The 2022 Landmine Free South Caucasus campaign is calling for the region of the South Caucasus to be cleared of landmines and other unexploded remnants of war by the end of the decade. In an appeal published to launch this year's campaign it is pointed out that the South Caucasus remains one of the areas most infected with contamination by landmines and other unexploded remnants of war in the world. Apart from the thousands of casualties caused directly or indirectly by landmines and other unexploded ordnance over the last three and a half decades, including several hundred in the last year, this contamination negatively impacts whole communities across the region, affecting their economic well-being, and exposing them to the constant threat of risk and danger.
You can read the appeal in the five languages of the campaign
in English, Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian.
30th November will this year be marked as a Day of Solidarity with the victims of landmines and other unexploded remnants of war in the South Caucasus. For the rest of the year and in the first half of 2023 the regional campaign Landmine Free South Caucasus will work to raise awareness of the impact of landmines and other remnants of war on individuals and communities across the region.
The call for a landmine free South Caucasus is an important message that needs to be heard by as many people as possible. For that reason you can now follow the regional campaign Landmine Free South Caucasus on our dedicated Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as through the commonspace.eu Twitter page. Let's work together for a Landmine Free South Caucasus by the end of the decade!