Health & Environmental

Mozambique destroyed its last landmine. That’s a victory for food security

“Last week, deminers in Mozambique detonated the country’s last-known landmine. It took 22 years to rid them all, more than 200,000 total. Decades of conflict had ruptured the country, with a 10-year fight for independence from Portugal, followed by 15 years of civil war. By the end, in 1992, more than a million people had been killed, 5 million displaced, and half the country contaminated with mines. That final blast last week marked a victory for 27 million Mozambicans—and a hope for hundreds of millions more worldwide who live in the lingering shadow of war.”

Source: Mozambique destroyed its last landmine. That’s a victory for food security. | UN Dispatch

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