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Landmines in Mozambique

Landmines in Mozambique

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Published by Human Rights Watch in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mozambique,
  • Mozambique.
    • Subjects:
    • Human rights -- Mozambique.,
    • Land mines -- Mozambique.,
    • War victims -- Mozambique.,
    • Land mine victims -- Mozambique.,
    • Mines (Military explosives) (International law),
    • Mozambique -- History -- Independence and Civil War, 1975-1994 -- Casualties.,
    • Mozambique -- Social conditions -- 1975-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementHuman Rights Watch Arms Project [and] Human Rights Watch/Africa (formerly Africa Watch).
      ContributionsArms Project (Human Rights Watch), Human Rights Watch/Africa., Human Rights Watch (Organization)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJC599.M85 L35 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 119 p. :
      Number of Pages119
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1444833M
      ISBN 101564321215
      LC Control Number93081027
      OCLC/WorldCa30207587

      Demining or mine clearance is the process of removing land mines from an area. In military operations, the object is to rapidly clear a path through a minefield, and this is often done with devices such as mine plows and blast waves. Around every 22 minutes 1 person somewhere in the world is killed or injured by a landmine. One hundred million uncleared landmines lie in the fields and alongside the roads and footpaths of one-third of the countries in the developing world. Claiming over victims a week, landmines are weapons of mass destruction in slow motion.

      Mining in Mozambique plays a significant role in the world’s production of coal, gold, graphite and ilmenite. Currently, most of Mozambique’s mining and mineral processing operations are privately owned, including cement plants, aluminium smelters and gas processing plants. In Bruce Cockburn wrote “The Mines of Mozambique,” a song which helped call attention to the plight of Mozambicans dealing with the aftermath of almost 30 years of war: a war of independence from Portugal and an even longer civil which left the country riddled with unexploded landmines inflicting injury and death whenever men, women and children stepped, unawares, on them.

        Charities worked with Mozambique’s government for 22 years to clear the country, removing more than , landmines, and opened up .   Mozambique, once a country riddled with land mines, is now mine-free. That's what the Mozambican government will announce Thursday morning in the seaside capital, Maputo.


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Human rights -- Mozambique. Land mines -- Mozambique. War victims -- Mozambique. Land mine victims -- Mozambique. Mozambique -- History -- Independence and Civil War, -- Casualties. Mozambique -- Social conditions -- Mines (Military explosives) (International law) Battle casualties. Human rights.

Land mine victims. Land mines. Mines can also be used as a psychological and economic weapon-in Mozambique, people were told there were mines where there really were none. While the book includes b&w photos of mine types and victims, none are graphic, as the myriad injuries and deaths caused by mines-often to children-have been well-documented by:   How Mozambique was cleared of landmines – a visual guide Read more Perhaps happiest of all was Albert Augusto, director of Mozambique’s National Demining Institute, who had cranked up the.

Just outside Vilanculos there was an area where they were either training rats to help clear landmines or they were in the process of clearing the area. This was a rude awakening that the devastating war still left many gruesome realities and scars to be discovered.

Mozambique was wounded and would take a. Dan is correct in his comments about how nice a country Mozambique is, but still, don't be careless (carefree?) about the land mines issue.

The problem is that the damned land mines don't know that the war is over. The ones that have not been set off or removed are still there. And, worst of all, they move around.

What I mean by this is. Mozambique How Mozambique was cleared of landmines – a visual guide Mozambique has removed the last of itslandmines after two decades of painstaking work by humanitarian groups.

Documenting and publicizing the human costs of wars is of enormous importance, even though it might seem that the damage cannot be undone. These reports from Human Rights Watch leave no doubt, however, that the physical and social consequences of war can be perpetuated long after the guns fall silent.

In Mozambique, tens of thousands of land mines remain a gruesome threat to civilian safety. Landmines have caused life-changing injuries to so many in, for example, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, that these countries simply cannot cope in practical and financial terms.

Mozambique removes the last of itsknown landmines after two decades of work to get rid of the explosives, a British charity says. InMozambique’s Defense Minister estimated that there were still about 3 million landmines in Mozambique. The devastation caused by mines in Mozambique is striking.

In addition to farmable land, power lines, roads, bridges, railroads, and airports, even. Understanding Landmines and Mine Action Introduction According to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) 1: “Landmines are now a daily threat in Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia, Cambodia, Chechnya, Croatia, Iraq, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Somalia, and dozens of other countries.

Dense belts of landmines were laid by the Rhodesian army along the country’s borders with Mozambique and Zambia during the Liberation War in the s. Now, nearly 40 years on from independence, these unfenced minefields have killed or injured. Landmines in Mozambique: After the Floods By Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch Paper prepared for Conference on Mozambique After the Floods Tuesday, 28 MarchWashington DC.

Mozambique will be hosting the Fourth International NGO Conference on Landmines in Maputo in February Mozambique is located in southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania, with a coastline on the Indian Ocean that is about twice the length of the California coastline.

“The anti-landmine movement has been supported by famous people like Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie and others, and this has brought a tremendously helpful spotlight on the issue. Historical description A landmine is 'munition placed under, or near the ground or other surface area and designed to be exploded by the presence, or proximity of a person or vehicle.

caused by landmines in Mozambique--not only to the many civilian victims, but also to the socioeconomic well-being of the nation--is undeniable and appalling. Clearance of mines will take many. One of the most beautiful and fertile countries in the world, Mozambique’s post-independence period ( – ) has been blighted by a vicious guerilla war between the FRELIMO and RENAMO movements.

As elsewhere in Africa, cheap landmines formed part of the arsenal, and even though peace finally dawned inthe landmines remain. The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor recorded over 7, casualties caused by mines inand at least two people clearing mines in.

A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.

Such a device is typically detonated automatically by way of pressure when a target steps on it or drives over it, although other detonation mechanisms are also sometimes used.

Many citizens work abroad in South African mines. Mozambique's industrial sector includes the processing of raw materials (mostly food, cotton, and tobacco) and the production of chemical fertilizer, aluminum, petroleum products, textiles, glass, and asbestos.Under the treaty roughly half of the world's stockpiled land mines have been destroyed, though national compliance with the treaty was typically slower than required, and more than 25 nations once affected by land mines were considered to have been cleared.

Insome 6, people were killed or injured by land mines.The Lancet Articles Deaths and injuries caused by land mines in Mozambique Alberto Ascherio MD a Robin Biellik Dr PH b A.

Epstein RN * c * Correspondence to: Dr Paul R Epstein, Physicians for Human Rights, Boylston Street, SuiteBoston, MAUSA G. Snetro MPH d S. Gloyd MD e B. Ayotte BA f P.R. Epstein MD g a Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, U.S.A. b World .