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International Mine Awareness Day observed on 4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance is observed on April 4 every year to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.


  • United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared that April 4 of each year would be officially proclaimed and observed as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
  • It was first observed on April 4, 2006. According to the Landmine Monitor Report 2005, 84 countries were affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance, which together kill or maim between 15,000 and 20,000 adults and children annually.
  • The UN works together with countries to find and destroy these devices. It also helps to provide various mine-action services in many countries.
Published date : 06 Apr 2020 02:16PM

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