Remnants of conflict are obstacles to normal life in Libya

UN Officers discover unexploded bomb

Unexploded bombs and other explosive remnants of war are serious obstacles for civilians in Libya as they try to get back to their regular lives.

That's what Max Dyke, Programme Manager for the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team (JMAC) in Libya told reporters on Tuesday.

The JMAC is a partnership between the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations to help Libya remove mines and other weapons so that normal life can resume in the country.

Mr Dyke said the challenges are "quite substantial".

"There is not only the humanitarian issues that have been raised by large scale conflict inside of the towns, along the highways, the destruction of the ammunition storage areas, NATO has put in several thousand strikes and over 440 of those were where the ammunition was stored. There are also quite large security problems in terms of the movement of munitions around the country and the security of the ammunitions and various weapon systems."

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