Target: U.S. President, Joe Biden
Humanity & Inclusion needs your help. Eighty percent of landmine victims are civilians. In 2019, landmines killed 2,170 people, injured 3,357 others, and for 27 casualties the survival status was unknown. Among civilian casualties, children represented 43% of casualties. With landmines impacting communities in dozens of countries and territories, the danger is very real.
President Joe Biden has a historic opportunity.
164 countries—including every other member of NATO—have signed the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which prohibits the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. In 1997, the U.S. participated in the Ottawa process to ban landmines, but never adopted or signed it.
Through a 2014 policy, the Obama administration banned the U.S. military from using landmines outside of the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration undid that policy in 2020.
President Biden can right that wrong, and go one step further.
President Biden: Ban the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of antipersonnel landmines! Join the Mine Ban Treaty.