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04 Feb 2015 description
report DanChurchAid

The access to Angola’s remote Alto Zambezi municipality has significantly improved after DCA has ensured that the Caianda Airfield does not contain any landmines

After 22 years of inactivity, the Caianda Airfield in Eastern Angola has been reopened thanks to DCA Angola.

Access to Caianda in the Alto Zambezi municipality is difficult with poor road infrastructure, which is even worse during the wet season. This makes the reopening of the airfield an historic event significantly improving access to Caianda.

12 Aug 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

To date DCA has cleared 7.500.000 m2 of land, removed more than 2.500 landmines and more than 2.500 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Angola’s Moxico Province, which is the largest province in the country. With this large grant of 1.187.500 Euro (approx. DKK 8.854.000) from EuropeAid, supplemented by own funds of 62.500 Euro, DCA is able to continue its work in Moxico for another 12 months directly benefitting 11.250 people through clearance and 11.250 through MRE sessions.

02 Jun 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

5,000 refugees who fled their homes during Angola’s 27 year long civil war can now return to their home area as it has now been cleared of landmines and unexploded ordnance

by Nikolaj Søndergaard

After at least 12 years in refuge more than 5,000 people will now be resettled in Moxico Province in Angola on land cleared of landmines by DanChurchAid (DCA).

08 Nov 2012 description
report DanChurchAid

US Department of State donates USD 200,000 to DanChurchAid’s (DCA) mine action activities in Angola.

Through the support of the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, DCA will be able to continually releasing previously mined land to the benefit of tens of thousands of returnees, resettled Angolans and war-affected communities in Moxico province.

02 Aug 2012 description
report DanChurchAid

Angola, with 12 million landmines, has a tremendous need to clear up the deadly remains of 27 years’ civil war. DanChurchAid can now speed up the process with a new demining machine donated by the A.P. Møller Foundation’s Support Fund.

01.08.2012 by DanChurchAid

Mini MineWolf is the name of the machine, which can help a mine clearance worker remove mines from an area of up to 180 square metres in a day, where a person without help from a Mini MineWolf would only be able to clear 30-40 square metres.

01 Sep 2009 description
report DanChurchAid

Since January 23rd, 2006, DCA's HMA Programme in Angola has been helping to demine a vast area just outside the city of Luena known as Alto Campo.

Located near to the airport, Alto Campo was the sight of heavy fighting during the civil war and much of the village was forced to abandon the land because it was known to contain mines.

The mines of Alto Campo have maimed ten victims in accidents since 2005, and countless more before accurate record-keeping began.

02 Nov 2006 description
report DanChurchAid

Development of the mine clearance system WADS enters a new and exciting phase. During the past twelve months, the big mine clearance system WADS has been tested in very difficult areas in eastern Angola. When the system is fully developed, the WADS should be able to clear roads much faster than ever before and thus open areas for development and traffic. And the need is huge in the country stricken by civil war for decades.

At the present stage of development it is imperative to systematise the huge amount of data collected.

27 Oct 2006 description
report DanChurchAid

Angola, 27/10/2006 - After many months of hard work, the new DanChurchAid demining team in Angola is now ready to do their first official hand-over of a piece of land. With detectors, small shovels, brushes, and hands, the 40 deminers have inch by inch gone through every spot of the more than 3.3 hectare large area.

In the area where one mine had exploded earlier, they found one additional mine, three unexploded mortars and one hand-grenade.

16 Jan 2006 description
report DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid introduces new mine clearance method which is cheaper and more effective than previous methods.

01 Aug 2003 description
report DanChurchAid

The first Angolan refugees have returned from the Kisenge Refugee Camp in the Southern part of DR Congo. Torsten Due-Boje from DCA teaches the returnees mine risk awareness before they leave for their home country; a country where some of them have never been.