Today’s Solutions: July 24, 2024

Rats can save human lives

Rats can save human lives

As a child, Bart Weetjens, from Belgium, bred rodents to sell to pet shops. Now he’s the founder and director of APOPO, an NGO operating from Tanzania that trains rats to detect landmines. APOPO’s team of mine-sleuthing rats is active in Mozambique, and will begin mine-detection operations in Read More...

Of laughter and land mines

Of laughter and land mines

Amy Domini | August 2009 issue Last year I visited a clinic for land mine victims in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, run by an extraordinary organization called Veterans International Cambodia. There you find extreme examples of hope and despair crowded into a small space. The clinic creates individually Read More...

Every step might be her last

Every step might be her last

The life of Vera Bohle, who clears landmines from old battlefields, in Her tools: metal detector, prodder, shovel. Her work clothes: bulletproof vest, helmet outfitted with a protective visor. Her mission: clearing landmines. German Vera Bohle, who stands more than 1 meter 84 (more than six-feet Read More...