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Cooperation between ITF and Demining Fund of Vukovar Srijem County

International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victim Assistance  (ITF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vukovar Srijem County Demining Fund in the amount of 3 million Croatian kunas. The MoU  was signed in Vukovar Srijem County headquarters by Mr. Božo Gali?, the County Prefect of Vukovar Srijem County and Mr. Goran Ga?nik, ITF director. The donation will be matched with funds provided by the US and will be used for demining works on four projects located on arable land and forest in Tordinci, Vinkovci,Vu?edol and Nuštar.

Demining Fund of Vukovar Srijem County, comprises of various commercial and legal entities and represents an organization which was established in 2007 with the purpose  to collect  donations for demining of mine suspected areas in the County and to shorten the time necessary for demining of one of the most contaminated counties in the Republic of Croatia.  According  to data provided by  the Croatian Mine Action center ( CROMAC ) (Croatian National Structure for Eradication of Mine Problems) there are still 80 sq. kilometers  of  mine suspected arable land and forest  areas  in Vukovar Srijem County with plans to demine approximately 4,2  sq. kilometers in year 2008.
ITF closely cooperates with Croatian Mine Action structures since year 2000 , allocating  to Croatia more than  38 million EUR and demining more than 26 million sq. meters of mine suspected areas  (clearing approximately 2.5 million sq. meters of mine suspected areas  in Vukovar Srijem county).

On the occasion of the signing of the MoU , Mr. Goran Ga?nik stated that: »Fundraising efforts aimed at eradication of mine problem  that are being  joined by the civil society represents  the right choice  for ITF and demonstrates  that the objective  of private donor  awareness raising has been reached. Thus, additional  social and economic development of mine contaminated areas  is further motivated.«
In ten years of its existence ITF has raised more than 223 million EUR of donations , cleared approximately  83 million sq. meters of land and provided help to more than 1000 mine victims  in several rehabilitation centers  in the region. More than 100.000 children and adults from South East Europe participated In mine awareness programs supported by ITF.