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26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

22 Jan 2016 description

By Iain Overton on 22 Jan 2016

In 2015, 21 countries were witness to suicide bomb attacks – the most countries ever impacted by this form of violence.

This finding by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes from their Global Explosive Violence Monitor. This monitor charts media reports of explosive harm suffered by civilians around the world.

AOAV’s data on suicide bombings for 2015 shows that:

05 Jun 2015 description

Overview

It is estimated that two million people, almost one-third of the total population, may have been affected by the conflict in Libya, due to displacement, the disruption of food, fuel, water, and medical supplies, as well as electricity, gas, healthcare and public services (Interagency Rapid Assessment 12/2014; European Commission 22/12/2014).

This report presents the available secondary data on the impact of the crisis. Current data is supplemented with information on the impact of the 2011 crisis and/or pre-crisis data wherever possible.

20 Dec 2013 description

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 17 décembre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution de 15 subventions.

AIDES - Accès à la prévention et aux traitements du VIH/sida en Afrique et dans les Caraïbes

22 Nov 2013 description

Dramatic drop in landmine casualties, lives saved as clearance and funding reach new peaks; yet antipersonnel mine use by Yemen and a small number of states and armed groups must be urgently addressed

(Geneva, 28 November 2013): Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action, according to Landmine Monitor 2013, the latest annual report of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, released today in Geneva.

15 Aug 2013 description

15-08-2013 Introduction

La délégation régionale de Tunis couvre la Tunisie et le Maroc / Sahara occidental. Ses activités principales sont les visites aux personnes privées de liberté en Tunisie, la réponse aux conséquences humanitaires du conflit au Sahara occidental, le rétablissement du contact entre les membres de familles dispersées et la promotion du droit international humanitaire. . Protection des détenus

08 Sep 2011 description

Events in Libya have been fast-moving in July and August 2011, resulting in the emergence of significant new needs, which MAG has been working hard to assess and respond to. As the fighting has moved across the country, MAG has been consistently present, supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid, reducing the risk represented by unexploded ordnance (UXO) through destroying dangerous items, and providing life-saving Risk Education to refugees based in Tunisia. Examples of some of the work MAG carried out in July and August 2011 include:

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

06 Sep 2011 description

Events in Libya have been fast-moving in July and August, resulting in the emergence of significant new needs, which MAG has been working hard to assess and respond to.

As the fighting has moved across the country, MAG has been supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid, reducing the risk represented by unexploded ordnance (UXO) through destroying dangerous items, and providing life-saving Risk Education to refugees based in Tunisia.

Examples of some of the work MAG carried out in July and August include:

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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