UK announces funding to help clear landmines in Karabakh

  02 September 2021    Read: 279
  UK announces funding to help clear landmines in Karabakh

UK announced £500,000 fund to support UNDP to respond to last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the UK Embassy in Baku said, AzVision.az reports.

Minister for the European Neighbourhood and the Americas Wendy Morton said that the territories in and around Nagorno-Karabakh are amongst some of the most heavily mined in the world, with frequent reports of civilians losing their lives or suffering life-changing injuries.

“The UK’s donation will be used to harness the UN’s expertise and reduce the risk to civilian life in both Armenia and Azerbaijan through the provision of training and technical demining support to those helping make the area safer. But there’s more work to be done. That’s why we’re calling on our international partners to also support the collective effort needed if we are to ensure the safety of all people in the region,” the minister added.


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