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Afghanistan Marks International Mine Awareness Day 2015

Afghanistan

(April 2015) To raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication, Afghans and their international partners marked Mine Awareness Day at a United Nations-backed event in which speeches were delivered and demonstrations given on demining procedures. The theme for this year’s day, “More than Mines,” is designed to raise awareness about the reality faced by civilians, humanitarians, peacekeepers and development agencies in war-zones and countries recovering from conflict. When explosive hazards block the way, food is not delivered; refugees and internally displaced people cannot safely return home; children cannot go to school; and development and peacebuilding efforts are hindered.

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