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Non-governmental Organization based in United States of America

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09 Nov 2007 description

INTRODUCTIION

Growing out of the world wide collaborative efforts of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its Ottawa Treaty, Landmine Impact Surveys are executed to meet the overlapping needs of international donors, national authorities in landmine-and unexploded ordnance (UXO)-impacted countries, as well as Humanitarian Mine Action planners and implementers.

The overall vision of Landmine Impact Surveys as articulated by the Survey Working Group (SWG) is to "facilitate the prioritizing of human, material and financial resources supporting humanitarian mine action at …

21 Jul 2006 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Information Management and Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) will soon be deploying a specialist to Lebanon to provide emergency relief services as conflict surmounts. The United Nations Joint Logistics Center (UNJLC) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have asked for iMMAPs immediate assistance in emergency information management services overseas as the agency plans relief operations.

18 Jul 2006 description

iMMAP to Deploy Security Information System in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. -- The Information Management and Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) of VVAF received a substantial grant this week from the U.S.

14 Jun 2006 description

Iraq Landmine Survey Suspended Due to Near-Death Explosion

Iraq. Sudan. The Democratic Republic of Congo. Afghanistan. In 2006 VVAF's Information Management and Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) staff are active in some of the most dangerous places in the world, overcoming setbacks to carry out their critical humanitarian work.

As the violence continues, political instability increases, and the risks of working in these environments heighten. Nevertheless, iMMAP continues involvement in dangerous areas.