Landmines: Legacy of Conflict: A Manual for Development Workers

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 86 pages
Written for development and emergency workers in mine-affected countries, and for policy-makers and planners. Presents an overview of the problems caused by landmines. Describes the most common types of mines and how they are deployed. Provides practical guidance and advice to field workers; in particular, how to recognize and avoid hazardous areas. Appendices: simplified account of the operation of mines for the non-expert; statements on landmines by humanitarian organizations; and mine-protection on project vehicles. Black and white photos. Index.
 

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Page 80 - NGOs (Handicap International, Human Rights Watch, Medico International, Mines Advisory Group, Physicians for Human Rights and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation...
Page 80 - The joint call was for: An international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer or export of antipersonnel mines...
Page 22 - ... of sowing all this [airborne scatterable mines] if you're going to move through it next week or next month?... I know of no situation in the Korean War, nor in the five years I served in Southeast Asia, nor in Panama, nor in Desert Shield-Desert Storm where our use of mine warfare truly channelized the enemy and brought them into a destructive pattern.... In the broader sense, I'm not aware of any operational advantage from broad deployment of mines....
Page 79 - I prohibits the use of any weapons 'the primary effect of which is to injure by fragments which in the human body escape...
Page 78 - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Save the Children Alliance, Lutheran World Federation, Oxfam...
Page 23 - ... 7. In his memoir of service in Vietnam, Tobias Wolff writes, "You could never have too many mines. Fifty thousand wouldn't have been too many for me. Given the chance, I'd have lived smack in the middle of a minefield twenty miles wide" (1994, 17). 8. See especially McGrath 1994, 126 and app. 3. "In some areas virtually all mountain grazing land was remotely mined and the whole agricultural infrastructure brought to a halt by the widespread mining
Page 80 - HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, MEDICO INTERNATIONAL, MINES ADVISORY GROUP, PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS and VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION have come together to issue A JOINT CALL TO BAN ANTIPERSONNEL LANDMINES Whereas antipersonnel mines that detonate on contact are indiscriminate weapons that remain hidden and lethal long after the end of a conflict; and Whereas antipersonnel mines have killed or mutilated tens of thousands of civilians and rendered large tracts of agricultural...
Page iv - My request is not unreasonable, " he said For you half of my load would be child's play.
Page 74 - provided training to the armed forces of the Cambodian non-communist resistance from 1983 to 1989.
Page 2 - The deaths and injuries caused to innocent people, and the denial of ground for agricultural and other civilian purposes as a result of the presence of mines, makes it inevitable that the aid community must face up to the issue.

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