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4
Apr
2014

Landmines under Big Ben!

MPs, Peers and Parliamentary staff were invited to find landmines in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster to highlight the International Day of Mine-Action Awareness.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) organised a landmine event on Speaker’s Green, Westminster, on Thursday and Friday, 3 and 4 April to mark UN International Mine-Action Awareness Day.

Find A Better Way attended the event together with the United Nations Mines Action Service, the Mines Advisory Group, Action on Armed Violence and G4S Ordnance Management.

John Edees, Chairman of Find A Better Way, said: “Landmines continue to maim and kill people for many years after war is over. Find A Better Way works to raise awareness about the issue and we are pleased to be involved in this special event at the heart of Parliament.

“Our Ambassador Giles Duley will attend the event along with staff of Find A Better Way and post graduate students working on research projects for our charity.”

Find A Better Way is a humanitarian charity which works to find solutions to the problems of detecting and destroying landmines.

The charity was founded by Sir Bobby Charlton after he witnessed the toll taken by landmines while visiting Cambodia.

Find A Better Way is working with UK universities to develop hi-tech solutions to the detection of landmines. This will give humanitarian demining teams the tools to clear landmine fields.

Our charity also helps to fund education and humanitarian projects.

At the current rate of detection, the UN estimate it will take 1,000 years to clear the landmines currently scarring former war zones around the world.