In 2010 our mine detector went off 64,000 times. Only 1 in every 100 or so hits turned up a mine. But as you well know...we had to dig up all the shrapnel.
For children who survive mine accidents, the physical injuries are usually more extensive than in adults because of their size; their economic prospects are bleaker than for adult victims and the emotional trauma goes very deep.
As of September 2010, 66 states, as well as seven areas not internationally recognized, were confirmed or suspected to be mine-affected
Two-thirds of recent victims were engaged in herding and farming at the time of the incident
Data shows that civilians are significantly more likely to be killed by an antivehicle mine blast than are military and security personnel.