Baghdad, 17 October 2017– The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Government of Italy for UNMAS 2017 programme activities in Iraq. The support will facilitate humanitarian partners access to areas retaken from Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and allow for the safe return of displaced persons to their communities.
The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan September. According to the Civilian Protection Advocacy fold decline of civilian casualties compared to previous months. Around 101 people were killed and an additional 140 people were injured, including women and children.
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
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KABUL, 12 September 2017 – The Afghanistan Directorate for Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Afghanistan condemn in the strongest terms the killing of an Afghan deminer by Anti Government Elements, reportedly affiliated to Daesh/Islamic State Khorasan province, in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar.
Baghdad, Iraq, 5 September 2017: The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has contributed an additional GBP 4 million towards the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme in Iraq, allowing critical explosive hazard management activities to continue in areas newly liberated from Da’esh. The UK support will enable UNMAS to respond to humanitarian and stabilization priorities, critical to reconstruction and the facilitation of the safe return of the displaced people to their communities.