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The essence of UNMAS, is not about weapons, but about people. Though technical in practice, our objective is humanitarian & developmental in consequence.
The essence of UNMAS, is not about weapons, but about people. Though technical in practice, our objective is humanitarian & developmental in consequence.

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[Mali] On 1st July 2014, the UNMAS Director assisted a demolition of obsolete and non-serviceable ammunition in Tientienbougou, North-East of Bamako. She met with representatives of the Malian Defense and Security Forces and reiterated UNMAS support. Learn more here: bit.ly/13mvNM3

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This photo shows SA 3 Missile warheads being destroyed in Mali. The photo was taken some 80 km outside of Bamako, in Tientienbougou. Scores of these missiles were stored in central Bamako and following a request from the Government of Mali, UNMAS oversaw the destruction of a small armory of the obsolete weapons. To learn more about the UNMAS Mali Programme, visit the Programme page: http://buff.ly/1pGXBdf
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#Lebanon: In 2013, 2.6 million square mtrs of land cleared and risk education provided to 1000s! @UNMAS @UNPeacekeeping in action!
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Despite conflict continuing in some regions of South Sudan, UNMAS teams are doing important work in Central Equatoria. In the villages of Kit and Callifonia, explosive ordnance disposal teams are making site visits and finding and destroying explosives. Demining is continuing and deminers are being trained. In this photo, a manual demining team is being observed for accreditation. Shown here one member of a nine person team, which includes two medics, is waiting for the whistle to begin the next mine clearance shift. In the other photo the team medics practice an evacuation. Learn more about the work of UNMAS in South Sudan through this link: http://buff.ly/1sUmm6X
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UNMAS has engaged The Development Initiative (TDI) to assess explosive threats in the north of Mali. Peacekeepers from the Senegalese contingent of Mission des Nations Unies au Mali - MINUSMA conduct a Battle Area Clearance (BAC) visual search at the future site of a MINUSMA military camp.

UN Photo/Marco Dormino
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Have you ever seen an SA3 Ground to Air Missiles taken apart and safely destroyed? 85 of these missiles were stored in the centre of Bamako, Mali. An UNMAS team of explosive disposal experts, transferred, dismantled and destroyed this stockpile following a request from the Government of the Republic of Mali. This film shows how it was done. Watch the video here: http://buff.ly/1rTG3ri

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The UN Peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is in the early stages of deployment. UNMAS has been working in Bangui since 2013 - helping with the management, disposal and storage of small arms and ammunition. This picture shows an Indonesian peacekeeper meeting a local inhabitant in the capital Bangui.

UN Photos/Catianne Tijerina
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Last week, UNMAS with its partner The HALO Trust destroyed over 2 tons of unserviceable and obsolete ammunition in Lomo-Nord, Cote d’Ivoire. The aircraft bomb (OFAB 250) served as the main charge.

Photo: UNMAS/ Celine Francois
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A Danish pilot for Mission des Nations Unies au Mali (MINUSMA) makes his way through a Cambodian company of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts trained by UNMAS who are being transported from Bamako to Gao, in northern Mali, for service.

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Clearing all the anti-personnel mines in mined areas under the jurisdiction or control of each State Party is what ultimately eradicates the humanitarian, socioeconomic and environmental threats posed by anti-personnel mines. It also contributes to paving the way for sustainable peace and development. #3RevCon
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