Requina Jimu lost her leg in 1987 to a land mine laid by Rhodesian forces at the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border in the 1970s. Her husband was killed by a land mine a year later. “Everything changed when I lost my leg,” she said. “Now I am a beggar.”
Maputo, Mozambique, is hosting the third review conference of the mine ban this week, which will also coincide with the 15th anniversary of the treaty coming into force. In the lead-up to this conference, Reportage by Getty Images worked in association with the ICRC to send five of our photographers out to the fIeld to document the ongoing human impact of landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war, as well as strides being made to deal wIth the issue. The countries visited were Mozambique, Bosnia, Iraq, Nicaragua and Laos. See a gallery of this work and read more about the project on CNN.com.
(Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images)