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Reference : V-P-CD-E-01964
Date : 03/11/2013
Caption : Near the city of Kisangani, military campground. A mine-clearing expert is training with a brandnew mine-clearing machine. Soon he will support his deminer colleagues in Mukuwanyama.
Photographer : MAYER, Till
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The support in Mukuwanyama is a big task for him as the landscape with forests and rivers is particularly challenging.

In Mukuwanyama, between 1996 and 1997, an unknown number of landmines were laid during fightings. So far, six villagers stepped on landmines. Four of them died on the spot, close to their own houses.

A team of mine-clearing experts has now the task to clear a 30.000 square meters area. So far eight mines have been deleted by Handicap International deminers and 1813 square meters are now safe again. From the beginning of 2014 a dog unit (with 3 dogs and one dogleader) and a special machine should support the deminers in Mukuwanyama. Besides mines, the Handicap International deminers team also found ammunition, hand grenades and mortar grenades.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2470x1630
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour