Burma/Myanmar: The Landmine Tragedy
Burma/Myanmar: The World's Least Known Landmine Tragedy. An exhibition by Giovanni Diffidenti.

Burma, or Myanmar, is home to one of the world's longest running civil wars. Conflict has occurred since the country gained independence in 1947.

Mine warfare has been a feature of the conflict throughout that time.

Mines are used by both the Armed Forces and by the militias associated with many of the countries ethnic groups.

No one knows how many people have been killed or maimed by mines in that time.

This photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the lives of a few of those who survived their mine injury and now live tenuous lives near the border with Thailand.

All photos © Giovanni Diffidenti / di+ onlus
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