Welcome To The Homepage of The First DX-Pedition From The
Egyptian Western Desert
From July 6 to July 13 , 2002
SU-1942 to SU-2002
SU60WW is a special call sign marking the elapse of 60 years over the start of World War II in the battlefield of Al Alamein (the QTH of this DX-pedition). The golden bewildering sands and dunes of this area hide beneath them 19.7 million deadly unexploded landmines threatening any human activities in the whole area.
Africa in general suffers from an epidemic of landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and is the most heavily mined continent in the world with at least 40 million landmines. Over half of Africa is affected and 140 million people live in countries where the risk of being killed or injured by landmines can be considered high or very high.
The most severely infested countries are Angola, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. In addition, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia have minefields dating back to World War II.
In Africa, landmines kill, injure and disable over 12,000 people per year.
No. of Mines
Data taken from UN database
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