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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Land mines in the Balkans
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Some 11 countries in Europe (Western, Central Europe and the Balkans) are affected by anti-personnel mines. Several Balkan countries are severely affected as a result of the recent armed conflicts. However, the long-term legacy of anti-personnel mine contamination is also apparent in this region, where some countries are still removing anti-personnel mines laid during the Second World War.