In Western Sahara three decades of conflict between the POLISARIO Front, Morocco, and Mauritania, has left the land divided. The border that separates the land controlled by the POLISARIO Front, from that controlled by the Moroccan military, is known as the berm, and is considered the worlds longest minefield. Decades of conflict between the Moroccans and the POLISARIO has seen a majority of the lands native inhabitants, the Sahrawi, seek refuge in neighboring Algeria. Landmines and bombs litter the landscape, and the few that remain on the land risk disfigurement or death on a daily basis. Under a UN brokered ceasefire the NGO Action on Armed Violence now leads the way, clearing the land and making it safe for its people to return from exile.

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