How Tragedy Led a Soldier to Devote His Life to Demining Korea


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(NK News) South Korean media reports North Korea planting landmines along roads to South Korea, raising border tension concerns. Kim Ki-ho, a former military officer, turned activist after witnessing a colleague lose both legs to a landmine. Despite challenges, Kim remains committed to clearing the estimated 3 million mines across the peninsula. He emphasizes urgent action needed due to North Korea's policy shifts and heightened risks. 

With North Korea's recent policy shifts and the heightened risk of landmine-related accidents, Kim emphasizes the urgent need for systematic efforts to address the issue. Despite limited support and advancing age, Kim sees his work as a calling, driven by a sense of purpose and duty to save lives through mine clearance.

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Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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