On this #MineAwarenessDay let’s recommit to our target of a mine-free world

On this #MineAwarenessDay, let’s recommit to our target of a mine-free world.In Africa, in Asia, in Europe… I’ve been to many places where people live in daily fear of being killed or injured by landmines.In 2020, 60 million people have woken up in fear for their life and health due to anti-personnel mines.In many of the most affected areas of the world, which I visited, agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. Landmines are planted in fields, forests, around water sources.It means that they are making these unusable, or usable only at great risk.One mine cleared means one life saved.Do you know that mines cost between $3 and $30, but the cost of removing them is $300 to $1000?In 2019, the vast majority of recorded landmine/ERW casualties were civilians (80%), children accounted for 43% of all civilian casualties.The problem of anti-personnel mines is fundamentally humanitarian. These weapons of war kill in peacetime.Remember that now, Coronavirus is devastating the tourist and traveling industry. Now online support is more important than ever.

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