Norwegian People's Aid has been asked to monitor US supported Mine Action in Afghanistan and has opened a country office in Kabul.
Norwegian People’s Aid is the only Norwegian organisation represented in the board of ICAN, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017.
Norwegian People's Aid is celebrating 25 years of Mine Action
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.
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.
Last month, two teenage boys were seriously injured in Tajikistan after trying to disassemble what appeared to be an anti-personal mine.
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.
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, 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.
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.