Victim of Landmine
Mohammad Jan lost his leg to a land mine when foraging for wood in the nearby village. According to UN Afghanistan is one of the top three most-mined countries on the planet.According to the Centre’s figures, the country still has over 4,500 areas, covering some 521 square kilometres of land, contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war, despite progress in de-mining efforts. Read more here
About 200,000 civilians have died and 400,000 have been disabled in mine incidents in Afghanistan. Approximately 6,000 more will lose their lives or limbs every year in the war battered country due to mine incidents, says a report issued by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan-mine clearance programme (UNOCHA). Afghanistan is infested with 10 Million anti-personnel mines ready to explode the moment anyone stepped on them.