FEEDBACK- Maputo regional conference: A strong commitment towards a better protection of civilians

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On 27-28 November, HI and the authorities of Mozambique organised a regional meeting in Maputo on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Representatives of 19 African countries*, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining, the International Network on Explosive Weapons and other civil society organizations shared knowledge and expertise on the distinctive pattern of harm caused to civilians by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mozambique opened this successful conference, and all 70 participants agreed on a strong, action-oriented communiqué, creating an active group of African countries ready to join the process towards a political declaration.

You can read the full communiqué below.

You can also find the draft summary report here (ENGFRPortuguese) and below the pictures of the meeting (©Amminadab Jean / Handicap International):

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*Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia,, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Read the French communiqué here.