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More about Mine Risk Education (MRE) through Football

Explosive remnants of war (often termed 'ERW') are landmines and unexploded ordnance (often termed 'UXO') left over from past or on-going conflicts.

These deadly weapons kill and maim indiscriminately for years after the conflicts have ended - most of the countries where casualties are reported are at peace and according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 70-85% of reported casualties are civilians - many of them children.

Spirit of Soccer uses a unique, football-based curriculum to illustrate the problem and educate children on how to change their behaviour in order to avoid and mitigate the risks presented by these weapons. We also focus on using the power of football to bring together different sides of the ethnic divide to reduce tolerance and promote peace and conflict resolution.

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