UN enhances capacity of Libyan Security institutions to deal with the threats of explosive hazards

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has successfully completed the delivery of a two-week training course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) for 16 Libyan National Safety Authority (NSA) and Military Engineers from Tripoli and Benghazi. The two-week training of trainers training aimed to Read More …

Commencement of the explosive hazards clearance activities in Mosul’s Old City

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has recently been granted access to the Old City of Mosul to assess, survey and clear explosive hazards including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war to complement the work of the Read More …

The Government of Germany continues to support the clearance of explosive hazards in the newly retaken areas of Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 7 million from the Government of Germany for survey and clearance of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war, in Iraq. The support Read More …

UN delivering coordinated humanitarian response in wake of Mogadishu bombings

The United Nations family of agencies and programmes is continuing to roll out its response in support of the recovery and clean-up effort in Mogadishu following Saturday’s massive car bomb blast, which killed some 300 people, injured hundreds more, and Read More …

AMISOM, SNA and partners convene to review threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices in Somalia

A symposium to review threats posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Somalia, and plan mitigating measures, opened in Mogadishu today. Representatives from the AU Mission in Somalia, the Somali security forces, the UN and the British forces are attending Read More …

UNMAS Afghanistan and DMAC Strongly Condemn Brutal Murder of an Afghan Deminer in Nangarhar

The Afghanistan Directorate for Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Afghanistan condemn in the strongest terms the killing of an Afghan deminer by Anti Government Elements, reportedly affiliated to Daesh/Islamic State Khorasan province, Read More …