Tag Archives | Landmines

UN Trains Libyans on De-Mining Tool

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), in partnership with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), provided a two-week training course to 15 implementing partners of the Libyan mine action community in the IMSMA tool (Information Management System for Mine Action) between March 28 and April 8, 2016. This also included a one-day […]

Joint Statement by UNSMIL and UNMAS on Mine Action Day

Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Libya commemorates this day for the fifth time since the revolution in 2011. The theme for this year is “Mine Action is a Humanitarian Action.” In conflict-ridden countries like Libya, the high level of contamination from explosive remnants […]

Libyans Complete Bomb Disposal Course

Seventeen Libyan participants successfully completed a three-week-long humanitarian emergency response training course for explosive ordnance disposal on 5 November 2015. This humanitarian emergency response training course was intended to enhance the capacity of Libyan explosive ordnance disposal operators to conduct the safe and effective disposal of landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the field. The […]

Libyans Complete De-Mining Course

The United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) and Arms and Ammunition Advisory Section (AAAS) of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have celebrated an Awards and Graduation Ceremony for the nine successful Libyan participants, who completed the three week-long Capacity Enhancement Training on Mine Risk Education (MRE) on 23 October 2015. Over 30 […]

UNMAS Course on De-Mining

UNMAS Celebrates Completion of Non-Technical Survey Course Programme The United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) and Arms and Ammunition Advisory Section (AAAS) of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have celebrated the successful graduation of 15 Libyan participants including a female who completed the five day-long Non-Technical Survey Course on 9 October 2015. […]

Training for Libyans on Mine Action

United Nations Launches 4-Week Training for Libyans on Humanitarian Mine Action, Emergency Response The United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) and Arms and Ammunition Advisory Section (AAAS) of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have launched a four-week training programme for 20 Libyan participants to enhance Libyan capacity in humanitarian mine action and […]

Launch of 2014 Portfolio for Mine Action

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Libyan Mine Action Centre (LIBMAC) launched the 2014 Portfolio for Assistance in Humanitarian Mine Action and Arms and Ammunition Management, seeking to raise from international donors an additional US$17 million for this year to support efforts to rid Libya of the explosive remnants of war. The […]

Libya Struggles to Clear Explosive Remnants of War

From IRIN Humanitarian News & Analysis. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. It took just over six months for Libyan rebels to overthrow the 42-year regime of Muammar Gaddafi, but nearly two years later, addressing the after-effects of the civil conflict remains a work […]