Myanmar: Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did

Two years ago, Kyaw Thet and his brother went into the mountains of Hsipaw Township in Myanmar’s Shan State, looking for herbs for Kyaw Thet’s wife, who was in labour. They never returned.

This was just one of hundreds of landmine accidents that take place in Myanmar each year.

Kyaw Thet’s widow, Ma Su Hlaing was devastated and left to raise their two children alone. “He was the breadwinner of our family and now that he is gone, I work as a daily wager to ensure that I provide for my children’s food and education,” she said.

Source : Icrc