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11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

24 Oct 2018 description

Inter-communal violence threatens civilians in northern Nigeria

On Sunday, 21 October, government authorities in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State deployed a “Special Intervention Force” and imposed a 24-hour curfew in the region. The curfew was in response to inter-communal violence that erupted over the weekend in Kaduna city, just days after 55 people were killed during clashes in the town of Kasuwan Magani.

05 Sep 2018 description

Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.

New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.

Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.

24 Aug 2018 description

This was said Thursday by the chief of Staff of the Military Region Center, Brigadier João Kaluapa.

Kaluapa was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Methodological Meeting of FAA Engineering and Infrastructure Specialists.

He also said that FAA demining experts will continue to contribute to the process of building and rebuilding bridges and roads throughout the Central Military Region.

The move is intended to promote the safe free movement of people and goods.

21 Jul 2018 description

Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.

The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.

The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

18 Jun 2018 description
report APOPO

Update on rat reinforcements in Angola.

It has been an exciting month for the mine detection rat (MDR) team in Angola as they welcomed 16 new landmine detecting HeroRATs on May 11th. Angolan MDR Supervisor Alfredo Adamo eagerly received the rats and was very pleased to report that they arrived in good health and settled easily into their new home in Uíge Province about 300 kilometers from the capital city of Luanda.

26 May 2018 description

Caxito - Some 14, 796 unexploded ordnance were destroyed Friday in Icau locality, Dande municipality (northern Bengo province).

This is part of the ongoing demining process in the country, the head of operations of the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Bengo, Paulo Canganjo, told the press.

Several metals, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, were among the devices destroyed by INAD.

03 May 2018 description
report HALO Trust

The HALO Trust is to partner with Cazengo Coffee, who will be offering Angolan coffee to the US market for the first time in 40 years and contributing a share of sales to landmine clearance in Angola.

Angola’s battle for independence from Portugal, followed by a civil war that lasted for decades, devastated Angola its agricultural economy. Previously Angola had been the fourth largest coffee producer in the world.

02 Apr 2018 description

Two decades ago, Diana Princess of Wales walked in Angola’s minefields. In doing so, she captured the conscience of states, civil society and the public and helped inspire the final successful push to achieve the groundbreaking 1997 Ottawa Treaty banning landmines. States, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and campaigners came together in a way that changed the world.

29 Mar 2018 description
report HALO Trust

Cuito Cuanavale, Angola—site of the largest battle on African soil since World War II and a potent symbol of Angola’s brutal civil war.

28 Mar 2018 description

STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Period: January – December 2018
Current Population: 35,081 registered; 25,622 assisted, 20 January 2018
Population Planning Figures: 50 000
Target Beneficiaries: 50 000
Financial Requirements: USD 63,881,332.98
Number of Partners: 22

PARTNERS IN THE RESPONSE

Angolan Red Cross I CARITAS I CICAJ I FAO I IOM I JRS I LWF I MAG I MdM I NCA I PIN I UNAIDS I UNDP I UNDSS I UNFPA I UNESCO I UNHCR I UNICEF I UNRCO I WFP I WHO I WVI I

BACKGROUND

09 Mar 2018 description
report APOPO

UK support trains 16 HeroRATs for mine detection in Angola.

About a year ago sixteen baby HeroRATs were chosen from the APOPO breeding center in Tanzania to be trained as landmine detection rats. With the support of the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (UK), these rats have now successfully completed their training and are being prepared to move to their new home in northwestern Angola.

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

21 Dec 2017 description

Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.

20 Dec 2017 description

Viena, Bruselas, Ginebra - La Unión Europea (UE) ha anunciado un apoyo adicional para que los países afectados puedan cumplir con sus obligaciones en virtud de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal que prohíbe el uso, la producción, la transferencia y el almacenamiento de estas armas.