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25 Jul 2011 description

Deadly Explosive Remnants of War in Libya

The ongoing conflict in Libya has led to a significant Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) problem throughout the country and has resulted in a significant number of deaths and injuries to civilians. The threat this poses to aid workers is jeopardizing the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid in some areas.

The issues that have been encountered to date include:

  • Unexploded Ordnance Contamination (UXO) in the conflict areas.

  • Abandoned Ordnance (AO)

11 Jul 2011 description

Deadly Explosive Remnants of War in Libya

Fighting in Libya since February has led to a significant Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) contamination that threatens to increase the number of deaths and injuries of civilians and aid workers as well as jeopardize the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid. The ongoing conflict is creating a deadly topography in homes, communities and workplaces with a lethal collection of unexploded ordnance, abandoned ammunition and newly laid landmines.

The Joint Mine Action Coordination Team

05 Jul 2011 description

Deadly Explosive Remnants of War in Libya

Fighting in Libya since February has led to a significant Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) contamination that threatens to increase the number of deaths and injuries of civilians and aid workers as well as jeopardize the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid. The ongoing conflict is creating a deadly topography in homes, communities and workplaces with a lethal collection of unexploded ordnance, abandoned ammunition and newly laid landmines.

The Joint Mine Action Coordination Team