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'There Was A Massive Explosion' - A Landmine Survivor's Story
Kaw Ye Ung stood on a landmine in Myanmar when he was 16. “I went into the bushes to go to the toilet and there was a massive explosion,” he said, “I did not know there were mines there.”
Ung lost both of his legs in the tragic accident, but has a very positive outlook on life:
“I have a tricycle, which makes me mobile, allowing me to travel around the village. The Government and the UN helped me with training and tools, and now I repair televisions for a living.”
In Kayah State, Myanmar, a child's ability to correctly identify a landmine or other explosive weapon could save his or her life.
Thirty-year old farmer Thein Zaw lives in Salaung, a village of around 250 people on Myanmar’s border with Thailand.
MAG is equipping local organisations in Myanmar with the knowledge and practical tools to deliver lifesaving Mine Risk Education in landmine-contaminated communities.
Thanks to funding from the US State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, MAG is training six youth Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to carry out Mine Risk Education (MRE) in the landmine-riddled Kayah State.
For an idea of the extent of Myanmar’s landmine problem, consider the following:
• More than five million people are suspected of living in areas contaminated by landmines.
• Myanmar has the sad distinction of being the only country in which landmines have been used every year since the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty came into force.
• The latest report on the issue showed that the conflict-affected state was one of only two places in the world where the government and non-state actors laid mines during 2012/13.