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Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

Published : 17-10-2021

Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

UNRWA in Syria embarked on a four-day campaign to raise awareness about explosive ordnance among parents, students, and teaching staff.

As part of the event, sponsored by the Italian government, UNRWA reached out to over 33,000 Palestinian refugee students, parents, and teaching staff.

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk.

Data by the UN Agency for Palestine refugees indicates that in Syria, approximately 1 in 2 people are at risk from explosive contamination and 1/3 of the communities are potentially contaminated. Contamination severely impacts lives, livelihoods and amplifies the social and economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

People displaced or returning home are at high risk as they have limited information on safety issues in the areas they are going to.

This threat is particularly high for Palestine refugees in Syria, especially in newly-accessible or difficult-to-reach areas. These include areas that Palestine refugees have recently returned to areas such as Yarmouk, Ein el Tal and Dera'a camp.

Children on their way to and from school are highly exposed to the dangers of explosive ordnance.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12329

UNRWA in Syria embarked on a four-day campaign to raise awareness about explosive ordnance among parents, students, and teaching staff.

As part of the event, sponsored by the Italian government, UNRWA reached out to over 33,000 Palestinian refugee students, parents, and teaching staff.

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk.

Data by the UN Agency for Palestine refugees indicates that in Syria, approximately 1 in 2 people are at risk from explosive contamination and 1/3 of the communities are potentially contaminated. Contamination severely impacts lives, livelihoods and amplifies the social and economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

People displaced or returning home are at high risk as they have limited information on safety issues in the areas they are going to.

This threat is particularly high for Palestine refugees in Syria, especially in newly-accessible or difficult-to-reach areas. These include areas that Palestine refugees have recently returned to areas such as Yarmouk, Ein el Tal and Dera'a camp.

Children on their way to and from school are highly exposed to the dangers of explosive ordnance.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12329