The United Nations Focal Point for Mine Action
UNMAS is the United Nations focal point for mine action. Fourteen entities are working together in the United Nations system to implement the United Nations vision of a world free from the threat of mine, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) including cluster munitions. UNMAS leads that effort in six key areas:
• Survey, mark, fence-off, and clear explosive hazards, including mines, ERW, cluster munitions
In Darfur, approximately 3.5 million people currently receive food aid, including some 1.4 million in camps.
Some 56,000 people remain displaced mostly in Agok and South Sudan. Of 105,000 who ed in may 2011, some 35,000 returned quickly to areas south of the Bahr Al Arab/Kiir river, and 14,000 others returned to areas north of the river.
UNMAS clearance operations support agricultural development and improve livelihoods.
To make communities of FATA disaster resilient and establish robust coping mechanism with a view to equip FDMA and line directorates of FATA Secretariat with the knowledge, tools and capacity to minimize impact of disaster in FATA
The mission of this plan is: ‘provide strategy to effectively respond to disasters in FATA where stakeholders can contribute in all phases of emergency’.
Objectives of DRM Plan:
Objectives of the plan are:
The Republic of Congo continues to deal with effects of a massive explosion at an ammunition depot in the Ouenze quarter of Brazzaville. Search operations, led by the Fire Service, and supported by the National Red Cross continue. At the time of writing more than 200 persons are reported as dead, and 1500 injured.
The scene of the explosion is a wasteland. The risk of fire is hampering access. The area as shown below is ca. 20 hectares. The surrounding built-up areas have suffered massive collateral damage.
This update is issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as coordinator of the Protection Cluster in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). It has been jointly prepared by members of the Protection Cluster Working Group in the Gaza Strip, including: UNICEF, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Dameer Association for Human Rights, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, UNESCO, UN Mine Action Team (UNMAT) and the Emergency Water and Sanitation Hygiene Group (EWASH).
DDG clears 120 ERW in Sirte
After a week of training and “gearing” up, all Danish Demining Group (DDG) teams were eager to get dirty again and dispose of explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Sirte.
Three teams cleared 37 tasks reported by the local community and disposed of 120 ERW. On top of this, they cleared three additional schools as requested by ACTED/CESVI to prepare for the first day of school for the kids since the war.
Libya Holds Second National Mine/ERW Risk Education Workshop
As 2011 came to an end, real progress on the national coordination of risk education (RE) for mine and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Libya seemed to begin. The first ever national workshop on the subject was held in Tripoli, with representatives from Government, the UN and international and national NGOs coming together to discuss how best to meet the RE needs across Libya.
JMACT Welcomes 2012 with Renewed Commitment but Still Lacks Sufficient Resources
At the end of 2011, the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team (JMACT) launched an appeal for greater support towards reducing the contamination of mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Libya. Without greater funds, life-saving mine action work would be forced to reduce even in the face of rising threats.