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Lebanon celebrates the International Mine Awareness Day

On 4th April 2014, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) observed the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. To commemorate this Day the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST) hosted a mock minefield and free demining demonstrations for students in three locations in southern Lebanon. 

The events were organized at the Mission Headquarters in Naqoura, Shamaa, and Marjayoun. Displays and demonstrations by the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST) and UNIFIL Demining personnel from Belgian, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish and Sri Lankan contingents were exhibited. In each location, about 70 children from the neighboring schools were invited to participate. 

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To learn more about the work of UNMAS in Lebanon, click here: http://www.mineaction.org/programmes/lebanon

 

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