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European Union funds EUR 3.9 million Demining Action Project in Kosovo

On 16 March 2023, a Demining Action project funded by the European Union worth EUR 3.9 million was launched during an open-air event in Gračanica/Graçanicë, Kosovo. The HALO Trust and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) are implementing partners, with NPA leading the effort to clear cluster munitions and other explosive ordnance from the area.

Presentation of Battle Area Clearance
During the event, Battle Area Clearance was demonstrated. The new grant will enable NPA and HALO to release 4 km2 of contaminated land in natural reserves, mountains, forests, pastures, and agricultural land.
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Presentation of cluster munitions fragments and landmines. From left: Ahmet Sallova, Director of Kosovo Mine Action Center, Vanja Sikirica, NPA Country Director, Hilde Berit Eide, Deputy Head of Mission of the Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo, EU Ambassador in Kosovo, Tomas Szunyog, Massimo Prozzo, EU Project Manager, behind: Michael Montafi, Programme Manager for HALO Trust in Kosovo.