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Landmine awareness day – Lend your Leg campaign

Landmine awareness day – Lend your Leg campaign


The United Nations estimates that more than one million people have been killed or injured by landmines in the past 30 years.

April 4 is landmine awareness day and the Lift Your Leg campaign wants everyone to get into the act by rolling up their pant leg to bring awareness to the problem.

Although landmine injuries have declined dramatically, by as much as 75 percent from 1996 to 2010, it is thought that 110 million active landmines are still scattered across the globe in 68 different countries.

Worldwide, the productivity costs associated with landmine and small arms violence have been estimated as high as US$163 billion a year.

Julie Walker spoke with Justin Brady, Chief of Policy, United Nations Mine Action Service,  about the problem of landmines in the world.

Duration: 3'55"