Stories/Essays: Life After Landmines
The people of Cambodia have faced a vicious and indiscriminant killer since the onset of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in 1975. The proliferation of land mines in Cambodia was one of the worst in the world. Even today with extensive demining activity through out the country an estimated eight to ten million land mine and UXO (unexploded ordinance) devises remain waiting silently for their victim.
The number of casualties from land mines has greatly decreased in the last decade, but 2004 saw a frightening upswing in the number of victims whose lives were forever changed in a flash of light.
- February 2005