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Thursday, June 19, 2003

:: Unexploded bombs + landmines in Iraq ::
According to the Mines Advisory Group "Dozens of children are being killed by mines and unexploded bombs in Iraq every day."

In one week the main hospital in Kirkuk, northern Iraq received 52 killed and 63 injured as a result of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

The real figures are likely to be much higher as many deaths are not recorded and there is no death registration system.

Landmine Action is now calling for new international laws which would force combatants to clean up their unexploded ordnance after the fighting is over...

If you wish, you can sign their petition here...