Ethiopia appeals for International support to combat landmines

The government of Ethiopia appealed for international support in its effort to eradicate the Anti-Personnel Mines legacy concealed in different parts of the country as a result of previous armed conflicts.

The appeal for support includes financial and technical assistance, including military equipment.

The country has gone through many armed conflicts internally and with external aggressors as well. The Italian war (1935-41), the Somali war (1977-78), the Ethio-Eritrean border war (1998-2000) and numerous internal conflicts have left unaccounted legacy of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) which pose a humanitarian, health and socio-economic threat.

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Source: The Reporter Ethiopia