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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:

Norway strengthening the work against landmines

Norway succeeds to the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty in 2019. Norway’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Hans Brattskar, has been appoi...
08.01.2019 | Hilde Sofie Pettersen

Ambassador Brattskar concludes field visit to Thailand and Cambodia

In what constitutes his first trip as president of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT), Ambassador Hans Brattskar visited Cambodia and Thailand to...
20.12.2018 | NPA Thailand & NPA Cambodia

Meet Zeinab Hashem: A Deminer in South Lebanon

“If we are not scared while working, there is something wrong.”
18.12.2018 | Hala Amhaz