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UK Funding for Land Mine Clearance Scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan

UK Funding for Land Mine Clearance Scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan
UK Funding for Land Mine Clearance Scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan

By The New Arab

Humanitarian organizations have warned of the dire consequences UK funding cuts to land mine clearance will have on some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

UK government funding for land mine clearance in Lebanon, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as three other countries, has been scrapped in what humanitarian organizations called a “catastrophic collapse in support”.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) released a statement earlier this week estimating that UK funding for mine action removal will be reduced by 80 percent following the British government’s decision to slash overseas development aid. 

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