There’s a hidden problem in the world, both literally and figuratively, that something as deadly as a land mine can be overlooked and forgotten because it’s out of sight. Although the developed world seems to have been mostly cleared of this problem, its deadly and mutilating effects are constantly experienced by civilians in over 60 nations. The numbers seem daunting, with more than a 100 million live land mines worldwide and nearly a billion people at risk, but humanity always invents solutions to problems and especially to problems that we have put in place. In a collective and humanitarian effort we can defuse this hazard, which will enable the land to become useful again. There are land mines where farms ought to be; there are land mines where sports fields and parks ought to be; there are land mines where educational and medical facilities ought to be.
With the current technology, as employed by NATO forces, land mines around the globe can be cleared in 1100 years. The Mine Kafon Foundation wants to reduce this period into 10 years.