The Iranian government ignores the issue of mine in Kurdistan
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The Iranian government ignores the issue of mine in KurdistanKurdpa Agency: continuing to be victimized by land mines in Kurdistan after thirty years since the end of the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq.

According to a report by the Kurdistan Press Agency, remained thousands of mines from war in the Kurdistan have been plundered in the lives of people and, so far, the Iranian government has not provided funds to clean up the mine-infested areas in Kurdistan.

A mine-cleaning up activist in this regard told the Kurdpa Agency that the Iranian government has no ability to fund mine-cleared areas and has so far neglected the mine problem in Kurdistan.

This activist in the mine clearance area, which did not want to be named, said that tens of hectares in the cities of Saqez, Divandareh, Kamyaran, Sarvabad, Sanandaj, Marivan, Baneh, Piranshahr and Sardasht are mines, of which 500 hectares require immediate cleansing.

Following recent rainstorms, this mine-clearing activist has warned the movements unexploded mine and ammunition.

According to official investigations, Iran is the second-most contaminated with mines country in the world, and apart from controversial statistics on landmine numbers, it is estimated at four million and two hundred thousand hectares of Iran's land, officials have reported that there has been more than 16 million unexploded mines and ordnance after the end of war in Urmia, Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Ilam and Khuzestan.

Osman Mazin, a lawyer, has published an article in the Shargh Daily Newspaper on the problems of mine-afflicted victims: Unfortunately, there are no organizations or institutions in our country to support mine victims, especially civilian casualties and only after collecting documents for their reconnaissance, mine victims can refer to commissions known as Article 2 Commissions in the city governorates of the mine blast , and as a victim and having a monthly pension, which has a number of disadvantages related to the way in which they are being investigated and the appointment of cases takes place after several years and Often the victim is not considered a devotee. "

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