Martine Niafouna, a rice farmer in Senegal, was walking down a path near her village when she stepped on a landmine. The explosion threw her into the air, blew off the lower part of her right leg and horrifically burned her left leg. Unable to work, she wonders how she will ever ...
Dangerous War Debris
Dangerous war debris
Hussein Ahmed lost his hands in a landmine explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. Experts say more than 250,000 landmines and other unexploded artillery shells, hand grenades, mortars, cluster bombs and rockets are scattered throughout war-torn Somalia. Tens of millions of live munitions threaten people in more than 70 nations around the world, and some 5,200 people worldwide were killed or maimed by landmines and other explosive war debris in 2008.