Japan to support U.N efforts in removing Gaza mines
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Japan to support U.N efforts in removing Gaza mines

Japan has contributed $905,650 to UNMAS (United Nations Mine Action Service) through the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to continue protecting civilians and supporting reconstruction in Gaza, Palestine.

The presence of explosive hazards in debris of destroyed or damaged infrastructure has made clean up efforts extremely dangerous, obstructing economic development and this fund, in addition to $3 million and $500,000 provided in 2015 and 2016 respectively, has helped clear and destroy 29 tons of explosive material including 149 unexploded aerial bombs and remnants of war, providing a somewhat safer environment for the Gazan population.

Such initiatives and international awareness will hopefully offer the next generation an opportunity to rebuild their country and reminds us of the human capacity to care for the well-being of civilians whom sadly enough, are the most affected during such conflicts.

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