Tag Archives | de-mining

Securing Ammunition in Libya

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. But for the cities and towns where arms and ammunition are stashed in residential […]

Scouts Mark International Mine Action Day

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action was marked in Libya by these boy and girl scouts, a drawing exhibition and official speeches for the occasion. It was the children’s day to show that their efforts could make a difference. The unseasonal hot springtime weather did not deter the scouts, who were […]

Japan Contributes to Libyan Mine Clearance

Japan is contributing US$1.8 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to facilitate the clearance of explosive remnants of war, coordinated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The 2011 conflict in Libya exacerbated the threat of explosive remnants of war […]

Germany Funds Misrata De-Mining

The German government is to fund two international mine clearance teams to clear and secure an ammunition store in Misrata. Commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office, the international NGO Handicap International will clear what was formerly a weapons and munitions storage bunker of remnants of war, and secure it. During the battles in Misrata, […]

UK Experts Help Libya with IED Detection

A British team has completed repair work on specialist equipment to detect and dispose of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Libya, the British Embassy has said. “The team has been assisting the Libyan Government and the Ministry of Interior repair its specialist equipment so that it is better able to deal with a range of […]