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UN / MINE ACTION DAY

On International Mine Action Day (4 Apr), the UN is promoting the efforts made by women to make mine action more efficient and effective. UNTV

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER MINE CLEARING

The UN Mine Action agency (UNMAS) recently sent teams toUpperNileStateinSouth Sudanto help clear a new location which has been ear-marked as a Protection of Civilian (POC) site. These locations currently have 22,800 civilians seeking protection. Mine Action Awareness Day is 4 April. UNMISS

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER SNIFFER DOGS

Hero is among eight Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) who arrived in South Sudan to help assist in securing Protection of Civilian sites in various UN locations which opened their gates to tens of thousands civilians seeking protection in South Sudan. The dogs, mostly spaniels, are trained to detect explosives, and they also search for ammunition. [...]

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / AMMUNITION DESTRUCTION

The United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the Haitian National Police (HNP), carried-out a joint operation to destroy unusable or expired munitions and explosives, as part of MINUSTAH’s Consolidation Plan and the HNP’s Development Plan. MINUSTAH

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Two South Sudanese teams lay aside their prosthetic limbs to take part in a wheelchair basketball game held as part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNMISS

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ MINE ACTION

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the handling of ammunition, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently handed over a newly refurbished armoury to South Sudan police force officials in Juba. UNMISS

5 Oct 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / EXPLOSIVES

Since the departure of extremist group al Shabaab in 2011, Somalia's National Security Forces and their African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) partners, have been collecting and destroying unexploded ordnance (UXOs) from all over the Somali capital. AU / UN IST

10 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MINE AWARENESS

Paul Heslop from Mine Action says that the battle against landmines "is being won." UNTV

4 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE ACTION

ccording to the United Nations Mine Action Service, nearly every community in south-central Somalia suffers from degrees of explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination, and few have the support or capacity to deal with these threats. AU/UN-IST

4 Apr 2013 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / MINE AWARENESS

In the Afghan capital, Kabul, yesterday, a ceremony marking Mine Awareness Day took place with the participation of representatives of the Afghan Government, the diplomatic community, and international and national organizations. UNAMA

4 Apr 2013 | Read More »

 

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