As a result of years of conflict in the Balkans, countless landmines have been laid in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. Bosnia-Herzegovina's landmine problem is severe, with an estimated 750,000 landmines and an undetermined quantity of unexploded ordnance infesting some 186 square miles of land. These hidden killers have killed and maimed hundreds, vastly impeded the return of refugees to their homes and hindered international efforts to help people in the region.
"The U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program in the Balkans,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 4
, Article 38.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/38