Germany establishes 0.5 million euro demining project in Tripoli

Germany establishes 0.5 million euro demining project in Tripoli

August 20, 2020 - 20:41
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The German government has established a demining project worth 0.5 million euro, aimed at clearing the landmines, planted by Haftar's militias in Tripoli.

The project was inaugurated by German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, during his recent visit to the capital Tripoli, according to the German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza.

"The Humanitarian Demining will address one of the most urgent needs in Libya," German Ambassador tweeted.

He explained that the project will demine contaminated areas in southern Tripoli, with the assistance of young Libya men, who have been trained for this task.

Meanwhile, the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, confirmed in its recent report this month that the landmines southern Tripoli have killed or injured about 160 persons, including mine-clearance workers. It indicated that the types of landmines used were designed to kill or cause permanent, catastrophic disabilities.

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