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Zambia is a State Party to the MBT and the CCM

MBT Article 5 clearance deadline: Completed

CCM Article 4 clearance deadline: Completed

During the period 1960-1990, liberation movements and various other groups, established military camps throughout Zambia. Although conventional minefields were not laid in Zambia, mines, unexploded submunitions and other items of UXO were left around military camps, roads and border crossings where combat between rebels and armies from neighboring countries were taking place.

NPA conducted in 2008-2009 a mine mapping survey in Zambia. All previously known mine contaminated areas had been cleared by the Zambian army.

Based on the results of the NPA survey, which indicated that Zambia was no longer contaminated with anti-personnel mines or anti-tank mines, the national authorities declared that Zambia had fulfilled its obligations under Article 5 of the MBT. Furthermore, with assistance from NPA, Zambia was also able to meet its Article 4 obligations of the CCM.

News from Zambia

First and only female demining team in Central Asia

2.10.14

The first ever female demining in Tajikistan was established this year and continues to attract attention from different agencies, governmental bodies, and the media.

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Tender for rent of cars - NPA Angola

5.09.14

The NPA Humanitarian Disarmament Programme in Angola needs for rent x4 (four) vehicles to support its demining project activities in north region of the country (province of Zaire)

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Women at work in Missan, Iraq

3.07.14

In spite of worrying developments in Northern Iraq, with ISIL gaining ground and announcing their own Islamic state, Norwegian People’s Aid’s mine clearance operation in Southern Iraq continues. Local women are an important part of the staff.

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Review Conference concluded

30.06.14

The Third Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty concluded Friday in Maputo, Mozambique. From 23-27 June 2014, 79 countries came together to assess progress made over the last 15 years to implement the treaty’s comprehensive ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of antipersonnel mines and obligations to clear mine contaminated land and provide assistance to landmine victims.

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No solution in sight for Iraq's radioactive military scrap

23.06.14

A report by Dutch peace organisation PAX has found that the lack of obligations on Coalition Forces to help clean-up after using depleted uranium (DU) weapons has resulted in Iraqi civilians and workers continuing to be exposed to the radioactive and toxic heavy metal years after the war.

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Preventing disease outbreak after floods

3.06.14

Deminers and other Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina build walls, distribute equipment and food, secure roads and collect water samples for analysis to prevent disease outbreak after the floods.

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NPA employee killed in accident in Lebanon

7.05.14

One of our colleagues has died in a tragic accident during a clearance operation in Southern Lebanon on Wednesday.

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Mexico conference marks turning point towards nuclear weapon ban

15.02.14

The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluded with a call from the Mexican hosts for states to launch a diplomatic process to ban nuclear weapons. Over 140 governments participated from all regions of the world.

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146 states meet in Mexico to discuss humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons

13.02.14

On Thursday 13 February, 146 states are gathered in Nayarit, Mexico for the second international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. “The momentum from the Oslo conference last year has become even stronger. It is now time to start discussing the steps towards a ban on nuclear weapons”, said Liv Tørres, Secretary General at Norwegian People’s Aid.

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Yemen Confirms Use of Antipersonnel Mines in serious violation of Mine Ban Treaty

2.12.13

The 13th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty opened today in Geneva amid controversy over allegations of recent use of antipersonnel mines by Yemen.

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