“As a Colombian, I know too well the terrible implications of the use of anti-personnel mines. They have a devastating long-term impact on communities, impede the safe return of displaced persons, and generate injuries and suffering that last a lifetime. For this reason, even as armed non-state actors littered our countryside with these weapons, Colombia never responded by employing anti-personnel mines. I urge Myanmar to follow that path and refrain from using them. There is no such thing as ‘proper or discriminate use’ of a weapon that is so insidious, that can not discern between a military target or a child walking home from school”, added the Ambassador citing communication with Myanmar as one of his priorities.

URL: Alleged new use of anti-personnel mines by Myanmar, would be a terrible assault on the international norm banning the use of this weapon

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