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  • A Day with Afghan Deminers

    Afghanistan

    In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the country. Watch a day in the life of Afghan deminers who safeguard people from accidents, while risking their own lives. 

  • A day with a humanitarian deminer in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    A portrait of an Afghan humanitarian deminer Sayed Mohammad, who safeguards the people in his village outside Kabul, from accidents caused by explosive hazards.

  • Jeremy Renner in Afghanistan with the United Nations (UNMAS)

    Afghanistan

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    The actor Jeremy Renner visited Afghanistan to shine a light on the efforts of the United Nations to remove landmines from the war-scarred country. Mr. Renner toured UN demining projects in Kabul, Bamyan and Bagram, took part in a mine risk education session with high school students, spoke with survivors of explosions and even ventured onto a minefield.

  • UN through the Lens: Combating the Scourge of Landmines in Afghan

    Afghanistan

    More than one million people in Afghanistan are affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Another forty people are killed or injured every month.  In February 2011, Photographer Marco Grob went to Afghanistan to support the work of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

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    UNMAS was first established in 2004, in what is now South Sudan. UNMAS undertakes clearance tasks, both manual and...

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