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Hidden, Deadly

Description

Unexploded ordnance is camouflaged among the leaves in a Lao forest. To prevent injuries, World Vision programs teach children what to do when they find a bomb or landmine.

Every day, an average of ten people are killed or injured by exploding ordnance. Some of it is decades old, such as bombs dropped on Cambodia and Laos during the Viet Nam War.

Children are often intrigued by the unfamiliar objects and pick them up to play with them. Mine contamination also limits economic growth by preventing use of land for building or agriculture.

More than 60 countries are confirmed to be affected by mines or cluster munitions.

 

Photo ©2012 Thongxay Phavixay/Word Vision

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