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 …
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.
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2006 -- The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Information Management & Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) will begin providing humanitarian technical assistance to the United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA) this month, in Kabul, Afghanistan. This project is funded by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
UNMACA centrally manages and coordinates funding, field staff, mine detecting dog training, technical assistance, and quality assurance activities in support of all mine action activities in Afghanistan.
Operations Begin in Gbadolite, Along Northern Border with Central African Republic
Washington, D.C., April 6, 2006 - The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) Information Management & Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) began Phase Two of the Abandoned Ordnance (AO)/Hazardous Ordnance (HO) Survey this week in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), along the Central African Republic (CAR) border.
Washington, D.C., March 10, 2006 -- The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) Information Management & Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) will begin phase 2 of the Abandoned Ordnance (AO)/Hazardous Ordnance (HO) Survey toward the end of March in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), funded by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and partnering with Mines Advisory Group (MAG). VVAF's iMMAP and MAG developed site survey methodology for Abandoned Ordnance (AO) and Hazardous Ordnance (HO) in Pweto Province of DRC in 2005.
Iraq Veteran Officially Launches Program To Assist Iraq's Most Innocent Victims of War: Children Powers' Orphans and Street Kids Project Has New Identity: War Kids Relief
The war in Iraq is leaving thousands of children either orphaned or abandoned, with their numbers increasing as conditions in the country remain unstable and uncertain. According to UNICEF, children under 18 constitute nearly 50 percent of Iraq's population of 24 million people.
Washington, DC - January 5, 2005 - In the wake of the devastating tsunamis that destroyed much of South Asia, VVAF's Information Management & Mine Action Programs (iMMAP) has been activated to participate in the global response to one of the world's worst modern natural disasters.
Using standing emergency resources generously provided by the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (IERHB), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iMMAP will immediately deploy three Information Management (IM)/Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists to assist the …