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Norwegian People's Aid starts mine action in Afghanistan

23.10.17 |

Norwegian People's Aid has been asked to monitor US supported Mine Action in Afghanistan and has opened a country office in Kabul.

Congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

6.10.17 |

Norwegian People’s Aid is the only Norwegian organisation represented in the board of ICAN, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017.

25 years of protecting civilans

22.09.17 |

Norwegian People's Aid is celebrating 25 years of Mine Action

Launch of Mine Action Review’s “Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2017” report at International Cluster Bomb Ban meeting at the United Nations in Geneva.

8.09.17 | Lucy Pinches

On Tuesday 5 September 2017, the third edition of the Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants report was launched at the Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, at the United Nations in Geneva.  The annual report is produced by Mine Action Review, an independent research project, which serves as primary source of research, data, and analysis on Mine Action for the sector.

Mozambique:Residual mines cleared

27.06.17 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we have finished clearing mines at the Mozambique – Tanzania border. After more than 20 years of humanitarian demining, the country has declared itself mine-free. 

Mines are still maiming children in Tajikistan

23.06.17 | Alima Marodbekova

Last month, two teenage boys were seriously injured in Tajikistan after trying to disassemble what appeared to be an anti-personal mine.

Iraqi family finally safe in their home after 26 years

21.06.17 | Aseel Nadhum

In 1991, the Headmaster of Alkadhimiya Intermediate School in the Altbar village had his house hit by cluster bombs. The incident was very frightening for Mahmud Yasin Muhammad and his eight family members. Up until now, the danger of war remnants on the roof has made it impossible to reconstruct the house.

Norwegian People's Aid threatened in Colombia

10.06.17 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

On June 8th, NPA Colombia was threatened by an armed group and told to immediately leave the area of Santa Helena, Meta, where NPA's regional basecamp is located.

Vistahermosa: A región of hope

6.06.17 |

Vistahermosa, literally translated to mean Beautiful View, is a region located in Colombia’s Meta department in the south-eastern part of the country. For 50 years Vistahermosa has been marred by the ugliness of war. The population has experienced the worst of the on-going violent conflict between Paramiliatries, Government forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). As a result, the region has the highest number of landmine victims in Colombia and the people living here have mostly forgotten what peace feels like.

Slumdwellers activists threatened and killed in South Africa

30.03.17 | Torunn Aaslund

Sunday March 26, a man was shot in Bhambayi, one of Durban's suburbs. He’s now admitted to hospital struggling for life. He was shot by a local gangster who was accompanied by a district politician from the ANC that over a long period has been threatening activists in the slum dwellers movement Abahlali.