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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 25 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:

100,000 children and adults receive safety training from Norwegian People’s Aid

Educating children and adults in preparation for war and conflict. “Unfortunately, this training is very necessary. We hope it will...
12.06.2018 | Hilde Sofie Pettersen

Prime Minister Approves Report on ERW Contamination in Vietnam

Total size of land contaminated by explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Vietnam is 61,308 sq. km which makes it 18.82 percent of the tota...
23.05.2018 | Serif Bajric

Landmines still maiming children

A strange object on the ground attracted the two young boys attention. As with all children, they were curious.
15.05.2018 | Alima Marodbekova