Explosive ordnance and landmines: Ministry of Education, European Union, ANAMA, and UNICEF launch a programme to protect children and families
15 October 2021
- Families and children to benefit from life-saving support on the risk of landmines and unexploded ordnance in the affected areas of Azerbaijan through capacity building, community engagement and communication activities.
UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) signed a Joint Action Plan today to further expand their partnership on Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) until 2022.
With the financial support from European Union Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF, in partnership with ANAMA and the Ministry of Education, launches a Joint Action Plan to support children and families affected by the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in and around the Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan through community engagement, extra-curricular, communication and capacity building activities.
The risk of explosive remnants of war and landmines remains one of the major risks for the communities living in the affected districts. An estimated 100,000 of people, including 20,000 children, are expected to benefit from the programme. Thanks to humanitarian funding from the European Union, the programme will contribute to the education of children, families and communities through various activities related to explosive ordnance risk education, such as needs assessment, development of communication materials, capacity building and implementation of community and school-based activities.