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The United Nations "Anti-Personnel Mine Day" was celebrated at the Museum of Peace.
About 100 million anti-personnel mines are scattered around the world, on which thousands of people continue to die every year, and the numbers, which until 2013 were decreasing, have been increasing again since 2014. To commemorate this scourge, which continues to claim victims, especially civilians and children, who, if they do not die, remain martyred and mutilated as well as psychologically devastated - around 20,000 people a year - 4 April has been declared by the United Nations to be the International Day against Anti-Personnel Mines, but also against Cluster bombs, Ieds, Valmara, and the 'Green Parrot'.
Afghanistan has the highest number of victims, followed by Colombia, Angola, the former Burma, Pakistan, Syria, Cambodia and Mali. In Europe, Bosnia is the country most plagued by mines, which were laid during the 1992-95 war and are still scattered over 2% of the territory and whose clearance will not be completed until 2025.
Michele Capasso, Secretary General of the United States of the World, commented: "A disgrace to humanity".

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During his apostolic journey to Malta, Pope Francis met with migrants, right after yet another massacre in the Mediterranean Sea with over 90 people losing their lives.
President Capasso recalled the Pope's first visit to Lampedusa in 2013 and then to Lesbos, and stressed the importance of a European reception resolution, on the model of what is happening with Ukrainian refugees.

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Pope Francis visited the island of Malta, the centre of the Mediterranean and the heart of migration.
In his meeting with the President of the Republic, George Vella, he recalled the importance of welcoming people.
There was great participation in the Holy Mass. Earlier in the day, the Pope visited the Grotto of St Paul.
President Michele Capasso recalled the central role of Malta and the numerous events organised by the Foundation in over thirty years: "We are reassured by the presence of President George Vella, a dear friend who has shared with us the most significant stages of our action for peace and dialogue", concluded Capasso.

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The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Prof. Michele Capasso, spoke at the General Assembly of the Tavazza Association for 2022-2025.
On this occasion, President Capasso gave a report on the role of volunteering as a fundamental action for peace and presented the Foundation's programme dedicated to the "United States of the World" and the "United States of Europe".

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