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21 Nov 2011 description

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

18 Mar 2011 description

Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

United Nations appeals for $498 million to address the challenge in 29 countries

GENEVA - Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects, released today by the United Nations in Geneva.

The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes.