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Today's Mine Action News (16 May 2013)

Posted on May, 13 2013

AFRICA

DRC
Weapons Destruction by UNMACC of Weapons Collected by DDR/RR MONUSCO
[UNMAS-DRC] The United Nations Coordination Centre (UNMACC) in collaboration with the Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement (DDR/RR) division of MONUSCO in South Kivu will be holding a weapons destruction ceremony this Thursday 09 May 2013.  

Libya
Boosting Mine Risk Education for Schools
[Libya Herald] Libyan children are still at risk from the dangers posed by mines, unexploded ordinance and weapons. As part of an extended programme to spread the message, the Department of Education has boosted the knowledge and skills of specialist trainers.

South Sudan
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) support DanChurchAid’s (DCA) Mine Action activities in South Sudan
[DCA] By training teachers how to pass on important safety messages to their students, DCA will protect more South Sudanese children from mine and UXO accidents. 

 

ASIA

Afghanistan
11 Afghan Landmine Clearers Abducted
[Huffington Post] Unidentified kidnappers have abducted 11 Afghans working in a U.N.-affiliated landmine clearing program in the east of the country, officials said Saturday.

Myanmar
Landmine Victims Get Prosthetics
[Eleven Myanmar] Myanmar Disable Association (Yangon Headquarter) is helping the landmine victims of Kyaukkyi township in Bago region to be able to walk again with prosthetic legs, donated by an American religious mission.

AMERICAS

USA
Prince Harry Backs Anti-Landmine Cause on US Visit to Washington
[BBC] Prince Harry has started his seven-day visit to the US by visiting an exhibition on Capitol Hill, Washington, highlighting the work of anti-landmine organisation, the Halo Trust.

Prince Harry Pays Respects at Arlington National Cemetery
[BBC] Prince Harry has been paying his respects at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia on the second day of his tour of the United States.

EUROPE

Slovakia
Amnesty International: Slovakia Must Ratify Convention Banning Cluster Ammunitions
[The Slovak Spectator] Amnesty International Slovakia (AIS) on Tuesday, May 7 called on the Slovak government to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions which bans the use, production and storage of cluster bombs. The convention was approved five years ago.

 

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