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A broad approach to armed violence

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow.

For more than 20 years Norwegian People's Aid has implemented mine action programs in more than 40 states and territories. The last years NPA has expanded its work from mine action to broader areas of humanitarian disarmament – meaning both operational and advocacy work which aim to reduce and prevent harm to civilians from the impacts of weapons and ammunition, and where civil society plays a critical role. Rather than acting solely as a cure, NPA seeks to take a proactive approach aimed also at prevention.

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New NPA Dog Training Centre opens in Cambodia

NPA is delighted to announce that a new Dog Training Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia was officially opened on 6 May 2016.  The Dog Tra...
25.05.2016 |

NPA deminer dies from injuries after mine accident

Aldin Selimović (32), Deputy team leader at NPA Bosnia and Herzegovina demining program, died on 16 March after being injured in a seriou...
16.03.2016 | Julie Offerdal

Norway’s Parliament wants a ban on nuclear weapons

The majority in Norway’s Parliament have reconfirmed that they want an international ban on nuclear weapons and that they expect the gove...
10.03.2016 |