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Germany now UNMAS’ Largest Contributor in Iraq

Germany now UNMAS’ largest contributor for clearance of explosive hazards in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of € 17 million ($20.2 million) from the Government of Germany towards survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The overall contribution, totalling € 44.2 million […]

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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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US Announces New Assistance for Mine-Clearance in Ramadi

The U.S. Embassy announced new U.S. funding worth $5 million to assist in safely clearing explosive hazards in Ramadi, an essential first step to supporting Iraqi authorities as they repair key infrastructure and help displaced families return home. The UN estimates thousands of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been left behind by Da’esh throughout the […]

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EODT Receives Iraqi Mine Action Accreditation

EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT), a leader in stability operations support services worldwide, has received its Mine Action accreditation from Iraq’s Ministry of Environment. With this accreditation in place, EODT will expand its current operating footprint in Iraq to support the country’s infrastructure reconstruction and development initiatives. EODT has been operating in Iraq continuously since 2003 […]

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Subsea Team Secures Crucial Pipelines

Subsea excavation specialists Marin Group recently played a key role in clearing unexploded ordnance from the route of three new pipelines crucial to Iraq’s future oil exports, according to an article in Maritime Journal. Operating company Marin Subsea Ltd was contracted by UK based Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants (MUSC), which had been awarded overall […]

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Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]

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Rumaila Output Returning to Normal

Reuters reported on Sunday that output at Iraq’s Rumaila South oilfield has been restored to 460,000 barrels per day after pipeline bombings last week. The report said two production stations were restarted on Sunday morning to start pumping 460,000 bpd to Zubair storage, and two more stations would be operating by the afternoon. Output from […]

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New Iraq Video from Mines Advisory Group

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG is creating a more secure environment in Iraq, enabling development and helping people to return home safely. Internal conflicts, the 1980-88 war with Iran, the 1991 Gulf […]

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Oil Companies Help to De-Mine Iraq

International oil companies (IOCs) in Iraq have stepped up efforts to clear the country of millions of landmines, but according to Reuters progress remains slow due to security constraints. According to its demining plan, Iraq is supposed to clear 2 percent of its contaminated land this year but has already hit 5 percent thanks to […]

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