Thursday, November 16, 2006

Land Mines

The United Nations just released the tenth edition of the "Portfolio of mine action projects." This 452 page report profiles land mine removal projects across the world. The UN states that the "100 NGOs, national authorities and UN agencies face a 2007 funding shortfall of $317.5 million for their efforts in tackling problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war in 29 countries." If you don't want to read the whole report and you have a particular country of interest, check out the world map of projects. Finally, if you want to learn more about mine eradication check out the UN E-Mine, Electronic Mine Information Network.

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