ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

land mines in north africa

Land mines are like little bombs that are hidden underground. When someone steps on them, they explode and can hurt or even kill people. In North Africa, there are many places where land mines were placed during wars a long time ago. They are still there and can be dangerous for people who live or work in those areas.

Many countries have agreed to get rid of land mines, but it takes a lot of time and money to do it safely. Experts have to carefully find and remove each land mine, so nobody gets hurt. Some organizations work hard to help countries find and remove land mines so that people can live and work more safely.