Every year landmines kill or injure an estimated 24,000 people. The majority of these victims suffer long-term injuries, including the loss of a limb, a physical disability, post-traumatic stress disorder or permanent internal injuries due to shrapnel. Life for landmine victims is never the same, as they require treatment for more than just physical injuries. Many victims need psychological assistance and help finding their place in society, since landmine victims are often ostracized by society. Recovering from a landmine explosion is a life-long process. Clear Path International recognizes the need for landmine-survivor assistance and has taken great strides to help these victims.
"Profile: Clear Path International,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 14
, Article 24.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol14/iss2/24