International Mine Awareness Day

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2021 Date4 April 2021
2022 Date4 April 2022
International Mine Awareness Day

International Mine Awareness Day History

International Mine Awareness Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 2005. This observance calls the attention for potential mines and explosives that remained in land after the end of wars. These objects can cause massive destruction and harm a significant amount of civilians. The United Nations Mine Action Service has been working towards avoiding tragedies and helping the ones affected by explosives for over 20 years. The observance occurs every year on April 4th.

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International Mine Awareness Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for International Mine Awareness Day in 2021 was Perseverance, Partnership, Progress.
  • The Landmine Monitor recorded 7,239 causalities in 2017. According to the weforum.org, 2,793 people were confirmed as killed and 4,431 were injured.
  • According to weforum.org, the countries with the most casualties from landmines are:
    1) Afghanistan
    2) Syria
    3) Ukraine
    4) Iraq
    5) Pakistan
  • On this International Day for Mine Awareness, let us reaffirm our commitment to eradicating the horrendous damage caused by landmines and assisting those who have been harmed by their use - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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International Mine Awareness Day - References and Related Sites

UN:International Mine Awareness Day
www.weforum.org: Illegal Landmines Still Stockpiled

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