A ‘ballpark figure’ to clear such areas could cost between $170 million to $180 million dollars a yearThe United Nations on Wednesday said it is predicted to take about 40 to 50 years to completely clear mines and other explosive devices from war ravaged Iraq and Syria, reported the Associated Press.
L’Associated Press, agenzia di stampa internazionale comunica che l’United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) ritiene che per sminare Iraq e Siria non basterebbero 50 anni di sminamento non stop (h24) e una spesa di 180 milioni di dollari da investire anno dopo anno. A riferirlo è Agnès Marcaillou Direttrice UNMAS. Nel contempo UNMAS, Nazioni Unite, Europa, condannano gli attacchi aerei in Siria con ordigni carichi di sostanze chimiche.
Dozens of people, including children, died — some writhing, choking, gasping or foaming at the mouth — after breathing in poison that possibly contained a nerve agent or other banned chemicals, according to witnesses, doctors and rescue workers. They said the toxic substance spread after warplanes dropped bombs in the early morning hours. Some rescue workers grew ill and collapsed from proximity to the dead.
“We are looking at decades of work for these countries to look like post-World War II Europe, where we still find some unexploded ordnance here and there,” United Nations Mine Action Service director, Agnes Marcaillou said in a news conference on Tuesday, marking International Mine Awareness Day