EU pledges additional $8 million for explosives clearance in Iraq


The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq on Friday said the bloc would allocate an additional $8 million (€6.7 million) for the detection and destruction of explosives left by ISIS.

Martin Huth said in a tweet that the money would be allocated to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for mine removal.

UNMAS welcomed the funding, saying it would “support the Government of Iraq in protecting vulnerable civilians from the threat posed by explosive ordnance left behind” by ISIS.

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Source: Kurdistan24 News