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NPA's Provincial Programme Manager excelled in the Security Council

“Landmines, improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war represent the worst of humanity,” said United Nations Secretary General António Guterres. “But efforts to eradicate them reflect humanity at its best.”

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Norwegian People's Aid's Regional Programme Manager in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh, gave her expert opinion on Mine Action in the UN Security Council in April 2021. Photo: NGUYEN A
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DETERMINED: Linh started working as an interpreter for Norwegian People's Aid in 2010. Today she manages all Norwegian People's Aid's activities in Quang Tri province. The recipe for success has been determined work combined with an unusually high dose of passion for the job. Photo: NPA
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THE FAMILY: Linh and her husband are proud parents of two girls aged three and nine. Photo: Private
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MANY WOMEN: NPA Vietnam’s all-female battle area clearance team – the first of its kind in Vietnam. Nearly a third of People's Aid's employees in Vietnam are women. Photo: HIEN NGO/NPA
The same day that Linh briefed the Security Council, one of her clearing teams made an unusually large discovery on an acacia plantation. In an area of less than 15 square meters, as many as 495 bombs, grenades and rockets were located. Photo: HIEN NGO/NPA
NPA's staff preparing the explosives to be blown up. Photo: HIEN NGO/NPA
This is what it looks like when close to 500 explosives get detonated in a controlled manner. Photo: HIEN NGO/NPA