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200,000 Afghans have been killed in landmine accidents

28 Oct 2001

According to the UN, 200,000 Afghans have been killed in landmine accidents over the last decade and 400,000 disabled by unexploded and buried shells. US has been sending out radio transmissions into Afghanistan telling people how to differentiate between cluster bombs and food drops, since both are colored yellow. The United Nations Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan is scrambling to train most of its 4,700 employees to handle the controversial cluster bombs. (AP)

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia was formed in 1993 to combat rising religious intolerance in South Asia and to campaign for peace and justice in the region. We are committed to working towards a just, non-violent resolution of the crisis we are currently living through. If you are interested in joining us in this work, please call 617-983-3934 or e-mail info@alliancesouthasia.org

30 Sep 2005

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