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S Sudan struggles to remove landmines

Weapon poses serious threat in African country even as daily civilian fatalities around the world continue to fall.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2012 14:08

Landmines kill an average of 12 civilians every day. This is a considerable improvement from 10 years ago, when mines claimed around 32 lives every day.

But despite the improvement, the weapons still pose a serious risk to many people around the world, with South Sudan having among the highest number of landmines in the world.

Al Jazeera's Anna Cavell reports from South Sudan.

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