UN Seeks More Funds to Clear Mines in Afghanistan

Another USD500 million is required to help rid Afghanistan of landmines and unexploded bombs by March 2013, United Nations said. "In order to reach these objectives … over the next five years, based on our calculations, the programme needs another USD500 million," Mohammad Haidar Reza, program director for the U.N. mine clearing agency (UNMACA), was quoted by

as saying. A funding drop has prompted UNAMACA to decrease its operations in Afghanistan and search for new donors.

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