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Afghanistan: Mine Action in Afghanistan – Looking for Hope

Over 20 years have passed since AAR Japan first began our mine clearance activities in Afghanistan, using the net proceeds from the Anti-Personnel Landmine Removal Campaign picture book “Not Mines, But Flowers”, (illustration by Shomei YOU, story by Fusako YANASE, 610,000 copies published by Jiyukokuminsha). It has been 18 years since we established an office in the capital city of Kabul, in January of 2002. During this time, of the many humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan, AAR Japan has continued its mine clearance, victim assistance, and mine risk education activities. The reason for this is simple: so long as there are land mines, people will not be able to live their lives in peace.

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  • Western Japan Flood: “Listening to the Voices of the Victims

    After disasters, AAR Japan has mainly prioritized reaching out to the most vulnerable groups who are usually left out without support, such as people with special needs.
    After the Western Japan was hit by the recent torrential rain and flooding, AAR Japan helped out with the restoration by providing welfare facilities with daily necessities and other items necessary for their reopening, such as computers and printers.

    We are currently working on a restoration project to apply in the affected areas.

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