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The lasting impact of landmines on civilians in Ukraine

"No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where", AlJazeera, Dec 5, 2016
 
 

Danish Demining Group (DDG), Head of Programme in Ukraine, Edward Crowther made a comment about casualties due to unexploded land mines in Ukraine.

"In contaminated areas there are people who are too scared to cultivate their land," said Rownan Fernandez, the former head of programme for the Danish Demining Group in Ukraine.

"Children can't play where they used to. These are the legacies of war. There are no winners. And communities where there is ERW contamination are the biggest losers where conflict prevails."

His comments are elaborated in a larger article written by AlJazeera on December 5, 2016.  

To read the the whole article, click on the link below:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/ukraine-lasting-impact-landmines-civilians-161117114427487.html