW; Mine Action; JMU; CISR; Defense and Security Studies; Emergency and Disaster Management; Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Peace and Conflict Studies; Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Leaving the humidity and incessant noise of the Angolan capital, Luanda, whose streets are cluttered with cars and bands of children who subsist on a diet of refuse and insults, the elderly Hercules, a plane loaded with American corn, climbed unsteadily into the gray monsoon sky. It was the second flight the Hercules had made that morning to Malange, the northwestern provincial capital, and another ten planes laden with food were scheduled to follow that day. Malange is just one of more than 20 destinations that food and relief supplies are flown to everyday to keep alive the 2 million registered displaced and war-affected Angolans, one-sixth of the total population.