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Civilian Humanitarian Demining Officially Begins in Colombia

Posted on October 11, 2013

18 September 2013, Colombia

Colombia: Civilian humanitarian demining has officially begun in Colombia. Deminers employed by The HALO Trust, an implementing partner of UNMAS, started work in Southeast Antioquia on Wednesday evening, 18th September 2013.

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Large Ammunition Storage Facility Handed Over

Posted on October 10, 2013

UNMAS today handed over a large, brand new ammunition depot, consisting of six separate buildings, to the Ministry of Defence in Province Orientale. Located on the outskirts of Kisangani, the capital of the province, the new compound, built to international safety standards, will serve to safeguard the munitions of the Army of the Democratic Republic of Congo based in the province.

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UNMAS Director in South Sudan

Posted on September 23, 2013

UNMAS Director Inaugurates new Mine Action Projects in South Sudan

This week, the Director of UNMAS, Ms. Agnes Marcaillou, visited South Sudan to meet with senior officials, tour recently launched mine action initiatives and inaugurate an armory newly refurbished.

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ECHO Donates EUR 1.5 million for Mine Action Activities in South Sudan

Posted on July 10, 2013

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.

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Princess Astrid of Belgium to serve as Special Envoy of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Posted on June 20, 2013

[APMBC] Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, a longtime advocate of landmine survivors’ rights, will add her voice as Special Envoy representing the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, in worldwide efforts to promote the landmark treaty. 

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UNMAS was first established in 2004, in what is now South Sudan. UNMAS undertakes clearance tasks, both manual...

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