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From Victims to Activists

Mines and explosive remnants of war contaminate a huge portion of Egypt’s Western Desert, affecting an area of about 2,680 square kilometres stretching from Alexandria to the Libyan border and 30 kilometres deep from the Mediterranean coastline. Only a small portion of mined areas are mapped or markmore


Landmine victims or agents of change: The story of an empowered woman

After her husband’s landmine accident 20 years ago, Haja Najia’s life changed dramatically. At the age of 56, Haja Najia is the main bread winner of a 10-person family. The family lives a few kilometers away from the city center of Matrouh governorate, near the North West coast. In Matrouh, it is ramore


Al Jazeera World Documentary: The Curse of the Sands

  After 70 years, mines keep maiming and killing in the deserts of northern Egypt.   Filmmakers: Cristina Bocchialini and Ayman El Gazwy Original music: Andrea Banaudi   In an area 100 kilometer west of Alexandria in northern Egypt lies the famous region of el-Alamein – scene of a migmore

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