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Today's Mine Action News (12 August 2013)

Posted on August, 12 2013

AFRICA

Angola
Prince Harry Visits Angola to See Mine Clearance Efforts
[CNN] Prince Harry has arrived in the southern African nation of Angola to visit mine clearance projects run by the same charity backed by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Press Release: Prince Harry Visits HALO Programme in Angloa
[HALO Trust] Guy Willoughby, CEO of the HALO Trust said "Prince Harry, Patron of the HALO Trust's 25th Anniversary Appeal, is on a private visit to Angola to see HALO's mineclearance."  

Libya
Analysis: Libya Struggles to Clear Explosive Remnants of War
[IRIN]  It took just over six months for Libyan rebels to overthrow the 42-year regime of Muammar Gaddafi, but nearly two years later, addressing the after-effects of the civil conflict remains a work in progress. 

MINURSO
Year in Review: 2012 United Nations Peace Operations
The Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC) in coordination with MINURSO and UNMAS serves as the mine action focal point within MINURSO, providing landmine safety briefings and refresher training to all UN personnel.

South Sudan
South Sudan Mine Action Briefing (July 2013)
[UNMAS South Sudan] July marked two years of independence ot the Republic of South Sudan.  During last two year of South Sudan’s independence, UNMAS has supported the clearance of over 13,000 acres and 3,000 km of roads, enabling the delivery of life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people.

EUROPE

Lebanon
Anniversary of Cluster Bomb Strikes in Lebanon Highlights Urgency of Global Ban
[CMC] On the seventh anniversary of Israeli cluster bomb strikes on Lebanon, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) remembers those killed and injured during the attacks and in the years since, and urges all governments to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions immediately to prevent further atrocities against civilians.

 

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