The NPA involvement in Zimbabwe includes helping local partners in the struggle for democratization and an equitable distribution of resources.
The partners of Norwegian People's Aid are contributing in building and strengthen popular organizations and assist the grassroot in their effort to be represented in key national processes.
Norwegian People's Aid signed an agreement in 2012 with the government of Zimbabwe to survey and clear mines in three out of five minefields along the border with Mozambique.
Zimbabwe achieved its independence in 1980. Norwegian People’s Aid has had a development programme in the country since 1983 after having played an active role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. The development programme is run by a programme manager from our office in Harare. Our humanitarian programme, however, which began in Zimbabwe in 2012, is run from the city of Mutare.
Landmine contamination in Zimbabwe is a result of its armed liberation struggle for independence, which was at its peak between 1975 and 1980. The impact of contamination in Zimbabwe is a social and economic, as well as humanitarian problem.
NPA has 8 partners in Zimbabwe
More than 2 million mines are contaminating the border area to Mozambique