Iraq: The deadly legacy of decades of conflict
Decades of conflict has left northern Iraq littered with landmines and unexploded bombs. As long as the explosives remain, lives are at risk every day. Whether the mines are decades old or date from more recent conflicts, each one is powerful enough to take a life in a brutal instant.
The only solution is to clear the land, mine by mine, bomb by bomb.
But with 210 square kilometres of land still contaminated with landmines and unexploded bombs, lives and livelihoods remain at risk. We need to clear this threat before its too late. Every mine cleared in a life saved.