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Risk reduction education

Risk reduction programs help people who live near landmines live more safely. Risk reduction education is part of a holistic approach, dubbed “mine awareness,” that moves beyond detecting and destroying landmines, and offers empowering strategies to help people in affected areas learn how to identify and avoid landmines, and to communicate safety messages to others in their own unique ways.

Watch Risk Reduction Education--in action

Mine risk education brings communities of people together to learn about the dangers of landmines and unexploded ordnance. This is extremely important so that people are aware of the dangers while mine clearance is taking place. Mine risk education teaches through posters, maps, singing, plays and dancing. Here are some examples of programs in action.

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