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Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
On the 22nd of July 2014, NPA signed an agreement with the European Union for EUR 1,107,600.00 over the next 21 months to conduct clearance of mines and ERW in Zaire province.
The project started on the 1st of September 2014 and through the project period NPA is expected to release approximately 602,500 m2 of contaminated land. A total of three “high impacted” confirmed hazardous areas have been included in this project and a total of 8,000 men, women and children should directly benefit after the land has been return to the communities.
The life of 64 years old Victoria Graça is transformed thanks to the NPA supported network organization CHOFA.
“I have no words to express the transformations that are happening in my life. Just for you to have an idea; today I am able to read the brand of a product and see the validity date of the product and I am able to sign my name. I participate in the community meetings, I am an activist of land rights and women’s rights and I have great prestige and respect in the community and in CHOFA”.
This report presents the findings, conclu sions and recommendations of an evaluation of the Norwegian support to Norwegian People's Aid's mine action programmes commissioned by Norad's evaluation provides information on the results of Norwegian People's Aid's humanitarian mine activities, and provides recommendations that can be used in future identification, design, and implementation of humanitarian mine activities.
Ten years of the Mine Ban Treaty: A Success Story
On 1 March 2009, the Mine Ban Treaty celebrated the tenth anniversary of its entry into force as international law. The treaty bans all Anti Personnel mines, requires that States destroy stockpiles within four years of becoming a party, requires clearance of Anti Personnel mines already in the ground within 10 years, and urges support to the victims of mines.
By Stuart Maslen, NPA
The treaty has proved a major success in stigmatising Anti Personnel mines.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry and Norwegian People's Aid have entered into a strategic partnership to support civil society in Angola and strengthen human rights and democracy.
The Foreign Ministry will make available a grant not exceeding 49.5 million Norwegian Crowns in the period 2008-2010, according to the agreement which was signed by Norwegian People's Aid General Secretary, Finn Erik Thoresen, and Chargé d'Affairs, Lise Stensrud, in Luanda November 27, 2007.
The Dynamics of Land Tenure Systems in Conda, Amboim and Sumbe Municipalities.
Restoring viable livelihoods is the single major challenge facing rural communities in post-war Angola. The communities in the municipalities of Conda, Ambuim, and Sumbe (CAS) in Kuanza Sul province are meeting this challenge. Given that land is the primary asset for rural households, access to land becomes, therefore, a fundamental imperative. The current land tenure systems offer both opportunities and constraints to the improvement of women's and men's rights to land.
In 2002 the civil war in Angola came to an end. The governing Movimento Popular para a Liberacao de Angola (MPLA) and the Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola (UNITA) are now negotiating their differences by constructive dialogue and preparing for elections to be held in 2004.
Prepared by Norwegian People's Aid
I. The Landmine Problem Today
II. Determining the Extent of the Problem: Surveys and Assessments
III. Mine Clearance Efforts
IV. Mine Awareness Efforts
V. Mine Action Coordination
VI. Planning Mine Action for a Mine-Free World
Prepared for the Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Mine Clearance
Geneva - 13-15 September 1999
by Norwegian People's Aid, Mine Action
Thematic Coordinator for Landmine Monitor