It is estimated that approximately 17 million unexploded anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; artillery shells; bombs dropped by aircraft and machine gun, small arms and mortar rounds remain beneath the sand.
Andrew Youngson (http://www.andrewyoungson.com), born in 1976, is a London-based photographer and writer whose work focuses on the far-reaching effects of conflict. In recent years he has worked with UNICEF in Ethiopia; Al Haq in Palestine; SOS Sahel and Book Aid International in the UK and Bedouin communities affected by Second World War landmines in Egypt. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in art, Andrew interned at Magnum Photos, London and has been working as a freelance photographer since 2005. He has published four books: Blood Drops (2004); Visions 1-26 (2008); The Devil’s Garden (2010) and Aida (2012).
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