Landmines are not like every other weapon. They are the only weapons activated by the victim. They became a central element of control to limit the access to Colombian territories. With more than 11,700 people injured or dead, Colombia ranks second in the world for landmine victims after Afghanistan. And it’s not over. In 2018, there was a 300% increase of landmine victims compared to the previous year.
—The peace agreement has generated new opportunities to clear landmine in the country, in part by improving access to previously inaccessible areas and by increasing funding. Even though it is far from being done, clearing landmines is essential to give back access to the land. It is the baseline for hope of a collective reparation.