Japan contributes to Explosive Hazard Management in Somalia

UNMAS, The Embassy of Japan to Kenya Explosive hazards continue to have a detrimental impact on peacebuilding and state building in Somalia. Over the past years, extremist groups have used improvised explosive devices (IED) as their preferred weapon against the Read More …

Australia donates additional $1.5 million to de-mining efforts in Iraq

Australia recently donated an additional USD 1.5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in contributions to demining efforts in Iraqi areas that were liberated from the Islamic State. Explosives the terrorist organization planted continue to be one Read More …

Mosul’s ‘3D contamination’ adds to challenges of deadly mine clearance work

Government-led military campaigns and conflict to retake Iraq’s cities from the extremists, also known as Da’esh, displaced more than 5.8 million people between 2014 and 2017. Many are still homeless or unable to return home because of what UNMAS calls Read More …

Rising landmine blast toll in Afghanistan highlights long-term care needs of survivors

Latest data from UNMAS, the UN Mine Action Service, shows that 1,415 Afghan civilians were killed or injured by mines and so-called explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 2018. Children make up eight in 10 of ERW casualties, according to Read More …

UNMAS demolishes its one millionth explosive item in South Sudan – a 100kg bomb

A newly-cleared mine field was turned into an arena for a big bang today, as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) demolished a 100kg air-dropped bomb in South Sudan, marking its one millionth destruction of explosive items in the Read More …

Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, also apprised the Council of the alarming security situation in the central and northern areas of the African State, saying it was “of grave concern,” and provided “a major challenge” to Read More …

Italy donates 585,000 euros to explosive hazard clearance in Iraq

Italy has committed a further 585,000 euros to UNMAS, the UN’s mine clearing agency, to support efforts to clear Iraq of landmines and unexploded remnants of war, allowing displaced families to return. Years of war with ISIS have left the Read More …

The European Union continues to support explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities Read More …

Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, the UN DSRSG/RC/HC, representatives of the National Mine Action Authority, and UNMAS Programme Manager visit Kasire Village in Rajaf

A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the UN, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Read More …