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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 […]

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 […]

Video: Libya, The Aftermath of War

Libya is contaminated with hundreds of thousands of explosive remnants of war that threaten the safety of civilians and aid workers. If these bombs are not properly managed, they could end up in the wrong hands, jeopardizing Libya's recovery and international security. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is currently on the ground to […]