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Geneva Press Club calls for int’l support in Azerbaijan’s mine action

Read: 1340     16:30     04 April 2022    

The Geneva Press Club has organized an event entitled “The path to eradicate landmines in Azerbaijan: an international challenge”, Defence.az reports.

The event aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication, said a message posted on the Press Club’s website.

The main goal of the event is to support the efforts to clear landmines and explosive remnants of war and to mark and fence off dangerous areas.

Despite of resources allocated by Azerbaijan, demining operations require large amounts of funds. Therefore, international community support through fundraising initiatives is essential to address effectively the remnants of war issue in Azerbaijan.

International assistance will help save lives, enable IDPs to return to their homes in safety and dignity, and bring sustainable development to the affected territories and people.

Azerbaijan has launched the large-scale construction and restoration work in its territories liberated from the Armenian occupation following the 44-day Patriotic War.

The landmines Armenia had planted in the de-occupied territories of Azerbaijan remain a major impediment to the ongoing restoration work. The Ministry of Defense and the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) continue demining operations in the country’s liberated territories.

As of April 4, 2022, nearly 14,600 hectares of land in the liberated Azerbaijani territories have been cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). A total of 6,000 anti-personnel and over 2,100 anti-tank landmines, as well as 9,300 UXOs have been found and neutralized in the liberated Azerbaijani lands.


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