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27 Nov 2015 description

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.

04 Oct 2012 description

A Somali girls’ school is fighting the stigma that girls are inferior to the boys, but struggles to get teaching materials for its students because of lack of funding.

Author: Tine Johansen

09 Dec 2003 description

Four years of failing rain have resulted in the worst drought since 1974 in the Sool region, reports Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) representatives' in Somalia. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently granted USD 450 000 to NPA's relief work in the Somalian Sool region.
The Sool Plateau has been badly affected by the drought through several years. The local pastoralists are totally dependent on their livestock to survive. They move with their animals to wherever they can find water and pasture. The situation is now alarming.