Projects: Angola I - Truce & Consequences: Truce & Consequences

A landmine victim dances during festivities for the International Day of the Disabled. In a country that has been wracked by decades of civil war, this day takes on particular significance. Despite vast reserves of petroleum, diamonds and natural resources, decades of fighting between FAA (Forca Armada Angolana) forces and UNITA rebels have riddled Angola with landmines, impoverishing and crippling its people.Luena, Angola.Photo © J.B. Russell
Truce & Consequences, December 2001

A landmine victim dances during festivities for the International Day of the Disabled. In a country that has been wracked by decades of civil war, this day takes on particular significance. Despite vast reserves of petroleum, diamonds and natural resources, decades of fighting between FAA (Forca Armada Angolana) forces and UNITA rebels have riddled Angola with landmines, impoverishing and crippling its people. 

Luena, Angola. 

Photo © J.B. Russell