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Feature Stories - 2004
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Her Majesty Queen Noor's Speech at the Survivor's Summit - December 2004

Survivors Impact Nairobi MBT Summit - December 2004

Survivors Gain Strength Through Sports - September 2004
Sports and other social activities help survivors integrate back into their communities.

Princess Diana's Speech on Landmines: "Responding to Landmines: A Modern Tragedy and its Solutions" - August 2004

Meet Bekele Gonfa - July 2004
LSN-Ethiopia Network Director Turns Injury into Inspiration

Message from Jerry White - July 2004

One Step Closer to a Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities - July 2004

LSN Country Directors Campaign at U.N. - July 2004

Perspectives from Abroad - July 2004

Landmine Kills New Hampshire Soldier in Afghanistan - July 2004
Over 50% of people who hit a landmine die. This month we profile a landmine victim who did not survive.

Celebrate Vietnam! - June 2004
In January 2003, LSN signed an agreement with the People’s Committee of Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, in Vietnam, to open its sixth peer support network office.

The Blind Boys of Alabama - June 2004
Almost 1,000 people attended The Blind Boys of Alabama and Friends concert (with Lou Reed, Rubén Blades and Hani Naser) in the United Nations General Assembly Hall on May 26th, to help promote the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The concert was presented by Landmine Survivors Network.

Raising Our Voices - May 2004
On May 3, 2004, over 250 people gathered in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center to celebrate the resilience of landmine survivors.

As More Mine-injured Soldiers Return from Iraq, a Trauma Surgeon Answers the Question: What Happens to the Body When it Detonates a Landmine? - May 2004
Dr. Howard Champion has been a trauma surgeon for over 30 years. He is the former Chief of Trauma at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC.

Message from Jerry White - May 2004
Jerry White, who lost a leg to a landmine in 1984, is LSN's Co-founder and Executive Director.

Cast of NBC-TV's "The West Wing" Performs at Fundraising Event for LSN - May 2004

High School Students Support LSN Work Around the World - May 2004

Deminer Killed in Yemen - May 2004

Update on Preparations for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities - May 2004

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Friends - May 2004

Ugandan Woman Recovers from Landmine Injury to Advocate a Ban - May 2004
Margaret Arach is a mother of five who was riding in a bus in Uganda in December, 1998. Rebel troups had lined the roads with mines. Margaret was in the front seat when her bus hit the mine.

LSN Athletes Participate in a Variety of Sports - April 2004

Leading Disability Advocate Speaks to the Importance of Sports and Exercise for Survivors and Others with Limb Loss - April 2004
Paddy Rossbach is the President and CEO of the Amputee Coalition of America. ACA reaches out to people with limb loss and empowers them through education and advocacy. There are approximately 1.28 million people with limb loss in the United States, with 185,000 new ones expected every year. Paddy is an amputee, an avid sportswoman, and has done extensive studies on the effects of exercise on people with disabilities.

Survivor Profile: Adnan Al Aboudi - April 2004
Adnan Al Aboudi has been the Director of LSN-Jordan since 1999. He lives in Amman with his wife and 11 children. He skis, swims, and is a champion ping-pong player. He competed in the 1996 Paralympic Games in weight-lifting.

Chris Moon - April 2004
De-Miner Races to Raise Awareness and Money to Disability Causes

Job Opportunities Remain a Huge Hurdle for Survivors - March 2004

Survivor Profile: Jesús Martinez Directs LSN-El Salvador and Campaigns for Human Rights - March 2004
Jesús Martinez has been the director of LSN-El Salvador since 2000. He has spoken out around the world for the rights of disabled people and testified before the U.S. Congress on the need for Victim Assistance in post-conflict countries.

New US Landmine Policy Disappointing - February 2004

RAND Report on De-mining Makes Recommendations That Could Save Millions of Survivors’ Lives - January 2004
(The following information is from the RAND, Science and Technology Policy Institute’s report on de-mining. Its author, Jacqueline MacDonald, presented this information to LSN’s Board in May 2003.)

Mines Advisory Group’s Director, Lou McGrath, Describes the Process of De-Mining. - January 2004
(Lou McGrath, featured last month discussing Iraq, outlines the physical process of de-mining and the challenges it presents.)

LSN-Bosnia-Herzegovina Director Speaks at International Meeting in Rome - January 2004
Mr. Plamenko Priganica was injured in 1992 while a soldier during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has been the Director of LSN-Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1997. In December, he spoke at an Exploratory Meeting on Global Partnership for Disability and Development about the challenges faced by those with disabilities.

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