UNMASUnited Nations Mine Action Service
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UNMAS South Sudan Programme Manager, Tim Lardner, said the mine action community in South Sudan was deeply shocked by the loss of their long-time colleague.
JERUSALEM, April 19, 2017 (WAFA) - Japan has contributed $905,650 to UNMAS (United Nations Mine Action Service) through the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to continue protecting civilians and supporting reconstruction in Gaza, a press release said on Wednesday.
Mine clearance teams are supported by UNMAS, whose regional official is in Naqoura.
he United Nations Office for Project Services (hereinafter referred to as UNOPS) is pleased to invite prospective bidder to submit a bid for procurement of Omni Directional Disruptors for UNMAS Somalia in accordance with the UNOPS
UNMAS has managed to clear 14 million square meters of contaminated land, 3000 kilometers of roads have been made safe and 30,000 mines and explosive remnants of war have been destroyed.
Best known for his role as 007 in the James Bond films, Craig said he is in awe of the men and women at UNMAS as well as their energy and courage.
UNMAS added Japan -- the leading donor to UN efforts to eradicate landmines -- had maintained its "strong support" for humanitarian demining in Afghanistan.
Kandahar's economy is primarily agriculture-based, but the land is also heavily mine-contaminated, with UNMAS estimating that nearly 26,000 residents live within 500 m of a minefield, said a statement.
In keeping with a process already in place for establishing international standards for mine action, UNMAS will promulgate mine action information standards.
The activity has reportedly become the benchmark of cooperation between the EDMP and UNMAS, for the benefit of peace and security for both residents and nomad communities in Abyei area.
Following the Israeli onslaught on Gaza, UNMAS estimates that more than 7,000 explosive ERWs were estimated to remain in the Gaza Strip.