- Today 10:50
The head of the Strategic Center for Human Rights, Fadel Al-Gharawi, confirmed on Tuesday that landmines and cluster munitions have left more than 34,000 victims in Iraq.
Al-Gharawi stated in a statement received by “Al-Ma’louma” that “the areas confirmed for the presence of mines amount to more than 6,000 kilometers throughout all of Iraq’s governorates. 4,000 kilometers of them have been surveyed and removed from mines by the Ministry of Environment, Mine Affairs Directorate, and 2,000 kilometers are still being surveyed.” Other than undiscovered areas.
Al-Gharawi added, "Many children lost their limbs as a result of landmine explosions, and thousands of Iraqis are still in imminent danger."
Al-Gharawi called on the Prime Minister and Minister of Environment to "take urgent measures to remove all landmines and compensate the victims. He also called on the government and Parliament to expedite the legislation of the law banning landmines and cluster munitions." Ended/25
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