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From the first day of the Mission the specialists of the ‘’Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise” have totally cleared 280 000 m2 area and handed it over to the Syrian authorities 2020-09-21 The official handover of the areas cleared by the Armenian Humanitarian Mission to the authorities of Aleppo Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic occurred in Aleppo on September 21. It has been confirmed by the certificate handed over to the Aleppo authorities that previously hazardous area covering 96 485 m2 located in Benjamin settlement was cleared and is safe for the future intended use. The executive member of Aleppo Deputy Governor’s Office Dr. Mohammed Kumit Asi Al-Sheikh, Consul General of Armenia Armen Sargsyan, the management staff of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides, the authorities of Aleppo Governorate, the spiritual leaders of the Armenian Diocese, representatives of the Armenian Humanitarian Mission and other officials participated in the event. Thus, from the first day of the Mission the specialists of the ‘’Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise” have totally cleared 280 000 m2 area and handed it over to the Syrian authorities, and the group of doctors provided medical assistance to more than 17 000 locals. The Syrian side has expressed its sincere gratitude to the fraternal nation for saving lives and for the unconditional support and has indicated that the day is historic and it claims the amity of centuries between the two people one more time.
The Foundation for Demining and Demolitiond conducted a monitoring visit to privinces Vayots Dzor, Khachik and Bardzruni communities and to Syunik, Shikahogh village 2020-09-17 The Foundation for Demining and Demolitiond conducted a monitoring visit to privinces Vayots Dzor, Khachik and Bardzruni communities and to Syunik, Shikahogh village. With the financial support of NATO project, the Armenian Red Cross Society was conducting the awareness raising compaign related to Exposive Renmants of War and Mine Risk Education in the Republic of Armenia. With the aim to provide professional evaluation, the FDD representatives monitored the ARCS activities in particular the process of initial assessment of the knowledge of local population. Based on the results of this assessment it is expected to draft educational methodological handbook. During the meetings of FDD representatives with the head of community as well as local people it was emphasized the importance of the activities conducted by the ARCS within the framework of implementation of NATO project.
The Center for Humanitarian Deminng and Expertise summarized the done activities for 2020 2021-01-11 During the 2020 the specialists of the CHDE conducted demining activities 62.896 square meters of Mayakovsky community in Kotayk province (in the area of the former military storages of Balahovit) and officially handed over to the local self-government bodies. After the July events in Tavush province our deminers identified and neutralized shells and unexploded ordnance that were fired in the peaceful settlements’ direction of Chinari and Choratan communities. During the war our specialists visited province Vardenis, Vardenis, Mets Masrik, Sotk settlements and Syunik province Artsvanik and Davit Bek settlements with the aim to identify unexploded ordnance and provide news coverage for it. The Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise has been carrying out a humanitarian mission in Syrian Arabic Republic since Februry 8, 2019. In general, starting from the first day of the mission up to December 31, 2020 the mined area of 319.820 square meters was demined and identified 359 mines and explosives. A team of surgeons, therapists, gynecologists, pediatricians, dentists and neurologists provided their assistance to 25 816 patients. In September the SHCE SNCO organized the theoretical and practical training for the 6 th  shift of deminers departing to Syria. The training was hosted at the equipped with the necessary tools Training Center in Echmiadzin. In 2021 from January 25 to February 25 it is planned to conduct a training for deminers and therapists. The specialists of Foundation for Demining and Demolition conducted clearance of 3850 square meters of mined area from the approved 550000 square meters of hazardous area infected with cluster munition in Syunik province, Tegh community Kornidzor settlement. In December in Syunik province Kapan community Davit Bek settlement was conducted identification works of unexploded ordnance and non-technical survey of the 30 000 square meters area.   Within the framework of NATO NSPA funded project on Independent validation and verification for explosive remnants of war and mine risk education program in the Republic of Armenia, in August 2020 the CHDE organized a tree-da training on mine risk education for the Armenian Red Cross Society instructors and volunteers, who already teach the population in the provinces.
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