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Integrating Mine and Explosive Risk Education into the Primary Schools of DRC

Posted on June 25, 2014

In 2013 UNMAS-DRC provided, through its programme, risk education to more than 218,000 Congolese. One of the most important groups that UNMAS targets is young people. This is an enormous task. To address it, UNMAS-DRC, in partnership with the national Ministry of Education, took the initiative to develop teachers’ capacities in delivering risk education in primary schools with the aim of raising awareness about mines and explosive remnants of war.

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Improving National Capacity to Safely Manage Weapons and Ammunition in DRC

Posted on April 24, 2014

 

 [UNMAS Officer Ole Feurer handing over of certificate to one of the course participants. Photo: UNMAS DRC]

On 18 April 2014, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) together with the National Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) held a ceremony to mark the closure of the Weapons and Ammunition Management training course in Kisangani, Province Orientale.

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11,000 Colombians run a race in 4 cities in Colombia to support anti-mine initiatives for the International Mine Awareness Day

Posted on April 16, 2014

An estimated of 11,000 Colombians run a race in four cities in Colombia (Cali, Medellin, Ibague and Bogotá) to support anti-mine initiatives just days after the United Nation's International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on April 4.

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Mine Action responds to South Sudan crisis

Posted on April 11, 2014

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS)  had adapted its programme in South Sudan to respond to evolving needs during the current crisis, the organization’s programme manager, Lance Malin, said today in a statement.

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Breaking Barriers through Basketball

Posted on December 4, 2013

An exhibition match to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was hosted by the South Sudan Wheelchair Basketball Association, in collaboration with UNMAS on 3rd December 2013 at the Nimra Tilata Basketball Stadium, in Juba.

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