because people speak English
I was reading this article about how Prince Harry visited Angola and how he was sad that after 25 years there are still a lot of landmines left scattered in Angola. He was irritated that the Companies that supplied those landmines in the first place did not do enough to help clearing them.
Reading this article made me read more on the work done by the HALO Trust. The HALO Trust had work tirelessly and endlessly in destroying various landmines in many countries devastated by wars. These countries faced and still facing the devastation and impact on those wars because of the landmines and unexploded ordnance.
The danger of landmines came into the thrust of international attention by the work of the late Princess Diana. She managed to put the limelight to the danger of landmines and the tedious and hard works done to destroy them.
In Angola, ordinary people still facing daily threat of death or injury by landmines. Most of them cannot resume normal lives, even after 25 years the end of the civil wars. The same happens in Cambodia and Loas. Ordinary people get maimed and or died because of landmines. The price of wars is being paid by future generations, and definitely still stutter the growth of the economy of these countries.
The question is, shouldn't the Companies that supplied and still supplying these landmines be held responsible in cleaning up the wreckage that they partly responsible? Shouldn't they put some, maybe a big fund, to help the innocent people and help the work and volunteers of the HALO Trust?
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