Canadians for a Landmine Free 2025
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We call on Canadians to demand that our government commit to the Landmine Free 2025 campaign and offer funding and aid to mine action by HALO Trust and MAG -- two global landmine clearing charities. These NGOs train and employ local people from affected communities, offering them living wages while making communities safe.
Landmines and unexploded ordnance continue the violence in areas that have historically been and currently are devastated by wars and genocides. They impede the ability of schools and homes to be built, farming and other employment opportunities, NGOs and other organizations to reach these remote areas, self-sustaining, and other development initiatives that can allow communities to become self-sustaining.
As Canadians, we call on the government to recommit to providing funding and aid to these operations, particularly those in Cambodia where the Canadian government has withdrawn support. HALO Trust and MAG have the capacity and expertise to remove landmines and unexploded ordnance by 2025, but they need support and funding from the international community.
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