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First Victims of Explosives in Nepal Are Children
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The mine action group of nepal launched a nationwide campaign titled jyaan jogaaun, apaanga huna baata bachaun bisphotak Padartha nachhau don’t touch explosives save limbs, Save lives on friday, 2 february, 2007.at a press briefing in kathmandu on friday, members of the mine action group announced that the intensive month-long multimedia campaign is aimed at raising awareness about mines and explosive devices in the country. the campaign will kick off with the print media in the coming week and will be reinforced with subsequent campaigns over radio and television.explosive devices such as improvised explosive devices and landmines used during the decade long conflict continue to take the lives and limbs of nepalis most of them children. the number of children being killed or maimed in 2006 alone was 91. most cases these young victims were playing and did not know that the apparently harmless and attractive objects in their hands were deadly explosives.children are the first victims of explosives in nepal. fifty four percent of the casualties from victim activated explosions in nepal have been children.nepal, along with Laos, rank foremost amongst countries with the high rate of child casualties from victim-activated explosions.Over the last three years, on average, 57 percent of the incidents involving explosions in the country tookplace in the first quarter of the year. the risk of being injured or killed by victim-activated explosions is three times higher during the first quarter than during the last quarter.
UNICEF ,   (2007 )
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 UNICEF : Children Fund
08.01.00  -  Population Dynamics
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