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It’s estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 people are hurt by landmines and UXO every year-- many of them are poor and many are children. Unfortunately, there are no accurate figures because many landmine victims do not have access to medical treatment in their communities. As a result, their injuries are not recorded. Victim assistance for these “landmine survivors” is a core component of mine action. Activities include emergency medical care, physical rehabilitation, psychological support, and reintegration into society. Find out who these victims are and who’s helping them heal; and how their rights are protected by the Landmine Treaty. Learn more.

How Life Goes On: Surviving the Tragedy

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