New York. 7 March 2016. Denmark has announced a contribution of USD 4.4 million (DKK 30 million) to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action. This contribution will support the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) humanitarian mine action response in Syria and Iraq, where landmines and other explosive hazards pose a deadly threat to civilians and inhibit access for other humanitarian actors.
People from all over the world go to Skive in Denmark every summer to participate in one of the world’s best explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) courses conducted by DanChurchAid
A military four wheeled drive vehicle stops on a narrow dirt track.
Three men of very different appearance jump out of the vehicle. They are Ahmed Noamann from Lebanon, Servias Tasanangurwa from Zimbabwe and Jack Campbell from Australia.
Ahmed goes over to a person in a black jacket and green pants who is standing and waiting on the road.
Denmark has destroyed its entire stockpile of cluster bombs almost five years in advance of the eight-year deadline set by the convention. This is a strong signal in the global fight against cluster munitions.
DanChurchAid (DCA) commends the Danish authorities for getting rid of the Danish stockpile of cluster munitions four and a half years before the deadline set in the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Geneva, 19 April 2012: A conference on the global ban on cluster bombs has concluded with news that 650,000 cluster munitions stockpiled by States Parties, containing 68.2million explosive submunitions, have been destroyed.
Multi-million dollar contribution will aid urgently needed mine action work in Afghanistan and Libya
NEW YORK, New York, July 21, 2011—As part of an assistance package that will support mine action efforts in Afghanistan and Libya, Denmark contributed DKK$15,000,000 to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action in March 2011. During 2010, Denmark was among the largest donors to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, which the United Nations Mine Action Service manages.