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Landmines
Kuito, Angola
By serengeti1 serengeti1
03 May 2013

LANDMINES are the seeds of war that lay hidden underground. Years after the soldiers have gone home a child will step on one and be killed or maimed permanently. Removing mines alternate between the sophisticated, like these de-mining vehicles from Mechem in South Africa to the slow manual, dangerous way - by hand. In Quito in Angola the ICRC runs this important prosthesis centre. Most of the victims of land mines around Quito are small children.

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ERWs
Liberated Territories, Western Sahara
By Docphot
13 May 2011

Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) include cluster munitions and landmines.

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Landmine Action
Liberated Territories, Western Sahara
By Docphot
13 May 2011

Landmine Action is a British charity working on behalf of the UN to clear the Western Sahara of Landmines and ERWs. They train and employ local Saharawi, both men and women to do the extremely dangerous work.

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The Saharawi In Western Sahara
Western Sahara
By U.S. Editor
13 May 2011

The Saharawi have been in exile since 1974, which makes it the second longest refugee situation in the world after Palestine. Western Sahara camps are well established camps which feature services such as schools, public transport systems, vehicle re-cycling and health care facilities.

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Faces of Somalia 10
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 Oct 2009

School girl returning from school in Hargeisa.

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Faces of Somalia 07
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 08
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable male at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa. The ginger beard is a sign of dignity.

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Faces of Somalia 09
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
15 Jul 2009

Venerable female at a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 04
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Young female attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 05
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Boy attending a Quran school, Madrassa, in Baidoa. Verses from the Quran are printed on the boards used for teaching.

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Faces of Somalia 06
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
13 Jul 2009

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons in Baidoa.

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Faces of Somalia 03
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
14 Apr 2009

School girl looking out of the window of a school in Jowhar, Somalia

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Faces of Somalia 02
Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
29 May 2008

Little girl in a camp for displaced persons receives training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa

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Badoia, Somalia
By Noe Falk Nielsen
12 May 2008

Students receive training in awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnance in a school in Baidoa

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Italian Troops on Patrol in Afghanis...
Surobi
By Martin Jay
01 Apr 2008

Italian troops on patrol in Taliban stronghold in Surobi district, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2008.