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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.

News on Humanitarian Disarmament:

Iraqi family finally safe in their home after 26 years

In 1991, the Headmaster of Alkadhimiya Intermediate School in the Altbar village had his house hit by cluster bombs. The incident was ver...
21.06.2017 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

Vistahermosa: A región of hope

Vistahermosa, literally translated to mean Beautiful View, is a region located in Colombia’s Meta department in the south-eastern part of...
06.06.2017 |

Lebanon’s contamination legacy - 10 years later

10 years later, Lebanon’s legacy of landmine and cluster munition contamination is still affecting the lives of the Lebanese people. 
24.03.2017 | Hassan Hamzeh , Rachana Atmeh