Monthly Archives: December 2013

Land Mine Fact No. 8

Surgical care and the fitting of an orthopedic appliance cost about $3,000 per amputee in developing countries. This means a total expenditure of $750 million for the 250,000 amputees registered worldwide by the United Nations. United Nations

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Lend Your Leg Campaign

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action to be held in Adelaide on Friday April 4th 2014.

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by | December 29, 2013 · 9:15 am

Land Mine Fact No. 7

Land mine victims need blood transfusions twice as often as people injured by bullets or fragments. The number of units of blood required to operate on patients with mine injuries is between 2 and 6 times greater than that needed by other war casualties. United Nations

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Land Mine Fact No.6

Land mine usage has dramatically increased over the past 20 years with an emphasis on potential as a weapon to terrorize civilians. Mines are used to deny access to or usage of farmlands, irrigation channels, roads, waterways and public utilities. United Nations

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Land Mine Fact No. 5

The cost to remove all 110 million active mines is estimated at approximately $33 billion. Many experts believe that under current conditions it would take more than 1,100 years to clear the entire world of mines provided that no additional mines are planted. United Nations

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Land Mine Fact No. 4

Anti-personnel mines are priced at $3 to $30 each. The cost to the international community of neutralizing them ranges from $300 to $1000. United Nations

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Land Mine Fact No. 3

For every mine cleared, 20 are laid. In 1994, approximately 100,000 were removed, while an additional 2 million were planted. United Nations

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Land Mine Fact No. 2

Every month over 2000 people are killed or maimed by mine explosions. Most of the casualties are civilians who are killed or injured after hostilities have ended.

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Land Mine Fact No. 1

It is estimated that more than 110 million active mines are scattered in 70 countries with an equal number stockpiled around the world waiting to be planted. United Nations

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