[QODLink]
Asia-pacific
Myanmar's landmine legacy
Country's border areas are littered with landmines that often maim and kill both rebels and civilians.
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 09:57

Myanmar is home to one of the highest concentrations of landmines in the world.

The area along the country's border with Thailand has been home to an ethnic Karin rebel group for years, and the government has laid a number of mines there in response to the rebellion.

Many victims of the mines, however, are civilians. And, unable to get sufficient treatment in the area, they are forced to cross the border into Thailand seeking medical care.

Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa reports from Mae Sot, on the Thai side of the border.

92

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.
A groundbreaking study from Johns Hopkins University shows that for big segments of the US population it is.
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.
A new book looks at Himalayan nation's decades of political change and difficult transition from monarchy to democracy.
join our mailing list