UNICEF started mine-awareness activities in Kosovo February 1998. At that time the threat was perceived to be the result of the indiscriminate planting of landmines. The high rate of injuries among children and youth indicated UNICEF's need to target children and their parents. Children and youth are especially at risk because of their natural inquisitiveness and risk-taking behaviors.
Busé, Margaret S.
"Reducing the Threat of Landmines for Kosovo's Children,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/7