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Facts and figures

27-03-2012 Facts and Figures

Key Points

In 2011, the ICRC

  • took preventive mine action in 27 countries or contexts;
  • destroyed or made safe over 3,500 items of ordnance in Libya (and has destroyed a further 3000 so far in 2012);
  • destroyed some 1,600 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in 26 communities in southern Iraq;
  • carried out 194 safe behaviour and victims’ rights activities with local authorities and communities at risk in Colombia, benefiting a total of 4,483 people;
  • continued to include weapon contamination issues and requirements in its cooperation with National Societies in the fields of economic security, health, protection, staff safety and water and habitat.

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