Norwegian People's Aid has been working with mine dogs all over the world for 18 years. Not a single dog has died during this time. But health care options are limited in secluded areas, and most of them don’t get the health monitoring they need.
With the support of BNS Container and Jan F Andersen, we have built a new mobile veterinary clinic. By providing proper health care we can get one or two years more out of each dog, which is a tremendous amount in terms of square meters we then get cleared.
Since 1992 Norwegian People's Aid has cleared more than 49 million square meters of land in Cambodia. The goal is to finish by 2025. Between 3 and 5 million mines and explosives still remain in the ground, caused by a conflict that the local population are still victims of today. Over half the victims of these accidents are children.
26.09.2016 | Norwegian People's Aid
The heads of Norwegian People's Aid - Humanitarian Disarmament, The HALO Trust, MAG (Mines Advisory Group), and Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining - GICHD - together at the UN in New York, in the margins of yesterday’s Ministerial level meeting on the Global Demining Initiative for Colombia.
As stated in the joint HALO, MAG, and NPA foreword to the recently published “Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2016 report” (http://bit.ly/2c2p2Jl):
“As a sector, we are collectively stronger than ever, and the lessons we learnt in implementing the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) have been put to good effect in seeking to make the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) a similar success. Mine action NGOs inevitably compete for funds, but today we are also working together as partners in an essential humanitarian and development endeavour, driven by a shared responsibility to learn from our experiences and our mistakes, and underpinned by our desire for ever-greater operational efficiencies.”