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Demining in Croatia supported by Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU

A man points to a map showing mine-infested areas.
A representative of the Croatian demining organisation CROMAC shows the parts of the Croatian municipality of Petrinja where large areas of land still need to be demined. © SDC

Croatia, Petrinja, November 2016In Croatia vast tracts of land remain infested with mines. Switzerland is making a contribution to demining efforts to support the government. At the end of November 2016, Stefan Estermann, Swiss ambassador to Croatia, saw for himself the situation in the municipality of Petrinja. He believes that through demining one of the heavily contaminated areas of Croatia, Switzerland can contribute to political goodwill in Croatia. The project is carried out by the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC), which already cooperates with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.