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Landmine casualties are falling, but the wounded need more help

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1256
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. Nairobi

    The number of reported casualties from landmines in 2003 fell in most countries affected by mines and fell significantly in some heavily mined countries, a new report from the international Campaign to Ban Landmines says. The total number of reported casualties fell from 8333 in 2002 to 8065 in 2003, though the real figure, including unreported cases, is thought to be much higher.

    As campaigners and government representatives gather in Nairobi for a conference next week to review the effect of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on Landmines, activists report significant progress but say that more needs to be done to …

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