Tag Archives | explosive remnants of war (ERW)

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 […]

Bomb-Disposal Personnel Graduate

More than 50 Libyan explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel from the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior recently graduated from a training program to safely dispose of explosive hazards, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The US Embassy in Libya said in a statement that it is proud to support this training alongside generous funding […]

146 Civilian Casualties in Libya in February

From 1 February to 28 February 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 146 civilian casualties – 13 deaths and 133 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included nine men, two women, one girl and one boy killed and 119 men, six women, seven boys and one girl […]

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 […]

Big Increase in Civilian Casualties in January

From 1 January to 31 January 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 102 civilian casualties – 39 deaths and 63 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya, a sharp rise from previous months. Victims included 33 men, one woman, and five boys killed and 62 men and one boy […]