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Conflicts now "even more dangerous": mines agency chief

The head of the UN’s agency tasked with delivering a mine-free world has warned of the spiralling dangers for civilians and humanitarian workers in conflicts around the world.

Agnès Marcaillou, who’s the director of the United Nations Mine Action Service, or UNMAS, said that there is an intensity of fighting “that we have not faced before” .

First mine action day to be marked at UN toward ending scourge

Though 15,000 men, women and children around the world are still losing lives or limbs by coming upon explosive mines each year, the end of the scourge is now in sight if international action is sustained, a United Nations official said today as he previewed the first international day dedicated to the issue.