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Years On, Centimeters Deep: Bosnia's Landmine Legacy

Nearly two decades have passed since the Bosnian war found its end and claim to 100,000 victims. Yet that number hasn't yet reached its end. The war continues to maim and kill. Not from rooftops or across mountain valleys, but from shallow distances beneath the ground.

A 120,000 antipersonnel landmines were laid across 9,000 minefields in the former Yugoslavia, from 1992 to 1995. Today, approximately 2.4 percent of the former republic is covered with both unexploded mines and similar devices.

Co-funded by the Dutch government, the Norwegian People's Aid Project represents a major and continued effort to locate and remove landmines throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. A major focus to date has been the mountainous Srebrenica area in the northeastern part of the country, where many landowners have yet to return to farms and orchards that were once their livelihoods.

Of compounding concern is land flooded and hillsides slumped by heavy Spring rains in 2014, all of which sums to an exacerbated potential for post-wartime tragedy.

Photo documentary by David Bathgate
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Jasminka Kamaric (43) sits among photographs of herself and husband of 20 years (David Bathgate)
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unexploded ordinance planted during the Bosnian war (David Bathgate)
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In 1994, at the age of 13, Azem Cehajic (32) was with a group of boys near the village of Dolovi when he stepped on an anti-personnel mine (David Bathgate)
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A defused fragmentation landmine is displayed in cross-section by a member of the Norwegian People's Aid (David Bathgate)
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Muris Cizmic is fitted with a new prosthesis at the Orthopedic Workshop in Zavidovici (David Bathgate)
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Prosthetic feet and molds for their production line (David Bathgate)
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Zilka Durmisevic was injured by a landmine in 1999 while cleaning at her mother's house (David Bathgate)
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He landed on another anti-personnel mine that claimed both his hands (David Bathgate)
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A landmine clearer for the humanitarian organization, Norwegian People's Aid (David Bathgate)
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a de-mining unit from the humanitarian aid organization, Norwegian People's Aid (David Bathgate)
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A landmine removal specialist from the humanitarian organization, Norwegian People's Aid (David Bathgate)
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Anti-infantry fragmentation mine (David Bathgate)
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