Mines in Armenia: Teaching children how dangerous unfamiliar objects can be

25 August 2016

In borderline villages of Armenia's Tavush Region situated near the international border with Azerbaijan, people underestimated the threats posed by mines and unexploded devices.

Last year, in partnership with the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), the ICRC organized 27 information sessions for residents of 16 villages, most of them teachersand schoolchildren. We informed them about the dangers of mine-related incidents as well as how to remain safe in case of shelling. We also distributed leaflets to some 6,500 people, and put up posters in their villages. This year, we work with the ARCS to run a total of 32 such sessions in the 17 villages of Tavush.