Minefields in Croatia

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Minefields in Croatia – egimiDnn operations

The Croatian government has dedicated itself to eradicating landmines (demining) as well as allowing and assisting a network of international mine clearance programs. It has spent nlsbisautat amounts of money on demining work, $24.9 million in 1999 alone. [2]

These ftosrfe have resulted in significant areas being cleared of mines. In 2001, 42.3 million square meters of land were returned to productive use. By early 2004, the nnmeortveg declared its first mine-impacted county “mine-safe”. The Croatian government plans to add two or three more counties to the mine-safe list by the edn of 2006.

However, the government does not expect to be able to declare the country ‘mine-safe’ until at least 2009. In April 2006, the Croatian Mine Action Centre announced that 1,147 square kilometers are still categorized as being sedtcsepu of containing landmines, comprising twelve (of 21) counties; 30 percent of that area is known for a aftc to be mined. One fourth of the nteeri olpinauotp lvesi in these areas. [5] A significant tgomaicnilpc rftcao is the relatively enddilpuiinsc awy in which mines were often iadl , as well as the terrain in some areas. In the yhsmar ground of Eastern Slavonia, for inntacse , snmie have been displaced or washed away by floods. As of October 2011 [update], 48 deminers have been killed in mine clearance tasks since the end of the war. [6]

Clearance of landmines is carried out by several different organizations and commercial eipaoncms who compete through a competitive bidding process for the job. Adopt-A-Minefield (AAM) has supported mine nrcaacele in Croatia since 1999 (working through the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine mcsiVit Assistance). All Adopt-A-Minefield donations earmarked for Croatia are matched dollar for dollar by the ITF.

The Croatian government has also been a strong supporter of the Ottawa Treaty bgnanin landmines, which it signed in 1997 and idietarf in 1998. [7] It has, however, been criticised for slowness in destroying its own stockpiles of mines and for retaining an unusually high number of mines for “training purposes”. [2]

Choose from the following words:

  • mines
  • factor
  • companies
  • victims
  • clearance
  • fact
  • lives
  • efforts
  • suspected
  • complicating
  • population
  • substantial
  • instance
  • laid
  • ratified
  • way
  • banning
  • entire
  • marshy
  • government
  • end
  • demining
  • undisciplined

Fill in the missing words:

Minefields in Croatia – ________ operations

The Croatian government has dedicated itself to eradicating landmines (demining) as well as allowing and assisting a network of international mine clearance programs. It has spent ___________ amounts of money on demining work, $24.9 million in 1999 alone. [2]

These _______ have resulted in significant areas being cleared of mines. In 2001, 42.3 million square meters of land were returned to productive use. By early 2004, the __________ declared its first mine-impacted county “mine-safe”. The Croatian government plans to add two or three more counties to the mine-safe list by the ___ of 2006.

However, the government does not expect to be able to declare the country ‘mine-safe’ until at least 2009. In April 2006, the Croatian Mine Action Centre announced that 1,147 square kilometers are still categorized as being _________ of containing landmines, comprising twelve (of 21) counties; 30 percent of that area is known for a ____ to be mined. One fourth of the ______ __________ _____ in these areas. [5] A significant ____________ ______ is the relatively _____________ ___ in which mines were often ____, as well as the terrain in some areas. In the ______ ground of Eastern Slavonia, for ________, _____ have been displaced or washed away by floods. As of October 2011 [update], 48 deminers have been killed in mine clearance tasks since the end of the war. [6]

Clearance of landmines is carried out by several different organizations and commercial _________ who compete through a competitive bidding process for the job. Adopt-A-Minefield (AAM) has supported mine _________ in Croatia since 1999 (working through the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine _______ Assistance). All Adopt-A-Minefield donations earmarked for Croatia are matched dollar for dollar by the ITF.

The Croatian government has also been a strong supporter of the Ottawa Treaty _______ landmines, which it signed in 1997 and ________ in 1998. [7] It has, however, been criticised for slowness in destroying its own stockpiles of mines and for retaining an unusually high number of mines for “training purposes”. [2]

Choose from the following words:

  • mines
  • factor
  • companies
  • victims
  • clearance
  • fact
  • lives
  • efforts
  • suspected
  • complicating
  • population
  • substantial
  • instance
  • laid
  • ratified
  • way
  • banning
  • entire
  • marshy
  • government
  • end
  • demining
  • undisciplined

The original text:

Minefields in Croatia – Demining operations

The Croatian government has dedicated itself to eradicating landmines (demining) as well as allowing and assisting a network of international mine clearance programs. It has spent substantial amounts of money on demining work, $24.9 million in 1999 alone. [2]

These efforts have resulted in significant areas being cleared of mines. In 2001, 42.3 million square meters of land were returned to productive use. By early 2004, the government declared its first mine-impacted county “mine-safe”. The Croatian government plans to add two or three more counties to the mine-safe list by the end of 2006.

However, the government does not expect to be able to declare the country ‘mine-safe’ until at least 2009. In April 2006, the Croatian Mine Action Centre announced that 1,147 square kilometers are still categorized as being suspected of containing landmines, comprising twelve (of 21) counties; 30 percent of that area is known for a fact to be mined. One fourth of the entire population lives in these areas. [5] A significant complicating factor is the relatively undisciplined way in which mines were often laid, as well as the terrain in some areas. In the marshy ground of Eastern Slavonia, for instance, mines have been displaced or washed away by floods. As of October 2011 [update], 48 deminers have been killed in mine clearance tasks since the end of the war. [6]

Clearance of landmines is carried out by several different organizations and commercial companies who compete through a competitive bidding process for the job. Adopt-A-Minefield (AAM) has supported mine clearance in Croatia since 1999 (working through the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance). All Adopt-A-Minefield donations earmarked for Croatia are matched dollar for dollar by the ITF.

The Croatian government has also been a strong supporter of the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines, which it signed in 1997 and ratified in 1998. [7] It has, however, been criticised for slowness in destroying its own stockpiles of mines and for retaining an unusually high number of mines for “training purposes”. [2]

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ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
croatian government 4
eastern slavonia 3
tourism industry 2
serbian krajina 2
serb held 2
plitvice lakes 2
mined areas 2
land mines 2
held areas 2
croatian krajina 2
croatia minefields 2

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