International Mine Awareness Day

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2023 Date4 April 2023
2024 Date4 April 2024
International Mine Awareness Day

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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 the United Nations General Assembly. It is observed annually on April 4th.

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  • The theme for International Mine Awareness Day in 2022 was Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home.
  • According to Phys.Org, in 2021, there were 7,000 incidents reported. Over 2,000 people were killed and 4,000 were wounded.
  • According to weforum.org, the countries with the most casualties from landmines reported are:
    1) Afghanistan
    2) Burkina Faso
    3) Colombia
    4) Iraq
    5) Mali
  • 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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