Call for greater international support to complete demining in Peru-Ecuador border

Posted on December 24, 2011 • Filed under: Border Issues, Conflicts, Ecuador, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Politics

The Ambassador of Ecuador in Peru, Diego Ribadeneira, considered necessary for increased international support to complete the work of humanitarian demining in the common border, where there are still explosive devices planted in the conflict that had both countries in the past. “We are doing this work with great enthusiasm, but we need more international support. Yes we have it by the European Union, the United States and Canada who are supporting us, but we need more support to conclude, “he said in statements to Andina. According to studies prepared for the Inter-American Defense College, based in Washington, humanitarian demining are highly expensive, as removing one of these devices requires a budget of approximately one hundred times that spent for planting. Read Article

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