Tag Archives | Landmines

Russia, Wagner "Complicating Libyan Ceasefire Efforts"

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte […]

EU helps Libya with Mine Clearance

EU provides assistance to Libya in mine clearance operations Last week, EU Ambassador to Libya Mr. Alan Bugeja and the Libyan Minister of Interior discussed ongoing EU support in demining and clearing IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) so that the inhabitants of the areas around the former frontlines around Tripoli can safely return to their homes. […]

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 […]

UK delivers Equipment to help Sirte

The British Government has delivered £3 million of equipment to the Libyan Authorities to help make the city of Sirte safe. The state of the art equipment will enable multiple IED search and disposal teams to operate at the same time. They will use the latest procedures and disposal methods to safely defeat explosive and […]

Engineers Trained in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

On 6 October, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) successfully implemented a special-to-theatre training of 12 Libyan Military Engineers. The month-long training aimed to enhance the Libyan capacity to carry out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and respond to the contamination resulting from protracted armed conflict. The Military Engineers’ teams carry out clearance tasks to […]

South African Firm to Train Libyan Military

By John Lee. South Africa-based Denel (SOC) Ltd, trading as Denel Land Systems Incorporating MECHEM, has won a contract to provide a "Special to Theatre Advanced Explosives Ordnance Disposal Training Course" for the Libyan Military Engineers and Police Forensic EOD Section. The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and […]

Training on Weapons Risk for Libyan Women

UN implements new training on Small Arms and Light Weapons risks for Libyan Women The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) started a new phase of its project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) risk awareness in Libya, kindly supported by the Italian Development Cooperation Agency. In line with UN Security Council resolutions promoting […]

Libyan Women trained on Weapons Awareness by the UN

11 Libyan Women trained on Small Arms and Light Weapons Awareness by the UN The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently involved 11 women from across Libya in a workshop aimed at enhancing trainees’ capacity to spread Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) awareness messages in their home communities. This event was kindly supported […]