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Norway Increases Support for Mine Clearance in Iraq

“Mine clearance is crucial to prevent the loss of civilian lives, to ensure access for emergency aid, and to enable hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people to return safely to their homes. This is why we are now increasing our support for mine clearance in Iraq and Syria“, Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide […]

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Australia Supporting De-Mining in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has welcomed a contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Approximately 2.1 million civilians are still displaced due to the recent conflict and unsafe conditions to allow their return. A […]

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$10m Iraq Demining Contracts Awarded

By John Lee. Two companies have won tenders to supply EOD/IEDD search and clearance teams to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with UK-based Optima Defence & Security Group Limited is valued at $6,374,302, while the contract with Ain Alsaker (Falcon Eye) Demining Co. is valued at $3,782,425. (Source: UNGM) […]

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Japan contributes $4.5m for Explosive Hazard Clearance

Japan’s USD 4.5 million contribution for emergency response extends support for explosive hazard clearance in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of USD 4.5 million from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Iraq emergency response related to on-going humanitarian and stabilization efforts in liberated areas contaminated with explosive […]

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Video: Unexploded Bombs continue to haunt Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eight months after US-backed forces drove ISIL from Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul, unexploded bombs, mortars and other explosives still litter the streets. The UN says most of them are buried under an estimated […]

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NATO trains Iraqi Security Forces on Demining

In November and December this year, a mobile training team led by Slovakia conducted a training course in manual demining for Iraqi Security Forces. This was held in Iraq in the framework of NATO‘s training and capacity building activities in support of Iraqi security forces and institutions. It was developed and implemented in coordination with […]

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Germany Supports the Clearance of Explosive Hazards

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 7 million from the Government of Germany for survey and clearance of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war, in Iraq. The support will facilitate rehabilitation of infrastructure in areas retaken from ISIL/Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and […]

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A Stabilization Milestone is reached in Fallujah

Marking a key milestone in Fallujah’s recovery, the Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened Al Azrakiyah Water Treatment Plant, which provides safe water to more than 60% of the city. The rehabilitation of the plant was one of the key projects requested by the Anbar Command Cell, which is responsible […]

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Mosul Demining: $50m Required

A program to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in and around the city of Mosul could cost $50 million, UN officials have said. The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) had previously estimated costs for Iraq as a whole at $50 million this year, but said this could double because of […]

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NATO Launches Training Effort in Iraq

NATO launched a new training programme in Iraq on Sunday (5 February 2017), teaching Iraqi security forces to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Around 30 enlisted soldiers are participating in the first five-week course. ”NATO’s training and capacity building in Iraq is strengthening the country’s ability to fight ISIL and provide for its own security,” […]

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IS does “Incredible Job of Booby-Trapping Urban Terrain”

A report from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines says that forces of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also called ISIS or ISIL) fighting the government of Iraq have used victim-activated improvised mines, including explosive booby-traps, extensively since 2014. Numerous media reports in 2015 and 2016 suggest widespread use of victim-activated devices by IS forces […]

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Freelance Bomb Disposal a Lucrative New Business

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqis Making Freelance Bomb Disposal Into A Lucrative New Business Locals are struggling to get rid of the explosive booby-traps the Islamic State left as they withdrew from Ramadi. […]

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