Hidden terrors – Zilka Durmisevic was injured by a land mine in 1999 while she was cleaning her parents' house in the Bosnian village of Kamenica. Her leg had to be amputated below the knee. Land mines remain a threat in many areas around the world that were once war zones.
Hidden terrors – Photojournalist Veronique de Viguerie recently documented the effects of land mines in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She was one of five photographers commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross in partnership with Getty Images.
Hidden terrors – Land mine victims take part in a sitting volley ball match at the Doboj Gym Hall in Zenica, Bosnia.
Hidden terrors – A deminer from Norwegian People's Aid, a humanitarian organization, uses a dog to locate mines in Grebnice, Bosnia.
Hidden terrors – Edin Osmanbegovic had both his legs amputated in 1992 after he stepped on a land mine in Bosnia. He now teaches economics at the University of Tuzla. "Any effort you make will be rewarded," he said. "Anything you learn in life will be enriching. Never give up."
Hidden terrors – Veterans from both sides of the Bosnian War can be found at the Doboj Gym Hall in Zenica. The team sports are seen as an important part of the reconciliation process.
Hidden terrors – Photographer Brent Stirton was sent to cover the situation in Mozambique, one of the most heavily land mine-ridden countries in the world. The APOPO demining company has used African pouched rats to detect land mines in the country since 2003.
Hidden terrors – The HALO Trust demining camp is seen in the Chinsunga mountains in Mozambique's Tete province. The organization has cleared more than 22,700 anti-personnel mines and reclaimed more than 500,000 square meters of land for the local population. Mozambique is pushing to be land mine-free by the end of 2014.
Hidden terrors – Requina Jimu lost her leg in 1987 to a land mine laid by Rhodesian forces at the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border in the 1970s. Her husband was killed by a land mine a year later. "Everything changed when I lost my leg," she said. "Now I am a beggar."
Hidden terrors – Matteo Muxambo lost his foot in 1995. He was walking along a trail near the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border when he stepped off the path to allow a woman to pass. He was blown back by an anti-personnel mine, which took off his foot and severely injured the passing woman.
Hidden terrors – Former Mozambique Liberation Front soldiers are seen at their squatter housing in an abandoned building. Most of them are disabled as a result of land mine blasts. They receive a small pension every month from the government.
Hidden terrors – Sebastian Liste, a Spanish photographer based in Brazil, says he was impressed by the resilience of the land mine victims he met in Nicaragua. Juan Ramón López started his own gold mining business after losing both his legs.
Hidden terrors – Carlos José García Agurto was injured in 1985 by an anti-personnel mine near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. After the accident, he went to law school and now works as a lawyer.
Hidden terrors – Shelves hold prosthetics at the Aldo Chavarria Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua.
Hidden terrors – José Luís López Casas lost his left leg to a land mine near the Nicaragua-Honduras border in 1987. Now he works as an industrial mechanic.
Hidden terrors – Milton Ivan Olivar Gómez was injured in 1984 by an anti-personnel mine in the Rio Pire near Condega, Nicaragua. He lost both his hands and had damage to his eyes and ears. Since the accident, he has studied and worked in a printing office and as a radio journalist.
Hidden terrors – A technician works in the rehabilitation center at the Aldo Chavarria Hospital in Managua.
Hidden terrors – A deminer from Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency practices next to a mine field in the Iraqi village of Mawilian. The mines were placed by the Iraqi Army during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s. Marco di Lauro, who photographed the Iraq War in 2003, returned in 2014 to document the country's struggles with landmines.
Hidden terrors – Bassim Miftin was working as a shepherd in 2004 when he stepped on a land mine in the Iraqi village of Zorbatya. He lost his left leg above the knee and injured his right foot.
Hidden terrors – Prosthetic feet are stored at the ICRC's physical rehabilitation center in Najaf, Iraq.
Hidden terrors – A technician manufactures prosthetics at the rehabilitation center in Najaf.
Hidden terrors – Auob Omar Hammadamin lost his right hand during the Iraq-Iran war in 1981. He was 11 and playing with his friends in the street when a land mine exploded, killing a young girl.
Hidden terrors – Sajad Faleh, 12, waits for his assessment at the rehabilitation center in Najaf. He lost both his legs to a land mine in 2006. He also lost two of his brothers in the blast.
Hidden terrors – One of the land mine victims photographer Paula Bronstein met in Laos was a 10-year-old named Aiyaok. He is seen here playing soccer with other children in the village of Tamluang.
Hidden terrors – Aiyaok lost his leg in 2012. Families were gathered around a fire to keep warm when a bomb buried underground exploded, killing four people.
Hidden terrors – Another victim in Laos lost his hand and was blinded by a land mine he found while farming more than three decades ago. He picked it up, and it went off.
Hidden terrors – Three mothers hold framed portraits of their sons on the same dirt road in Laos where they were killed in January. The children found a cluster bomb and started playing with it like it was a toy.
Hidden terrors – A member of the UXO Lao clearance team gets ready to detonate munitions found after a day of work in the Lateuang village. The government-run organization has been clearing land mines in Laos since 1996.