“It has taken the most important thing from me – my husband.”

Stanimirka Tripkovic
widow of a mine victim
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“I want to see a world free of mines in my lifetime.”

Stanislav Damjanovic
advisor at the GICHD
Switzerland

“Think that you are human, first.”

Mustafa Nael Alhafidh
team leader
Iraq

“I do not want to see any more mothers losing their child.”

Sergio Bueno
former director,
Descontamina Colombia
Colombia

“I was not aware about the danger of mines when it happened.”

Fahdi Ghrayzi
mine survivor
Lebanon

“What happened to me should not happen to anyone else.”

Radosav Živkovic
mine survivor
founder of StopMines
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“We are risking our lives

every day.”

Shadi Moussa
field operation officer
Lebanon

“We can really change people's lives for the better.”

Selma Antic
project manager
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“It’s about creating a better future for our children.”

Braco Pandurevic
operational manager
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“As a deminer, I can really contribute to create peace.”

Blanca Hernández
deminer and team medic
Colombia

Dreaming of a safer tomorrow

Syrian Boy
refugee
Lebanon

“I dream of seeing my country free of mines.”

Saša Obradovic
acting director BHMAC
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“I entrust her with my life.

Where she goes I go.”

Namik Dzanko
dog handler, NPA
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“We need less conflicts and more peace in the world.”

Rana Elias
Regional Cooperation Coordinator 
GICHD
Switzerland

“I love my job because I save people’s lives.”

Col Marie Abdel Massih
(ret.) LMAC
Lebanon

“My wish is that this does not happen again – to anyone.”

Sandra Castro
mine survivor
Colombia

“Men and women can do the same hard work.”

Montaha Siblani
deminer
Lebanon

The scent of explosives

Mine Detection Dogs 
Colombia

From soldier to deminer

Akif Dedic
deminer
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Now the chance has come to change history.”

Esteban Rueda
deputy programme manager
Colombia

“It is our duty to act.”

Marc Bonnet
head of operational efficiency  GICHD
Switzerland

creating peace

Deminers
                 Colombia