Clearing land mines in Africa will require more concerted efforts – World

‘Currently 179 life-saving Mine Action projects are taking place in 22 countries, many of which are in Africa’, Colonel Nurudeen Azeez, Head of the Operational Support and Advisory Unit at UNOAU, underscored at this year’s International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

The day was observed at the African Union headquarters on April 4th, 2018 by AU Member States, partners, the African Union and the UN taking on the global theme: ‘Advancing Protection, Peace and Development.’

While remarkable successes have been scored by countries through on-going efforts to reduce risks associated with land mines, explosive remnants of war and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), it was noted that more needs to be done. Increasing resource mobilization, developing personnel…

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