Dropci is a tiny, devastated, and currently empty community of family farmers in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia. Its people are still refugees from the war, as the land is strewn with landmines, booby traps and unexploded ordnance. Monterey County, Calif., is known as the "Salad Bowl of the World" for its agricultural abundance, the "Golfing Capital of the World," and the site of the spectacular Big Sur coastline. Dropci and Monterey County are worlds apart. What is the cord that binds these two communities? The Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign, a program coordinated by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) to raise funds for landmine clearance and to raise awareness about the global land mine crisis. The UNA Monterey Bay Chapter was among the first groups to consider working with UNA-USA to raise funds to sponsor demining efforts overseas.
"The Ambitious Challenge of Adopting a Mine Field,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 4
, Article 18.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/18