The United Nations has helped to
establish an emergency mine action unit to help the Government of Mozambique
deal with the impact of the recent floods on the landmine situation in
their territory, a UN spokesman said today in New York.
Although an estimated 70,000 mines have been cleared since 1992, many of the remaining landmines shifted location following the devastating floods. UN operators are already carrying out emergency demining in areas that are accessible.
The UN is also providing emergency mine awareness information to the thousands of people housed in temporary camps, alerting them to possible dangers when they return home.