Landmines do not recognise peace, says UN agency

Agnès Marcaillou. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Mine clearance takes time and money and the UN agency that's leading global efforts against the deadly ordnance says it needs nearly $300 million to carry on with its work.

UNMAS has identified 23 countries and territories which require its help urgently with 175 ongoing projects.

UNMAS director Agnès Marcaillou tells Daniel Johnson that countries such as Afghanistan are close to becoming mine-free, but this can only happen with continued international support.

Duration 3’31″

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