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Today's Mine Action News (15 July 2013)

Posted on July, 15 2013

AFRICA

Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2013
[OCHA] The United Nations Cenral Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated over the last three months a total of US$19.8 million to Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Mali and Senegal. This brings to $47.9 million the total amount allocated so far in 2013 to West and Central Africa.

Libya
Securing Ammunition in Libya, A Step Towards Improving Public Safety
[UNMISS] Building an ammunition shelter may not come across as a priority for many Libyans, who face the challenges of a post-revolution transitional period buffeted by political divisions, armed clashes as well as disruptions in the country’s major lifeline in oil production.

South Sudan
ECHO Donates EUR 1.5 million for Mine Action Activities in South Sudan
[UNMAS] The European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has announced they will contribute EUR 1.5 million for mine action activities in South Sudan.

AMERICA

Colombia
Colombia Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | 1 – 30 June 2013
[OCHA] OCHA recorded 15 accidents due to antipersonnel mines (APM) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in June, leaving 15 victims (11 civilians).

ASIA

Myanmar
Karen Women Loses Leg in Landmine Incident
[Burma News International] A Karen woman, Naw Ma Pain, 41-, who lives in Htee Kyar Mae village in Waw Lay area, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, stepped on the landmine on early May that resulted in the amputation of her leg.

EUROPE

Switzerland
Switzerland to Destroy Munitions Stocks
[genevalunch.com] Switzerland has given the job of destroying its landmine and cluster munitions stocks to a Germany company and work will begin later in 2013 to eliminate them.

GLOBAL

MineWolf Systems News
[MineWolf System] A MineWolf (MW370) platform and MineWolf Systems’ team deployed to Turkey at the beginning of June on a rental contract with the short term task to mechanically clear lines for a seismic survey to be conducted. 

 

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