The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) has been clearing unexploded cluster munitions in South Lebanon since 2007 and is currently operating in the country with seven clearance teams.
NPA and local partners had also launched a Landmine Victim Assistance (VA) and a Mine Risk Education (MRE) Program in Lebanon in 2001. Currently, NPA operates with a number of Battle Area Clearance Teams in South Lebanon.
NPA also assists Lebanon Mine Action Centre (LMAC) in manual clearance methods, as well as mine risk education and mine victim assistance activities. NPAs operational approach ensures that the focus is on the actual threat, deploying manual assets to the areas where there is actual contamination.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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