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Children playing in their backyard only a few meters away from mined areas in Syrian village Majdal Shams in the Occupied Syrian Golan. Mines are often moved by natural conditions such as rain, snow or natural earth movements, displacing the mines and rendering safe areas dangerous. The fences are not designed to stop this, and the situation is worsened by the fact that the Syrian Golan is a mountainous area, causing mines placed on the hills to slide downhill, out of the fenced areas.