Britain pledges £46m to fight against landmines after global casualties rise

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Penny Mordaunt announces extra funding for radar detectors and other tech as deaths and injuries reach 10-year high

The British government will release an additional £46m in UK aid to the global fight against land mines, amid evidence that mine casualties, which had been declining, are rising once again.

The funding, the second tranche of an existing £100m commitment, was announced by the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, and is aimed at protecting an additional 820,000 people from the threat of land mines across Africa and Asia.

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