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Mine Risk Education

© UNICEF Myanmar/2009/Ye Pyait Ko Ko

Myanmar has some of the highest rates of mine related accidents in the world today. Misguided beliefs about mines are widespread, including that prodding is a safe way of testing if a landmine is active, or that landmines will be deactivated after the rainy season. A 2014 study indicates that, although 1 out of 2 children reported having seen a real explosive device, 90% of them do not know how to protect themselves from explosive devices. UNICEF is supporting Mine Risk Education to equip children and communities with the appropriate knowledge to protect themselves from the dangers of landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). UNICEF also supports NGOs in providing direct emergency assistance to mine victims following accidents.



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