15 November 2021

Deaths from landmines are on the rise – and clearing them all will take decades

Dr Sam Clarke tells The Conversation how research at the University of Sheffield has been looking at quantifying how the soil around landmines changes how deadly they are.

CIV Sam Clarke

Nearly a quarter of a century after most of the world signed a convention outlawing the use of antipersonnel landmines, the number of people being killed or maimed by these insidious and lethal weapons remains high – and rising. 

Dr Sam Clarke from the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering has been talking to The Conversation about where the problems with landmines and other unexploded munitions are the worst and why the problem is taking so long to remedy.

Read the article on The Conversation

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