In 2014, over 140 countries pledged to clear their borders of landmines by 2025, agreeing to ‘finish the job’. Despite this commitment, the world is not on track to be free from landmines. Conflict and violence are still pervasive, and new explosive threats continue to endanger civilians.
Every year, we remove hundreds of thousands of explosives, making land safe and helping families achieve a future free from danger and fear. By 2025, we hope to make thousands of more families completely safe from landmines.
But we cannot do it alone. 2025 may still be five years away, but your support is needed now more than ever. Together, we can help people like Seang who still lives with the consequences of landmines laid decades ago.
Landmines Threaten Lives and Perpetuate Poverty
After retiring from the military, Seang and his family moved to Ba Huy Khmer Tboung village, just near the Thai border. Little did they know that their new home was surrounded by thousands of landmines, leftover from the country’s brutal conflict throughout the 70s and 80s. For Seang, a future free from landmines and explosives can make a world of difference.
Seang, Ba Huy Khmer Tboung village, Cambodia
With few jobs in the area, families have little choice but to venture to the village’s outskirts to forage for items to sell, such as crabs and mushrooms. In doing so, they jeopardize their safety walking amongst the area’s hidden landmines. In fact, Seang’s neighbour was badly hurt in an accident involving a landmine.
Families shouldn’t have to risk their lives to make a living. And with your support, they won’t have to. We can give Seang and families across the world a future they deserve, free from fear. The journey to landmine free communities by 2025 must start here, now and with you.