We want to start by thanking you. It is only through the support of our donors that we are able to accomplish our lifesaving work.
Thanks to our donors, we assisted over 1.7 million people in 19 countries and territories in 2016. 395,000 landmines and unexploded ordnance were located and destroyed and 18,000 acres of land made safe.
61% the safe land returned is now being used for agriculture. By making land safe from mines and other explosive items, our work together has direct economic benefit for vulnerable communities.
In Cambodia, additional income from crops grown on cleared land can exceed the cost of clearance within three years and continue to benefit communities year after year.
For example, pictured here is Sopha’s latest harvest from her garden in the village of Tonle Sa in Cambodia. Mine clearance in her village has benefited 536 people who can now walk and plant seeds in safety.
Thank you for your support in 2016. We look forward to continuing our important work together.
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