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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK Firm Wins Deal for Explosive Ordnance Disposal

By John Lee. UK-based ATOM Training has won a contract to supply 16 EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) kits in Tripoli. The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $483,373. (Source: UN)

UNMAS Trains Libyans on Humanitarian Mine Action

The United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) started a three-week Non-Technical Survey (NTS) course on July 18, aimed at training ten Libyan nationals currently working in the field of mine action in Benghazi and surrounding areas. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the course is designed to enhance the capacity of […]

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 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 […]