1. South Sudan Mine Risk Education


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    • Libya: The Aftermath of War


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      Libya is contaminated with hundreds of thousands of explosive remnants of war that threaten the safety of civilians and aid workers. If these bombs are not properly managed, they could end up in the wrong hands, jeopardizing Libya's recovery and international security. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is currently on the ground to help clear this threat.

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      • Clearing Landmines in Western Sahara


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        Western Sahara is affected by thousands of landmines and explosive remnants of war left over from 20 years of conflict between Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) considers Western Sahara one of the most heavily mined territories in the world, with over 2,500 casualties reported since 1975. UNMAS plays a key role in reducing the humanitarian risks and improving living conditions for Saharans and UN personnel. This film highlights UNMAS work in creating a safe environment across Western Sahara.

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        • United Nations Mine Action Service: Here's What Motivates Us


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          Ever wonder what it's like to work with explosives? Why would you choose to walk through a minefield? Here are some answers to these questions....from the staff of the UN Mine Action Service. UNMAS works in highly dangerous environments so families around the world can live safe, secure lives.

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          • Demining the DRC


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            As a result of a decade of conflicts in and around the country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has major landmine and explosive remnants of war contamination. Even if the level of contamination varies from one Province to another, all provinces are affected. Based on recent figures of hazardous areas entered in the Information Management System for Mine Action Equateur, Katanga and Sud Kivu remain the most contaminated provinces of the country. This video provides an overview of the impact of landmines in the DRC and UN efforts to clear this land so that lives and livelihoods can return to normal.

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            • UN through the lens with Marco Grob: combating the scourge of landmines in Afghanistan


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              Every month in Afghanistan, away from the headlines, an average of 40 people are killed or injured by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Large areas of potential farmland are kept out of bounds and economic development is being held back. The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) supported Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) coordinates all work carried out by implementing partners of the Mine Action Programme. UNMAS also funds these implementing partners to remove mines, support victims and conduct mine risk education about the dangers posed by these weapons. The Mine Ban Treaty's goal is to have all landmines in Afghanistan removed by 2013. The renowned photographer Marco Grob travelled to Afghanistan in February to document survivors of mines and the work of MACCA and UNMAS. He visited a minefield, witnessed clearance activities, met with survivors and toured a school where students are taught about mines. Mr. Grob’s images are being released today as the UN marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. He spoke with the UN News Centre about his impressions from his trip.

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              • IMPACT: A Project of Columbia University & UN Mine Action Service


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                Princess Diana walking though an Angolan minefield wearing a ballistic helmet and flak jacket, greeting children with injuries--this is what "landmine action" conjures up for many of us. In fact, landmine action has come a long way since that time, due in large part to the leadership of the United Nations. In Spring 2010, I served as an advisor for a "capstone workshop" on landmine action offered by at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. The client was the United Nations Mine Action Service, or UNMAS, the coordinating arm for the UN's demining efforts. This short film chronicles the students' discoveries.

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