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Mine Risk Education

Mine Risk Education in Libanon

Mine Risk Education (MRE) refers to educational activities aimed at reducing the risk of injury from mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) by raising awareness and promoting behavioural change through public information campaigns, education, training and liaison with communities.

MRE ensures that communities are aware of the risks from mines, unexploded ordnance and abandoned munitions and are encouraged to behave in ways that reduce the risk to people, property and the environment. Objectives are to reduce the risk to a level where people can live safely and to recreate an environment where economic and social development can occur free from the constraints imposed by landmine contamination.

Mine Risk Education, along with humanitarian demining, contributes to mine risk reduction, or limiting the risk of physical injury from mines and unexploded ordnance that already contaminates the land.