In 1989, Sen. Patrick Leahy started a fund to get medical aid to victims of land mines. There are an estimated 100 million unexploded land mines in over 60 countries, where they kill or maim an estimated 26,000 people each year. Vast areas of countries like Cambodia, Bosnia and Angola have become death traps.
"Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 26.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss3/26