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This is a huge issue in Indochina.  Millions of land mines remain in Cambodia and Vietnam.  Every twenty minutes, somebody in the world steps on a land mine; every third person will die.  The others will likely lose more than one limb.  Please watch this campaign video by the UN.  It’s a bit disturbing, but will illustrate to you the reality of this issue that people around the world are living with every day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXVCYQ1qix8

Get involved in organisations that are working to get rid of these hideous weapons!

http://www.landmine-relief-fund.com/

For the record, China and some other Asian states have not signed the Ottawa Treaty – they haven’t outlawed the use of land mines.  This isn’t a specifically Asian problem though.  Look it up!

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