LANDMINE FREE SOUTH CAUCASUS campaign in Armenian mine affected districts

Activities in the framework of the campaign LANDMINE FREE SOUTH CAUCASUS were held in a number of Armenian districts that still have problems with landmines.

The activities were organised by the Armenian Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise. In the Tavush District, 14,170 residents live in 9 villages close to a mine infected area. The area is close to the Armenia-Azerbaijan international border where sometime military activity and incidents happen, making demining difficult.

Over the weekend, the Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise, Reuben Arakelian and members of his team visited Paravakar village where a concert was held, and gifts were presented to families affected by demining incidents

Mine hazard awareness events were also held in other parts of Tavush district as well as Syunik, Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor districts.

The campaign Landmine Free South caucasus is being held region-wide from 4-10 April 2019.

source: commonspace.eu with Armenia TV

photo: Children and young poeple in Paravakar village of Tavush district in Armenia hold the LANDMINE FREE SOUTH CAUCASUS poster at an event on 7 April 2019.

 

 

 

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