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France Renews Commitment to De-Mining in Iraq

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of EUR 500,000 (approximately USD 495,370) from the Government of France, which will support the Government of Iraq in its efforts to protect civilians impacted by the threat of explosive ordnance and […]

Belgium Provides Funding for De-Mining in Iraq

Belgium Provides an Additional EUR 1,000,000 for UNMAS Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 980K) from the Government of Belgium, which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians impacted by the threat of explosive ordnance and enabling humanitarian […]

Chinese Firm discusses Rehabilitation of Nasiriyah Airport

By John Lee. A meeting has been held with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to discuss the the first steps in the rehabilitation of Nasiriyah International Airport. The company signed a contract for the project with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) in June 2021. According to Al Sabaah, he meeting was attended […]

UK Firm to supply De-Mining Kit to Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based Scanna MSC Ltd has won a contract with theĀ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the supply of its XR-200 X-Ray Systems for the disposal of explosive ordnance in Iraq. According to the company's website, the XR200 is a "150 kV, battery powered, pulsed X-ray generator used in security and […]

France Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 480,000 (approximately USD 550,000) from the Crisis and Support Center of the French ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs that will support life-saving mine action activities in Iraq. Activities […]

Germany provides Additional Contribution to UNMAS in Iraq

The Federal Republic of Germany Provides Additional Contribution to UNMAS in Support of the Mine Action Sector in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of USD 5.7 million from the Federal Republic of Germany for residential area clearance in support of stabilization initiatives and post-conflict returns in […]

Iraq's Bitter Legacy of War Still Lies Hidden Underground

By Jack Losh, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, the Bitter Legacy of War Still Lies Hidden Underground Baghdad can't rebuild its infrastructure and agricultural sector when its land remains littered with thousands of explosive devices. […]

Sweden Renews Support for De-Mining in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of SEK 50 million (approximately USD 5.7 million) from the Government of Sweden, which will support the Government of Iraq with humanitarian, socio-economic, and reconstruction efforts while protecting vulnerable civilians from the threat posed by explosive ordnance. Due to successive conflicts in Iraq from 1980 […]

UK Company to support Mine Action in Iraq

By John Lee. The UK-based Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD), a business unit of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), has won two contracts with theĀ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq: Lot 1: Residential certified Project Management Course, delivered to Directorate for Mine Action (DMA) in Baghdad. Contract value $21,738; Lot 2: Residential certified […]

EU Provides Additional $8m for Mine Clearance in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 7,000,000 (approximately USD 8,059,000) from the European Union (EU), which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting vulnerable civilians from the threat posed by explosive ordnance left behind by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Implementation […]

Belgium Provides Additional $1.8m for UNMAS Iraq

Belgium Provides Additional USD 1.8 Million for UNMAS Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1.5 million (approximately USD 1.8 million) from the Government of Belgium that will play a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Iraq to assist those impacted by explosive […]

Belgium, Italy, Slovakia Contribute to De-Mining in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is continuing its life-saving work in Iraq. UNMAS is grateful for the support it received from three generous donors. The Governments of Belgium (USD 1.6 million), Italy (USD 784,000) and the Slovak Republic (USD 18,750), donated more than USD 2.4 million to ensure that explosive hazard management, training […]