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21 Oct 2012 description

Landmine victims data project opens Uíge - A national project to gather data on people with disabilities and landmines victims, intended to ensure their control and social integration opened Friday in northern Uige province.

This was said at the projects opening ceremony by the coordinator of the national subcommittee for assistance of disabled people and landmine victims, Maria da Nazare de Neto.

01 Oct 2012 description

9/29/12 5:42 PM

Bié

Kuito – The Angolan Red Cross Angola (CVA) in Bié needs various support to continue with prevention programme against landmine accidents and other explosive devices in the province.

This was said to Angop on Saturday by the secretary of CVA, Ângelo Sassango.

With the achievement of peace, the international donors stopped receiving fund aimed for the prevention programmes against landmines and other explosive devices.

17 Sep 2012 description
report Voice of America

Emilie Iob

MALANGE, Angola – Ten years after the end of the civil war in Angola, the country still remains, despite its best efforts, one of the most unexploded mine-affected countries in the world. The African nation was due to finish the demining by 2013, but the Angolan government is requesting a five-year extension to complete the task.

10 Sep 2012 description

This document provides simple practical guidance on land issues for mine action organisations. It covers the following topics: why land matters for mine action; land rights and land release; what mine action organisations can do; and where to get additional information and support.

28 May 2012 description

Huambo – A total of 3.7 million square metres were cleared of landmines in central Huambo province since early last year until now, Angop learned.

This was said Friday in Huambo by the head of the department of infrastructures of the Army, lt.-general, Miguel Kiangala.

Presenting the report on the demining process, during a meeting with the minister of Social Welfare, João Baptista Kussumua, the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) officer said the operations were carried out in the municipalities of Chicala-Cholohanga, Cachiungo, Huambo and Ngove (Caála).

02 Apr 2012 description

Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialists at the National Demining Institute in recent years.

21 Mar 2012 description

Kuito – At least 2,000 landmine victims will be assisted in central Bie province this year by the National Inter-sector Demining and Humanitarian Aid Commission (CNIDAH), Angop learned Wednesday here.

The information was released by CNIDAH field officer, Norberto Quintas, while speaking about landmine victim assistance projects.

The official underlined that the landmine victims will get an assorted range of assistance, including physical rehabilitation, professional training and foodstuffs supplies.

13 Mar 2012 description

Benguela – At least 1,778 landmines and various explosives artefacts that were removed at Catumbela airport (south Benguela province), from January to March this year, were destroyed Tuesday by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

The information was released by INAD department chief in Benguela, Paulino Agostinho Diu, after destroying the landmines and explosive materials at Catumbela airport.

According to the source, at the same period were cleaned 43,532 square metres of land that resulted in removal of 26,358 metals.

11 Mar 2012 description

Chicala-Cholahanga - Thirty staff belonging to the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) concluded Friday the training action held in central Huambo province on handling landmine detectors.

The closing ceremony of the course was presided over by the head of engineering and infrastructures of the Army's General Staff Command, Lt Gen. Miguel Kiangola.

The event that ran from 14 February to 2 March discussed the subjects related to de-mining in the country. It also contributed to the training of technicians and sappers on the social problems facing the population.

06 Mar 2012 description

Luanda – A total of 4,300 square kilometres, including farming areas and land reserves, roads, railways and other infrastructures matching 500,000 football fields, were cleared of landmines under the Government Programme for 2010/2011, Angop learned.

The information is contained in a press release from the Civil Office to the Presidency of the Republic issued Monday in Luanda.

24 Jan 2012 description
report Voice of America

Amra Alirejsovic

Remnants of war, including unexploded ordnance and landmines, are still found in many countries around the world - even decades after conflicts have ended. Those dangers often devastate the lives of local inhabitants, who might not be aware they live in the middle of a minefield.

An international organization that helps clear and destroy weapons left behind in war zones recently screened a documentary called Surviving the Peace, which shows how remnants of a conflict affect people’s lives, even after their country has emerged from war.

09 Jan 2012 description

One hundred per cent of conflict-affected communities questioned on landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination in Moxico province said that following MAG's work they had not had any further accidents and felt safer.

On a hot morning in the community of Luzi, Soba (village head) Lingele sat with his colleagues Daniel Raule Upite, Soba Kandala and Julia Likumbi to talk about MAG’s work with one of our Community Liaison teams.