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.
Two Others Killed, One Inured in Roadside Bombing
A VVAF Iraq Landmine Impact Survey Team Leader suffered second-degree burns from an explosion Sunday in northern Iraq. While traveling in a taxi, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated nearby, severely injuring this VVAF team member and one of his medical colleagues.