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New Zealand pledges $1 million to help clear landmines in Colombia
by Anastasia Moloney
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30 June 2017
On 30 June 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
New Zealand is giving $1 million in aid to help clear landmines in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world after a half century of war, officials said on Friday, 30 June. Most of the funds will go to a two-year program by the British-based Halo Trust, a demining group ... Colombia's FARC rebels handed over all their weapons this week to the U.N. as part of a peace deal signed last year with the government. The move helps pave the way to expand mine clearance as security improves in areas once under rebel control.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of world peace, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
After Cambodia and Afghanistan, Colombia has had the third highest number of landmine casualties ... government figures show.
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