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Samedi 4 octobre 2003 : 9èmes Pyramides de Chaussures contre les Mines

Dans 30 villes de France de 10h à 19h

Social costs of landmines in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Mozambique

  • One household in 20 reported a land mine victim, a third of these dying in the blast.
  • One in ten of the 2100 land mine victims encountered was a child.
  • Without mines, agricultural production could increase by 88-200% in Afghanistan, 11% in Bosnia, 135% in Cambodia and 3.6% in Mozambique.

Le drame des mines antipersonnel

Landmine Monitor Report 2003 : Cambodia

In 2002, 834 new landmine and UXO casualties were reported in Cambodia: 145 people were killed and 689 injured; 506 were men, 52 were women and 276 were children; 817 were civilians. Of the total casualties, 212 people (25 percent) required an amputation. Landmines caused 363 casualties (44 percent), while 471 casualties (56 percent) were caused by UXO; however, 87 percent of the children were killed or injured by UXO.

The vast majority of civilian mine casualties (95 percent) were engaged in daily livelihood activities or traveling at the time of the incident; whereas 56 percent of the UXO casualties were caused by tampering.

Mine incidents occurred in forests (56 percent), on paths or roads (12 percent), in rice fields (8 percent), on mountains (6 percent), in villages (5 percent), in fields (5 percent), near rivers (4 percent), near military bases (3 percent), and other areas (1 percent). The majority of UXO incidents were in villages (40 percent), in rice fields (15 percent), near rivers (14 percent), or in forests (13 percent).

La guerre civile a cessé en 1993 au Cambodge ; dix ans après on compte encore plus de deux victimes par jour, malgré une série de campagnes de déminage parmi les plus importantes au monde.

Les enfants ont des chances accrues de décéder suite à l’explosion : leurs organes vitaux sont plus proches du sol et de l’origine de la déflagration.

Les Etats Voyous : Pays producteurs de mines en 2001

Chine, Corée du Nord (République populaire démocratique de), Corée du Sud (République de), Cuba, Egypte, Etats-Unis d’Amérique, Iran, Iraq, Inde, Myanmar (Birmanie), Pakistan, Russie (Fédération de), Singapour, Vietnam.

Agir

Samedi, venez déposer des paires de chaussures sur la Pyramide près de chez vous. Place du Trocadéro à Paris.

Ces chaussures amoncelées, inutiles, symbolisent la dévastation, les membres arrachés ou les vies fauchées par milliers. Elles rappelleront aussi l’exigence faite à tous les pays, et à la France en particulier, de mettre un terme à ce massacre programmé, par un financement du déminage à la hauteur du défi. (Communiqué de presse)

Signez la pétition

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