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DDG - Mine awareness

Mine awareness

Mine awareness campaigns cannot guarantee that mine accidents will not happen. But they can prevent them happening due to ignorance.

Mine awareness campaigns, also called Mine Risk Education, are designed to change the behaviour of the local population so that mines claim fewer casualties. The location of mined areas is explained, as are the consequences of handling mines and unexploded ordnance. Advice is also given on how to avoid walking into a mined area, and how to get safely out of one. We try to teach people to live with the problem until a final solution is reached.

On the right is a link for a sound-slide on Mine Risk Education in northern Uganda.


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