How can you protect yourself from landmines?
|Chiaki Furukawa, an AAR staff member, passing out teaching materials, which explain how to protect yourself from landmines in Afghanistan (to the right)|
The most important things to know
A page from the teaching materials, showing the sign to stay away from landmines (in Sudan)
The increase in the number of child victims
Ali stepped on a landmine and lost his legs at the age of 3. Now he wears an artificial left leg. With the support of AAR, he has become able to go to school. (The photo was taken
at the age of 8)
Measures to be taken against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Planted in familiar commodities such as soda cans, IEDs are difficult to identify.
mine risk education
|In Afghanistan, after showing a film featuring landmines, an instructor teaches the local people how to protect themselves from them, using a poster that shows the various shapes of landmines.|
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