English 1010-0 19
1 November 2013
Topic: The Dangers of Minefields
Section #1: Scholarly Sources
Courtright, Paul. “Landmine Injury.” Community Eye Health 11.25 (1998): 16-. Print.
This rather short article is about the injuries that land mines can cause. The article is also about, Mr. Hernando Fabiao, a farmer from Mozambique in 1997 who was injured in a landmine accident right outside of his farm. The article shows a picture of a Mr. Hernado Fabiao with an injury he received due to a landmine accident. The article states he step on a mine outside his home. Mr. Hernado Fabaio was lucky he did not lose a leg, but he had a right eye injury, chest injuries, and arm injuries. The article states that Mr. Fabiao had vision problems in the left eye from the blast from the mine. He and his village had begged his government to remove the mines. There were also mines located in the school yard where children play. According to the article, the area had not yet been de-mined. Mr. Fabiao let his picture be taken to be used for demining the areas.
“He and his community have been begging the government for assistance in removing the mines, but due to the huge number of mines in Mozambique (about 1 million) their area has not been de-mined, as yet.” (17-22.)
“Hernando explained that there are quite a few mines scattered around his village, some visible next to the school play area” (13-16).
“International Day for Mine Awareness Today.” Busines
This relatively short article is about the United Nations’ international day for land mine awareness around the world. The first mine awareness day was on April 4, 2013 and will continue every year from that point. There are many events that took place on that day that have activities to help spread awareness such as photo exhibit, press conferences, film screenings, educational displays, and community chats. The day aims to raise awareness and education about land mines. The article uses a term “Mine action” that means clearing mines. The article also states that the day aims to fence of areas with mines (line 8).The day also is about assisting with injuries and what to do when around a land mine in your area. It is also a day for advocating universal participated in international peace treaties. The article concludes by saying the day is meant to spread the word that land mines need to be cleared.
“Activities for these awareness-raising events include photo exhibits, press conferences, film screenings, educational displays and community chats” (Lines 4-5).
“‘Mine action’ refers to a range of efforts to clear landmines and explosive remnants of war and to mark and fence off dangerous areas” (Lines 8-9).
Williams, Jody. “Mission Accomplished.” The Unesco Courier 51.Oct 1998 (1998): 35. Print.
This article written in 1998 starts off with results of 121 countries signing the Ottawa peace treaties. The articles then flashes back to when a handful of non-governmental organizations tried to come together and take land mines out of arsenals. The article states that Handicap International, Human Rights Watch, Medico International, Mines Advisory Group, and Physicians for Human Rights and Vietnam Veterans of America foundation came together in 1992 to form the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The article states how ICBL gained more followers in six years through a loose structure. The article states that ICBL’s goal was to grow, and become diversified to represent many nations. The ICBL wanted to stop the production of landmines. The article concludes with stating 28 states, more than half the number needed, have deposited their instruments of ratification to the United Nations, and six other governments have finalized and just have to deposit the ratification (38-40).
“Because the lowly landmine has been in widespread use by most fighting forces in the…