Central America Landmine Survivors: The Need for Action in Nicaragua

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Vol: 4, Issue: 2

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Boyce, William
William Boyce; Queens University; Nicaragua; landmines; mines; demining; clearance; the Journal; Mine Action; ERW; CISR; JMU; Victim Assistance; 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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Landmines are indiscriminate weapons, wounding and killing not only soldiers but women and children as well. Although hostilities may cease, landmines continue to maim and kill 500 victims a week, the equivalent of 26,000 additional disabled persons each year. There are at least 250,000 landmine-disabled people in the world, and the number continues to grow.