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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 the 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 […]

Germany gives another $2.2m for Explosive Hazard Mgt

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 2 million (approximately USD 2.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany for the survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in […]

France Supports Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has welcomed an additional contribution of EUR 600,000 (approximately USD 670,000) from the Government of France dedicated to explosive hazard management activities that aim at enabling returns in retaken areas of Iraq. The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas retaken from the Islamic State […]

Netherlands Supports Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

The Dutch Government Reiterates its Support to Explosive Hazard Management Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 3 million (approximately USD 3.5 million) from The Netherlands to mitigate the threat posed by explosive hazards and enable the return of displaced communities to their areas […]

$2.5m Contract for Explosive Hazard Clearance

By John Lee. Swiss-based Global Clearance Solutions AG has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of "Explosive Hazard Clearance Teams (EHC Teams) and Risk Education (RE) in Iraq with International Technical Oversight Component: Sinjar & Tal Afar". The contract is worth $2,548,636. (Source: UNGM)

Mosul International Airport Returns to Civilian Control

Following the completion of a U.S.-funded, 18-month demining project, the Nineveh provincial government assumed control of the Mosul International Airport during a turnover ceremony on November 5. Demining teams from Janus, TetraTech, and local Iraqi partner Al Fahad carried out the project from April 2018 to October this year. Together, the contractors cleared more than […]

MAG, Facebook Reducing Casualties from ISIS Mines

MAG teams up with Facebook to reduce casualties from ISIS mines in Iraq The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched an innovative project with Facebook and the US government to help people in northern Iraq learn how to stay safe from the landmines and unexploded bombs left behind after years of war. The initiative uses […]

UK supporting Explosive Hazard Management in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the support of explosive hazard management and risk education activities in the retaken areas of Iraq. More than […]