Hanin (21) and Mahdi (24) are two deminers who joined Norwegian People’s Aid Lebanon in June 2019 to clear explosive ordnance from contaminated land near the Syrian border in North-East Lebanon under a project funded by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).
Non-Technical Survey Commences in NPA Lebanon
Beirut residents fled out into the streets to help after the enormous explosion that took place on 4 August. “The chaos is indescribable. Everybody in shock,” says Nagham Souki, programme coordinator for Norwegian People’s Aid.
The damage from the Beirut port explosion is enormous, so is the need for aid.
There’s a village in the North-Eastern part of Lebanon that has witnessed two recent wars, 24 years apart. Thousands of cluster sub-munitions were dropped in the area, first in 1982 and later in 2006. Many didn’t explode on impact.
On a sunny day in August 2017, Fadi and two of his friends decided to go for a hike. Without knowing, they entered a minefield.
Hanin, 20, and Mahdi, 23, recently joined NPA Lebanon as deminers in Rass Baalbek.