ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

land mines in central america

Okay kiddo, have you ever played hide and seek? Well, landmines are like a dangerous version of that game - except no one knows where they are hiding.

So, Central America is a place with a lot of countries and big spaces of land. A long time ago, people were fighting wars there and they planted landmines to try to keep the enemy away.

But now the wars are over, and people still have to live in those areas. And here's the scary part - if someone steps on a landmine, it can explode and hurt or even kill them. So people in Central America have to be very careful where they walk and play, and even where they build their homes and farms.

Many people are working to get rid of the landmines so everyone can be safe. It's a hard job, but it's important so people can go about their lives without fear.