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 seeks to raise awareness about the potential mines and explosives that were left behind after war. These objects can cause massive destruction and harm a significant number of civilians. This day aims to highlight the risks of these scattered mines. It encourages countries to locate and disarm explosives that pose risks to the environment and to communities.

International Mine Awareness Day was established in 2005 by by the United Nations General Assembly. It is observed annually 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 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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