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Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Stuff We Like

Clearing landmines from Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

By Armchair General

Wars can continue to kill long after hostilities cease.

In Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, 83% of the land is still riddled with unexploded weapons and landmines left over from the war. This unexploded ordinance is a threat to all who live and work there. Farmers, children, animals—all are at risk of stepping in the wrong place with tragic results.

To help clear this lethal legacy of war from 222 acres, the TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign, a pilot project, is raising funds on behalf of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based, humanitarian de-mining organization that has been clearing land in Quang Tri Province for the past 18 years.

If you would like to learn more and perhaps donate to this cause, visit the Website,