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Quang Binh bomb victims receive international support

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Illustrative image: Searching for unexploded ordnance. (Source: VNA)
The People’s Committee of central Quang Binh province on September 29 received a non-governmental aid package from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions Coalition (ICBL-CMC) to support local bomb and mine victims.

The aid package worth 62,422 USD aims to help local authorities implement a community-based comprehensive rehabilitation project for people with disabilities and bomb and mine victims.

The project entails rehabilitation-training courses for the disabled, reproductive health examination for handicapped women, and establishment of self-reliant clubs for people with disabilities.

It also supports bomb and mine victims to improve living standards and integrate into the community.

More than 800,000 tonnes of unexploded bombs and mines left from wartime are buried in 21 percent of Vietnam’s land, mainly in the central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Ngai.

Wartime bombs and mines have killed about 42,130 and injured another 62,160, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.-VNA
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