Fifteen years after the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty, landmines continue to negatively impact global public health. Recent estimates attribute 11–12 daily casualties to landmines and explosive remnants of war. The majority of these casualties are civilians. Children are disproportionately affected by landmine injuries. In this report, we examine the case and recovery of a child severely injured in a 1982 Golan Heights landmine accident, illustrating the danger landmines pose to civilians and their long-term health implications.
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