UNIFIL soldiers explain demining activities to children Friday, April 15, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Local children from the Marjayoun district received instructions Friday on how to protect themselves from mines and avoid areas known to contain cluster bombs. The event, held at the Khiam Football stadium, was organized by the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon Sector East and the Lebanese Mine Action Center of the Lebanese Army on the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness. Local civil society groups, members of the national committee for Mine Risk Education and The Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped were also among the organizers. Local children were invited to participate in information sessions pertaining to mine risk education.The event also featured an interactive exhibition of minefield marking and mine reconnaissancewith one interactive stand of mine detection and a second stand of mine awareness.
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