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For Immediate Release
September 30, 2004

U.S. Reduces Landmine Threat
Fact of the Day

The United States is reducing the threat of landmines around the world. The United States funds more mine-removal jobs than any other country and has invested $900 million in the cause since 1993. This funding is at work in 26 countries and supports mine detection and clearance as well as mine-risk education. Landmines kill or maim thousands of people each year and drain resources away from economic recovery in impoverished areas, but their threat has already begun to decline.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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