UNOCHA :MYANMAR: Landmines take toll on livelihoods in east, 10 October 2011

Article highlights the dangers of gathering forest products for residents of Shwegyin in Eastern Bago Division, and reports that up to 40 incidents happen per two-month season when ginko nuts are harvested in July-August. The article also reports that new landmine use has been taking place in Kachin state since June 2011. Two mine injured people informed IRIN of the difficulties they have faced since their landmine injury in terms of pursuing a livelihood.


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