Quotes About Landmines
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"Life is about making choices: you can either spend three quid on a glossy magazine or you can spend it clearing three square metres of minefield and help give people their lives back. As simple as that."
"The statistics of mines that need clearance are staggering but the truth is it's a challenge that is absolutely doable."
"A mine-free world does not need to be a dream - together, we can make it a reality."
"Go on... make a difference."
"We must fight to prevent our leaders taking us into further wars, but we must also try to mend the damage that results from these acts of aggression."
"Landmines are among the most barbaric weapons of war, because they continue to kill and maim innocent people long after the war itself has ended. Also, fear of them keeps people off the land, and thus prevents them from growing food."
"... the long-lasting humanitarian impact of these inhuman weapons continues to deny communities the opportunity to rebuild long after the end of the conflicts."
Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General
"When a war is over I think it's a cowardly thing to leave the war behind you in minefields that hit women and children and the most vulnerable. Imagine the war is finished and you go to work and there are snipers shooting at you. Imagine taking your kids to the beach and you find that the beach is blowing up beneath you. Like there's nowhere safe."
"It's hard to see how anyone can fail to care about innocent children and animals being blown up by landmines."
"Every day women and children are killed and maimed by landmines long after wars are over."