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To Walk the Earth in Safety 2019


 

SUMMARY: Imagine living with your family beside a field of landmines that stretched for miles. During Zimbabwe’s Liberation War of the 1970s, the Rhodesian Army laid massive fields of landmines to prevent guerrilla fighters from entering the country. Forty years later, these hidden hazards continue to injure and kill local residents as they go about their daily lives: farming, gathering water, even walking to school. I recently returned from a visit to the Burma Valley in eastern Zimbabwe, a lush area near the city of Mutare where we saw firsthand how U.S. support helps one community live safely and make productive use of its land.


 Read more on the U.S. Department of State's blog.

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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