Kayah Landmine Clearers Working With Pliers and Bare Hands


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(Frontier Myanmar) Six men prod and poke at dense undergrowth in eastern Myanmar with rakes and hoes – not farmers, but a resistance unit clearing deadly landmines from the war raging between the junta and pro-democracy fighters.

A mine is spotted and one man lifts a mud-caked, palm-sized device from the earth with his bare hands and passes it to a comrade who deactivates it – with an ordinary pair of pliers.

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Published: Friday, September 1, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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