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World + 2 more

HeroDOGs join the APOPO animal team

Today is International Dog Day. APOPO, the global non-profit famed for training African giant pouched rats to detect landmines, has further expanded its existing methods with the inclusion of...

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World + 3 more

Mine Action for a Landmine Free 2025

By Håvard Bach | Head of APOPO Mine Action April 4 2020 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Mine Action clears paths and creates safe ground on which homes can be...

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Cambodia

Ending the fear in Cambodia

Task completion and land handover in Siem Reap. On November 29th, 2019 APOPO held a handover ceremony of releasing 788,257 square meters that were cleared in the past 3 months, with over 170 anti...

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Tanzania + 1 more

Polish support for TB clinics in Dodoma and Morogoro regions

Polish Aid supports APOPO TB detection in Tanzania. This week, the APOPO team was thrilled to host representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tanzania at our Training and Research...

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Angola

Creating a safer future in Uíge

Task completion and new Program Manager for APOPO Angola. During Angola’s 27-year civil war, countless families were forced to flee their homes and faced starvation and the struggle to survive. When...

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Cambodia

Delivering safety to families in Cambodia

APOPO releases safe land back to the village of Dai Ao in Cambodia. On January 16th, APOPO and partner Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) were thrilled to announce the completion of a minefield in...

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Clearing landmines around UNESCO world heritage site

By Michael Heiman | Country Program Manager, APOPO Mine Action Cambodia APOPO is now clearing minefields near Preah Vihear temple. APOPO is delighted to announce support from the Belgian Ministry of...

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Angola

New Angola landmine rats – Refresher training

Update on rat reinforcements in Angola. It has been an exciting month for the mine detection rat (MDR) team in Angola as they welcomed 16 new landmine detecting HeroRATs on May 11th. Angolan MDR...

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Angola

Sixteen rats to reinforce team Angola

UK support trains 16 HeroRATs for mine detection in Angola. About a year ago sixteen baby HeroRATs were chosen from the APOPO breeding center in Tanzania to be trained as landmine detection rats...

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Joins the Ottawa Treaty

On December 13, 2017, Sri Lanka joined the Ottawa treaty banning antipersonnel landmines. This makes Sri Lanka the 163rd country to become a State Party to the Convention. Sri Lanka (formerly known...

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Zimbabwe + 2 more

New Beginnings in Zimbabwe: APOPO to begin clearing landmines

Clearing four-decades old landmines will protect endangered elephants, lions and local communities Harare, Zimbabwe — APOPO, the charity famed for its use of specially trained rats in landmine and...

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Mozambique + 2 more

Flanders donates 1.1 million euros for herorats in Maputo

On September 29th, the Government of Flanders pledged 1.1 million euros to APOPO in Mozambique for its TB-detection program using scent detection rats. In 2012 APOPO and its partner the Eduardo...

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Cambodia

New record: Cambodia casualty-free for a month

For the first time since the end of the civil war, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) recorded no casualties in Cambodia for a whole month. The first half of this year has also shown a drop...

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Cambodia

Recruits ready for the real thing

Last February eight fully trained HeroRATs from the APOPO training center in Morogoro, Tanzania arrived in their new home in Siem Reap, Cambodia. APOPO's Mine Detection Rat Field Coordinator Mark...

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Colombia

APOPO to detect landmines in Colombia

APOPO is proud to announce that it has opened a landmine detection program in Colombia. APOPO has recently registered as an NGO in the country and has asked the Colombian government to consider the...

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Ethiopia + 2 more

APOPO HeroRATs to Detect Tuberculosis in Ethiopia

APOPO, the NGO that trains African giant pouched rats to detect tuberculosis in patients missed by local clinics in Tanzania and Mozambique, is proud to announce the opening of its new TB-detection...

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Colombia

APOPO supports Colombian landmine clearance

For the last few months APOPO has been providing capacity building and technical assistance to Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas (CCCM) – the Colombian campaign to ban landmines. Yesterday, the two...

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