There may be more than 100 million uncleared mines in the world, British and US militaries estimate up to 200 million. Some of the countries affected include:
* AFGHANISTAN: A program to clear approximately 10 million mines was started in 1989; by the end of 1992 only 68 square kilometers had been cleared; 19 removal team members were killed and 62 wounded.
* ANGOLA: In Lunda Sul province, 30 major bridges and 58 secondary bridges are down and cannot be repaired until surrounding minefields are cleared.
* CAMBODIA: to clear some 4.5 million mines at a cost of $1,000 each, it will take the equivalent of more than three years of the country's entire GDP.
* FALKLANDS-MALVINAS: Mine clearance from the war that lasted only two months has been so difficult that it had to be abandoned.
* NICARAGUA: An official count shows one mine for every 30 people.
* LIBYA: The UN suspects that 68 percent of all arable land contains mines for World War II.