It is estimated that about 70 million AP landmines are deployed worldwide, slowing down the economic recovery of war torn countries and causing indiscriminate injuries to returning civilian populations long after the end of a conflict. Several military and non-military organizations are currently engaged in mine clearance, either in support of peacekeeping operations or for humanitarian demining.
Islam, S.; Makris, Aris; and Bergeron, Denis
"The Spider Boot: An Effective Foot Protection System Against Anti-Personnel Mine Blasts,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss2/7