A school student attends an awareness campaign on identifying mines and unexploded ordnance at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon headquarters in Naqoura, Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Mines remain a threat to communities in South Lebanon, according to the U.N., which marked International Day of Mine Awareness Friday.To mark awareness about the issue, the United Nations Mine Action Support Team used a mock minefield to hold free demining demonstrations for students at three United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon bases, in Naqoura, Shemaa and Marjayoun. As of March 1, 2014, UNIFIL peacekeepers completed over 95,000 square meters of mine clearance and over 4.6 million square meters of battle area clearance.UNIFIL has also facilitated the construction of 300 marker barrels along the Blue Line, supporting security in the region in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 .
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