Landmines are indiscriminate weapons, wounding and killing not only soldiers but women and children as well. Although hostilities may cease, landmines continue to maim and kill 500 victims a week, the equivalent of 26,000 additional disabled persons each year. There are at least 250,000 landmine-disabled people in the world, and the number continues to grow.
"Central America Landmine Survivors: The Need for Action in Nicaragua,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 24.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss2/24