September 23, 2017

The UN Mine Action Centre in Cyprus (UNMACC) held an open day event for the media and invited guests inside the UN Protected Area on January 20, 2011 to mark 6 years of successful work on the island, having cleared more than 27,000 landmines once strewn along the 180-kilometre long buffer zone.

The UN-contracted de-miners, who will shut down their current operations on the island next month, put on demonstrations for local and international media, giving them a glimpse of what it was like to be a de-miner for the day.