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Number of land mine victims in Kosovo is high

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 14 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:450
  1. E G Krug, medical officer (,
  2. A A Gjini, medical officer
  1. Violence and Injury Prevention, Department for Disability, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Social Change and Mental Health, World Health Organisation, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
  2. World Health Organisation, Pristina, Kosovo

    EDITOR—On 9 June 1999, the governments of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and of the Republic of Serbia signed a military technical agreement with the NATO-led international security force (KFOR) concerning the situation in Kosovo. During the following four weeks more than 650 000 Kosovar refugees returned home. The number of people with fatal and non-fatal injuries caused by antipersonnel mines needs to be determined to plan mine awareness and demining campaigns accordingly.

    On 7-14 July 1999, the World Health Organisation conducted an assessment to determine …

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