How landmines prevent Iraq’s displaced people from returning home
Even though the war ended five years ago, moving back to their village is not an option for the thousands of other Iraqis living in camps.
With several million pieces of mines and explosives lying under the rubble and soil across Iraq, many internally displaced people prefer living in camps to returning home.
Scattered across almost every corner of Iraq are millions of landmines, buried in the farms, roads and fields.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines classifies Iraq as the world’s most contaminated country with mines.