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Sri Lankan Women Clear Land Minesonline video

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One year after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers by government forces, a 2010 report on women deminers in Sri Lanka, who risk their lives to clear the former battlefields of land mines.
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Strapping in and gearing up for one of the world’s most dangerous professions, these ladies are literally walking into a minefield in Northern Sri Lanka. Their job: to disarm thousands of explosives, one at a time.Rameshkumar Koneswary joined the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in January. Since then, she has disabled more than 700 mines. It’s a hard way to earn $200 a month, but she says there is no other work.My mother, daughter and other family members are not happy about me doing this job, ...

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