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Abstract

A girl at the back of the bombed-out classroom was busy examining her newly fitted artificial leg. One boy had lost his right hand and left eye and was showing a dummy landmine to his classmates. Today they were learning about the dangers of mines. Scanning the classroom in the devastated old city of Kabul, Afghanistan, it seemed to me that the mine-awareness teachers were preaching to children already so familiar with living in the heaviest mined city in the world.

 

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