Economic Crisis Could Hinder Afghan Demining

 

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UN Mine Action Center for Afghanistan (UNMACA) chief Haider Reza told reporters that Afghan demining efforts were threatened by the economic downturn which was leading to smaller commitments of funds from donors.

“We are at a very critical point, and this country and people cannot afford to see a devastating situation where not much money will come,” Reza told UPI.

Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mine and UXO contaminated countries in the world and has the largest and oldest demining program.

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~ by Matthew Bolton on 27 January 2009.

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