Kobani: A city of rubble and unexploded devices

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Humanity & Inclusion

Two weeks after its report on the impact of explosive weapons in Syria, Handicap International releases today a factsheet focussing on the alarming contamination by unexploded weapons in Kobani. Four months of ground fighting, in addition to U.S.-led coalition air strikes, destroyed almost 80% of the city’s buildings and left an average of 10 pieces of munitions per square meter in the city centre.

Handicap International is launching risk education and weapons clearance activities—life and limb-saving actions that the area needs urgently. The organisation also calls on the international community to immediately address the dangerous legacy of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.