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Mine Action Day to be marked worldwide

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Tomorrow (4 April) is the United Nations (UN) accredited International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action with nine events globally –...

US$2 million plus boost for mine action in Ethiopia

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Sizeable donations from Denmark and Japan will enable the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to continue humanitarian mine action activities and operations in...

IED training for Somali police

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With withdrawal work well underway in Somalia, other work continues to ensure that civilian safety and security is maintained. This saw an intensive, five-day training...

Japanese donation boosts Somali demining effort

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Demining projects in conflict ravaged Somalia received a million dollar lift from the Japanese government this month (May). The support will, the United Nations Mine...

International Day for Mine Awareness

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Global efforts are key to saving lives from the “terrifying legacy’” of unexploded ordnance, which wreaks daily havoc in war torn and post-conflict communities,...

Japanese donation boosts IED removal efforts in Sudan

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Humanitarian mine action in Sudan is seen by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) as one part of peacebuilding in troubled Sudan with...

DRC demining boosted by major Korean donation

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Ongoing and, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) increasing, hostilities put paid to the country’s hopes of being anti-personnel mine compliant by year-end. Support...

ATMIS IED conference

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Mitigation of the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) was the sole agenda item for a conference in Mogadishu. Senior officials from the African...

Major Somali demining operation finishes

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A long-running project to clear two districts – Dhabad and Galdogob – of landmines in northern Somalia finished last month (December), leaving millions of...

UNMAS looking to make CAR mine-free

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Mines, whether anti-personnel or anti-vehicle, are unwanted remnants of conflict and war scattered widely around the world. The UN Mine Action Service (MAS) is visible...

Japan contributes to explosive hazard management in Somalia

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Explosive hazards continue to impact on peace and state building efforts in Somalia with extremist groups using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as a preferred...

South Sudan peacekeepers rescue deminers

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Even those working at removing and disabling mines as well as other potentially lethal remnants of war are not safe from attacks, including ambushes...

International Mine Awareness Day

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International Mine Awareness Day this year is Saturday (4 April) and in line with worldwide efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus, it will...

New team of explosive detection dogs at UN mission in South...

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The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan last week received 37 new explosive detection dogs as part of an...

AU provides demining equipment to mark International Mine Awareness Day

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It wasn't all talk on Friday when the African Union (AU) marked International Mine Awareness Day in Addis Ababa. The continental body handed...

Sniffer dogs on protection duty in South Sudan

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Standing on hind legs to peer at a UN vehicle in South Sudan, the dog poked its head under the hood and...

Sudanese peace deal accelerated pace of mine removal: UN

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The 2005 peace accord that ended Sudan's north-south civil war has enhanced efforts to rid the vast African nation of landmines that...