|Volume 2 Issue 7| August 2007|
Twelve year-old Saroeun plays handball with one hand. He lost his right hand in a landmine explosion when he was only six years old.
Nineteen year-old Hoe lost one of his legs and the sight in both eyes in a multi-explosion nine years ago while grazing his cattle in a field.
An unchecked number of landmines remain in the ground throughout the world despite the ratification of an international treaty banning landmines in 1997.
Worldwide, landmines and other unexploded devices claim 18,000 new victims each year, maiming both civilians and soldiers.
The resulting injuries affect not only the victims, but place a strain on their families as well as medical and societal resources.
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