Armenian de-miners, medics to carry out landmine hazard awareness campaign at Syrian schools

The group of Armenian de-miners and medics dispatched to Aleppo, Syria for providing humanitarian aid has the goal to help the local population with raising awareness of medical aid, landmine hazard and carry out de-mining, Armenian Center For Humanitarian Demining and Expertise Director Ruben Arakelyan said.

On February 8, 83 Armenian de-miners and doctors from the center arrived in Aleppo. The group also includes security personnel for the de-miners and medics.

The Armenian Center For Humanitarian Demining and Expertise is a civilian state organization.

“Works on raising awareness on landmine hazards will be mostly carried out in Armenian schools because of the language barrier,” Arakelyan said.

Arakelyan said the Armenian Center For Humanitarian Demining and Expertise had offered the Syrian Embassy in Armenia to help and expressed readiness to assist the Syrian population back in 2017.

“We had first of all offered help in raising awareness on landmine hazards and de-mining issues,” he said.

Logistical issues related to the group in Syria are carried out with support of Russia.

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