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EU funds Training for Mine Risk Education

With a generous funding from EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement, twelve volunteers from Libya Red Crescent and the Boy Scouts completed a five-day training on delivering Mine Risk Education to Children, caregivers and community members. The overall objective of the Mine Risk Education programme is to equip girls and boys with the knowledge and skills required […]

3F Wins Explosives Disposal Contract

By John Lee. Libyan NGO Free Fields Foundation (3F) has won a contract to provide a “Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Non-Technical Survey in Benghazi.” The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $447,465. (Source: UN)

3F Continues De-Mining work in Tawergha

The Free Fields Foundation (3F), with support from the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), has said it will continue its work in the Tawergha community in 2019 by conducting risk education and explosive ordnance disposal to enable the safe return of IDPs. 3F is a neutral, humanitarian mine action organization based in Tripoli, that […]

US, UK Support De-Mining in Sirte

The US Embassy in Libya and British Embassy in Libya have signed an agreement with DanChurchAid (DCA) to continue a critical demining project in Sirte. The United States will provide $1.5 million to this 16-month project to help the people of Sirte in their efforts to revive their city after Daesh occupation. (Source: US Embassy […]

Netherlands Supports DCA’s Emergency Response in Derna

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will support DanChurchAid (DCA)‘s Libya’s Humanitarian Mine Action programme to deliver a 12-month intervention to contribute to human security in and around the city of Derna in Libya. A total of 50,000 square meters of priority residential, utility supply, medical and educational sites will be handed back […]

UK signs contract with Free Fields Foundation

By John Lee. The UK’s Ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, has signed a contract with Libyan NGO Free Fields Foundation (3F), in a joint UK–Swiss funded campaign to raise awareness of the dangers posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to 3F, its aim is to eventually eliminate the social, economic and environmental impact […]

UN delivers Equipment to help deal with Explosive Hazards

Explosive remnants of war lead to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives. In […]

200+ Tonnes of Explosive Remnants of War Destroyed

At the end of January 2018, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) completed phase one of its initiative to destroy Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) which have been endangering the lives of Misratan communities, and of the wider Libyan population. More than 200 tonnes of ERW were successfully eliminated with the support of the […]