Landmine Fact Sheet
  • Every year 26,000 people are killed or maimed by landmines; that is 1 person every 22 minutes
  • Cost to build and lay a landmine: $3
  • Cost to remove a landmine: $1000
  • Countries most affected by landmines: Angola, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kuwait, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, former Yugoslavia.
  • In the Vietnam War 1/3 of US casualties were caused by landmines. 90% of those landmines were US made or had US made components.
  • 1 out of every 250 people in Cambodia has been injured by a landmine.
  • Although Bill Clinton is opposed to a ban on landmines, Hillary and Chelsea support one.
  • 1,300 Groups are active in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • 126 Countries have signed a treaty banning the use, production, and trade of landmines.
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