Project to clear landmines in Vietnam

By HistoryNet
4/19/2013 • HistoryNet

In Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, 83% of the land is still riddled with unexploded weapons and landmines leftover from the war. Farmers tending their fields, children playing outside, oxen and other animals—all are at risk of stepping in the wrong place with tragic results.

Today a group is raising money to help clear 222 acres of these dangerous leftovers from war. The TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign is a pilot project that 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,

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