The Women Ridding Sri Lanka of Mines

Sri Lanka Mines
Russell Watkins / Department for International Development

Lives and Livelihoods
This used to be a productive paddy field. But until the various hidden landmines are identified and removed, the community in Thunnukai can't work here. Jalini and her fellow de-miners have already found a dozen mines in this field alone, and believe there are some more. Across the north of Sri Lanka, an unknown number of land mines litter the once productive landscape, threatening lives and livelihoods.

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