Preventing and removing landmines - a humanitarian action (Part 1)

24/04/2016

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Preventing and removing landmines - a humanitarian action

In areas of conflict or in areas where war has receded, many ruins are still leaves, in which bombs, landmines and explosives remnants remain and continue to cause tragic consequences. Raising awareness and supporting mine removal is essential work to bring peace to the "land of death".
On December 8th 2005, UN General Assembly announced the annual 4th of April as International Day of rising awareness and supporting mine removal. This day is an opportunity to attract the attention of the entire community of the need for supporting the victims of landmines and explosive remnants after war.
The member governments, the civil society organizations of the United Nations are mobilizing to create a legal social and economic framework to help landmine victims aentitle to their rights and roles in social production. Member governments are also encouraged to ratify all the tools relating to the disarmament, ensure human rights and the rights relating to landmines, explosive remnants of war and survivors after suffering the ravages of landmines.
Preventing landmines includes a series of activities such as marking, localizing and fencing dangerous areas. In addition, mine preventing activities also include assistance for victims, instructing people how to ensure safety in the mine zone and mobilize participation in international conventions, agreements on mine victims of war
The fight against landmines
Long after the end of the war, even if peace was repeated, many weapons remain in the underground for many years, even decades, causing negative effects as well as causing injuries death for the people. It could be children and innocent civilians.
The fight against landmines does not only aime at the sole objective of removing landmines on the ground, but also includes a number of measures ranging from prevention of danger in mine environment to push of a world without landmines.
In addition, the fight against landmines not only targets at the mines but also unexploded threats which is greater in many countries. Bombs, mortars, grenades, missiles or other devices that could explode at any time ... At present, the programs for mine action carrying out on an international scale all aims at the types of mines and "explosive remnants of war", which include unexploded ordnance and other types of " abandoned weapons " or weapons left on the ground of the armed forces in an area.

Landmines preventing action by the United Nations is based on five "pillars" such as: freeing the ground; education about the risks relating to landmines; victim assistance; destroying the remaining landmines; promoting international legal instruments.
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Gentle Moon 28/4/16 07:39

Concern about the effects of certain conventional weapons, particularly landmines, is not new.

Jane smartnic 28/4/16 07:40

With the end of the Cold War and the accompanying perception of decreased nuclear threat, there has been growing attention to other weapons which have, in fact, inflicted far more casualties in the wars of the past few decades than nuclear and chemical weapons combined.

Love Peace 28/4/16 07:41

he history of landmines can be traced back to the American Civil War. But mines as they are known today were originally developed during the First World War to defend against tanks.

Pack Cassiopian 28/4/16 07:42

Humanitarian law, or the law of war, seeks to limit as much as possible destruction and injury to the civilian population during armed conflicts. The basic tenets, which apply also to landmines, say essentially that soldiers may not use any means to achieve their ends, that there are limits.

John Smith 28/4/16 07:42

There must be a balance between military need and consequences to the civilian population - and that balance must be proportional.

LawrenceSamuels 28/4/16 07:43

If the consequences of landmine use include consideration of the life span of the weapon - which can be decades - the balance between the immediate military utility during the engagement and the long-term costs to the civilian population becomes so skewed as to make the immediate utility appear almost insignificant by comparison.

yobro yobro 28/4/16 07:44

research has shown that in practice landmines are frequently employed directly against civilians, both intentionally and indiscriminately.

MaskOf Zero 28/4/16 07:45

Evidence from a number of countries shows that mines are often used as part of deliberate military strategies designed, in direct contravention of the law of war, to spread terror among civilians and/or prevent them from producing food for themselves or enemy troops.

Only Solidar 28/4/16 07:46

Landmines have been used on a massive scale since their development.

Deck Hero14 28/4/16 07:50

NGOs have also made significant contributions through systematic documentation of the problem of landmines

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