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Nairobi summit opens with call for action for landmine survivors

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1306
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. Nairobi

    The largest ever gathering of survivors of landmines this week called on states to solidify their commitment to the implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty of 1997 and to work towards greater help for people with disabilities.

    The 40 survivors, from 33 countries, were attending a landmine survivors meeting, which was part of the Nairobi summit on a mine free world, which opened in Kenya on Sunday.

    Ken Rutherford, cofounder of the Landmine Survivors Network, pointed out, “The mine ban treaty aimed at the full social and economic reintegration of landmines survivors but this will only …

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