November 04, 2016

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Three-day land mine awareness workshop held in Kayin state

Land mine workshop in progress.
Land mine workshop in progress.

A workshop to raise awareness on landmines left by the war was conducted in Kayin state Red Cross society from November 2 to 4, attended by 12 volunteers from Kya-in-Seikkyi and Hlaingbwe townships.
Under the guidance of Kayin State Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department, the workshop was jointly conducted by Myanmar Red Cross Society and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
“We will conduct landmine awareness training to seven townships in the Kayin state. Also, Myanmar Red Cross Society and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will assist the people who are suffering from landmines and other explosive remnants of war. After the course, participants will share information with the people two times per month,” said U Tin Moe Kyaw, mine awareness coach and coordinator from Myanmar Red Cross Society.
“The villagers will not be interested in who laid
these landmines.
They may be interested in how to protect themselves against those landmines. So, we will share our information to prevent further harm,” said a volunteer called Naw Thidar Htway from Kya-in-Seikkyi township.
State Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department conducted the five-day landmine awareness training course in August in cooperation with UNICEF.

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