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Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance
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Introduction 1. An Introduction to Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance The Development of landmines Landmines - the problem recognised Characteristics of modern landmines Unexploded ordnance - garbage of war Landmines by another name - submunitions What is a minefield? 2. Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance - Post-Conflict Impact Direct impact Indirect impact 3. The Survey Process Mine and UXO eradication - a task for the military? Eradicating landmines and unexploded ordnance - responding logically The basics - chickens and eggs The survey process 4. Eradicating Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance Physical eradication of landmines and UXO - the process Minefield reduction Minefield marking Battle area clearance (BAC) Quality assurance Accidents - being prepared Insurance for demining operations 5. Responding to the needs of mine-affected communities Mine victims - some observations Community mine awareness - a lesson too far? The real challenge - responding to the victims of war A future for war victims Notes Resources Index

About the Author

Rae McGrath is a Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate for his work as co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. He was instrumental in the establishment of the first wide-scale United Nations mine clearance operations in Afghanistan, is the founder and former director of the international demining NGO Mines Advisory Group. He is the author of Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (Pluto Press, 2000).

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'If the scourge of landmines is ever eradicated, much of the credit must go to Rae McGrath; and this meticulous principled book reminds us why.' --John Pilger 'Landmines and unexploded ordnance continue to kill, maim and impoverish innocent civilians in many of the world's poorest countries. Rae McGrath's authoritative book is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to understand the impact of these persistent killers, and how best to respond to them.' --Richard Lloyd, UK Working Group on Landmines
'If the scourge of landmines is ever eradicated, much of the credit must go to Rae McGrath; and this meticulous principled book reminds us why.' --John Pilger 'Landmines and unexploded ordnance continue to kill, maim and impoverish innocent civilians in many of the world's poorest countries. Rae McGrath's authoritative book is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to understand the impact of these persistent killers, and how best to respond to them.' --Richard Lloyd, UK Working Group on Landmines

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