Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we have finished clearing mines at the Mozambique – Tanzania border. After more than 20 years of humanitarian demining, the country has declared itself mine-free.
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was one of the first humanitarian demining operators in Mozambique, and has been instrumental part of this victory, says Programme Manager for Norwegian People’s Aid in Mozambique, Afedra Robert Iga.
Vistahermosa, literally translated to mean Beautiful View, is a region located in Colombia’s Meta department in the south-eastern part of the country. For 50 years Vistahermosa has been marred by the ugliness of war. The population has experienced the worst of the on-going violent conflict between Paramiliatries, Government forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). As a result, the region has the highest number of landmine victims in Colombia and the people living here have mostly forgotten what peace feels like.
On June 8th, NPA Colombia was threatened by an armed group and told to immediately leave the area of Santa Helena, Meta, where NPA's regional basecamp is located.
One of NPA’s vehicles was set on fire by the group, claiming to be FARC dissidents who do not want demining to take place. All NPA staff were quickly evacuated and are safe and uninjured.
10 years later, Lebanon’s legacy of landmine and cluster munition contamination is still affecting the lives of the Lebanese people.
As areas of Mosul are liberated from ISIS control, Norwegian People’s Aid partner organisations are the first to arrive with emergency aid.
“People are happy to have their freedom, but the mood remains tense”, says NPA Program Manager Umelto Labetubun.
Norwegian People’s Aid works with the Kurdish Human Rights Organization (KHRO) and Zhya Organization to respond to the needs of civilians in neighbourhoods of Mosul immediately following the expulsion of ISIS by Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
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In order to maintain high quality in Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) mine action programmes and meet new needs in expanding programmes, NPA is recruiting a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for Humanitarian Mine Action. We are looking for a proactive and self-driven technical expert with proven record of accomplishment of planning, implementing and evaluating technical training and operations.
In order to maintain high quality in Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) mine action programmes and meet new needs in expanding programmes, NPA is recruiting a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for Arms Management and Destruction/ Physical Security and Stockpile Management and Explosive Ordnance Destruction. We are looking for a proactive and self-driven technical expert with proven record of accomplishment of planning, implementing and evaluating technical training and operations.