Towards cost-effective de-mining: An evaluation of experiences and techniques

"It is well-known that Africa is the continent most severely affected by landmines and that long after the end of hostilities, when heavy armaments have been decommissioned, contained or destroyed and media attention has moved elsewhere, civilians in the former conflict zones continue to run the gauntlet of a deadly enemy; the landmine. The countries most contaminated by landmines are located in the developing world, and they lack the resources to respond to the medical, social, economic and environmental consequences caused by landmines.Because effects of landmines are felt at all levels of society it is certainly of utmost importance that this issue of de-mining should be addressed in the most cost effective manner."