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International Day for Mine Awareness: All you need to know

Know about the need for an international day of mine awareness and assistance in mine action and background.
Celebrated on 8 April every year

This day aims to raise awareness about landmines, ask for assistance in mine action works and slowly progress towards its eradication
Theme: “Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home”
  • Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, also known as Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction was opened for signature in 1997 and 164 countries have ratified it since then.

The celebration of this day aims to provide a world free of landmines and explosive remnants of war- so that individuals and communities can survive in a safe environment and the needs of the victims are taken care of.