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Clearing mines in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict region

For more than two decades Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies in Azerbaijan but has a majority population that is ethnic Armenian.

During fighting in the 1990s both sides planted thousands of mines in the small mountainous self-declared republic, posing a serious risk to the public.

The UK-based charity HALO Trust has been operating in the area since 2000 and has cleared hundreds of mine fields, but many more remain.

Programme manager Yuri Shahramanyan spoke to the BBC about the battle faced by his team.

  • 07 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe
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