A quarter of the victims in Nagorno Karabakh over the years have been children – HALO Trust

After the ceasefire agreement in Nagorno Karabakh, the HALO Trust has started full-scale clearance of explosive ordnance left behind by the fighting. As the organization reported, the main risks are associated with displaced people who return home and find unexploded bombs and shells in their homes, gardens and fields.

HALO’s focus is on clearing cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance from key population centers such as Stepanakert, Martakert and Martuni, Contamination recorded includes a wide range of rockets, missiles and shells, as well as at least two types of cluster munitions. It is possible that there are unexploded air dropped weapons, including armaments on downed UAVs. New use of anti-vehicle mines has also been reported.

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Source: Panorama.am