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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:

From ‘Ordinary Tajikistan House Wife’ to Humanitarian Mine Action Team Leader

Ibodat Halimova is the first female mine action Team Leader for NPA in Tajikistan. 'Before joining to NPA and Mine Action, I have never w...
24.04.2018 |

Towards full-scale national mine action operations in Somalia

New mine action strategic plan marks important development in Somalian mine action.
21.02.2018 | Hilde Sofie Pettersen

NPA re-commences mine action activities in and around Mosul

As the first NGO to return to working on IED clearance in the area, NPA's Non-Technical Survey Teams recommenced its survey operations ar...
09.02.2018 |