UK funding for land mine removal scrapped in six countries

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UK government funding for land mine clearance in Lebanon, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as three other countries, has been scrapped in what humanitarian organisations called a “catastrophic collapse in support”. The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) released a statement earlier this week estimating that UK funding for mine action removal will be reduced by 80 percent following the British government’s decision to slash overseas development aid. Six countries – South Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Zimbabwe Myanmar and Vietnam – will no longer receive any support from the British government as a result of the c…

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