Today, many people around the world work safely from home, but mine action personnel and humanitarian workers help those, who remain exposed and vulnerable. On this April 4th, 2020, let’s express our deep gratitude to all mine action personnel, peacekeepers and brave people, who support mine clearance in over 30 mine-affected countries.

Today, many people around the world work safely from home, but mine action personnel and humanitarian workers help those, who remain exposed and vulnerable.On this April 4th, 2020, let’s express our deep gratitude to all mine action personnel, peacekeepers and brave people, who support mine clearance in over 30 mine-affected countries.We salute you. Be blessed.We stand together with those affected by landmines around the globe. One of our generation’s biggest challenges is landmines still killing children around the globe. Despite successful efforts to ban landmines in law, and to increase funding for mine action & victim support, and significant work of many brave and dedicated people of goodwill, civilian casualties remain extremely high. Landmines affect everyone.There are still 100 million landmines around the world and the demining is not happening fast enough. Our generation must be the first, which will absolutely not accept the concept of landmines causing crimes against humanity – killing children, civilians, medics, or aid workers.By one United Nations estimate, the cost of a landmine is between $3 and $75 while the cost of removing it is between $300 and $1000! We should be the last generation to suffer the effects of the „underground devil” and we need to create a safe world for the next generations!Today, in many places in the world landmines still claim the lives of innocent people.The world is too little aware of the suffering of landmines victims, killed or maimed by these barbaric weapons, sitting on the ground sometimes from 40 years or more, before they will explode under the child’s feet. These weapons of war kill in peacetime.Some landmines will stay active for decades after the conflict for which the mine was laid has come to a close and usually is triggered in absolutely unrelated circumstances.Landmines affect everyone, with 71 percent of the world’s casualties being civilians.Landmine does not distinguish between a soldier’s foot and a child’s foot.Create with us a world of connection. A world of understanding. A world of peace!

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