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To aware people on the danger of unexploded ordnances

Emergency Explosive weapons
Palestine

A ceasefire has been reached after 11 days of bombing. But the threat on civilians is not over: hundreds of unexploded bombs can be a danger as people will return home.

Pamphlet used in 2015 to conduct Risk Education sessions in Gaza

Pamphlet used in 2015 to conduct Risk Education sessions in Gaza | © F-X Errembault / HI

Educating people of the danger of unexploded bombs and informing them on what to do is urgently needed.

 

Bombing and shelling have stopped. But how many unexploded bombs are in the rubble? It is still hard to tell but it is definitely threatening the lives of civilians. So far, local authorities say they have located 292 unexploded ordnances…

 

Back home after the bombing, displaced families can find unexploded ordnances inside their house, in destroyed buildings, rubble or scattered across the city... Educating people on the risk and teaching them the right behaviour is a priority. 

 

“It is very important to educate people about the risk from explosive remnants of war and to teach them best practices which can save their lives”, says Laurent Palustran, Country Manager for HI in the Palestinian territories.

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Joint Statement on Conflict-Induced Hunger in Gaza
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Joint Statement on Conflict-Induced Hunger in Gaza

Humanity & Inclusion has co-signed a statement with 14 other organizations calling once again for an immediate ceasefire, accompanied by a massive increase in humanitarian aid to meet needs and avert famine.
 

HI Statement on the humanitarian aid workers killed and injured in southern Ukraine: humanitarians are not, and must never be a target
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HI Statement on the humanitarian aid workers killed and injured in southern Ukraine: humanitarians are not, and must never be a target

HI Statement on the humanitarian aid workers killed and injured in southern Ukraine: humanitarians are not, and must never be a target.