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Mine Action Support Group Statement on International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Posted on April 4, 2013

The Mine Action Support Group (MASG) is an informal grouping of 30 donor countries that have a shared vision to help countries that are affected by anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) to rid themselves of these scourges of war.  

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Lend Your Leg for a DRC free of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)

Posted on April 4, 2013

In line with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, to celebrate this Day, the national theme chosen by the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) and the Congolese Centre for Mine Action (CCLAM) as well as their partners is: “Lend Your Leg for a DRC free of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War”.

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Darfur Children Remain at Risk of Unexploded Mines

Posted on April 4, 2013

Ali’s story and images detailing his recovery were released by the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to commemorate the international day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action on Thursday. His mother, Haram Mohamed, who has remained with him throughout his recovery, has mixed feelings after losing two of her children. “I am sad and I accept what God decided for my family, but I am also angry because it happened due to the fighting in Darfur,” she said.

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International Mine Action Day: Portraits by Marco Grob

Posted on April 3, 2013

In honor of the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness, observed every year on April 4, LightBox has updated this gallery with more images from Marco Grob’s ongoing project documenting lives around the globe that have been affected by land mines.

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Antipersonnel mines have no place in the 21st century

Posted on March 28, 2013

“All entities must renounce to the use of antipersonnel mines and engage in their total elimination in order to attain the ultimate aim of the Ottawa Convention, these mines have no place in the 21st century,” said the Director of United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Ms Agnès Marcaillou.

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