Over the past 30 years, the United States has allocated $35 million to support humanitarian demining in Azerbaijan

Over the past 30 years, the United States has allocated $35 million to support humanitarian demining in Azerbaijan

Baku/29.11.23/Turan: Since 1993, the United States has allocated more than $ 35 million to support humanitarian programs for the demining territories in Azerbaijan, the message of the US Embassy on “Platform X” in connection with the participation of representatives of the diplomatic mission in the 2nd International Seminar on Mine Action in Baku.

"We express our condolences to the victims of mines and unexploded ordnance and their families," the message continues. On November 28, within the framework of the seminar, a ceremony of awarding certificates to 18 female sappers who successfully completed six weeks of training in accordance with international mine clearance standards was held, in turn, the representative office of the UN Development Agency in Azerbaijan reported.

The event was held with the participation of representatives of the Mine Clearance Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (ANAMA), the European Union, UNDP, etc. Certificates of accreditation were awarded.

"Thanks to theoretical and practical training conducted by international Mine Advisory Group (MAG) experts, women's mine clearance teams have acquired basic knowledge, necessary skills, rules of conduct and rules of first aid in detecting and marking mines and unexploded ordnance. Accredited 2 sapper brigades consisting of 24 people, including 18 sappers, 2 medical workers, 2 team leaders and 2 deputy team leaders. At the same time, 12 special sapper rats and 8 sapper dogs were trained as part of the project," the message continues.

The training of the first women's mine clearance teams was organized within the framework of the project "Support for the Safe Return of internally displaced persons by increasing the capacity of ANAMA", funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in partnership with the International Eurasian Press Foundation (IFEP) and Mine Advisory Group.—03B06-

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