Sample Role Cards for a Landmine Press Conference

UNITED NATIONS LANDMINE EXPERT CARD

Q: What is a landmine?
A: A landmine is a type of bomb buried underground which is designed to explode when someone steps on it.

Q: How many landmines are there in the world?
A: 100 million landmines are buried and 100 million more are stockpiled.

Q: Where are landmines located?
A: In 64 countries around the world.


RED CROSS LANDMINE EXPERT CARD

Q: How much do landmines cost to make?
A: US $3 to $30 each.

Q: How much does it cost to remove one?
A: From $300 to $3,000 each.

Q: How many landmines are being produced?
A: 10-20 million a year

Q: Who produces landmines?
A: 100 companies in at least 55 nations; leading producers are China, Russia, Egypt, Pakistan & India.


ICBL LANDMINE EXPERT CARD

Q: How serious is this problem?
A: Landmines kill or injure 20,000 men, women & children a year; 500 a week; one every 20 mins.

Q: Which countries are most affected by landmines?
A: Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia (10 million each)

Q: What can we do?
A: Study about the problem and support (with your time or money) NGOs working to clear mines and help victims.

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