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150. NEWS: UNMAS on the ground in Benghazi, as Libyan children continue to face risks


Libya, 2011: A tank becomes a piece of playground equipment for children in Benghazi, Libya. The situation on the ground in Libya remains fluid, with civilians facing daily threats from continued fighting and the remnants of clashes. The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has deployed its Standing Mine Action Capacity (S-MAC) to Cairo, Egypt and Benghazi, Libya.

UNMAS is working in partnership with UNICEF and ICRC as well as mine action NGOs to establish the type, extent and locations of the landmine and explosive remnant of war threat and to education the local population of the dangers posed by these items.


To learn more: www.mineaction.org and you can find the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team - Libya on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Joint-Mine-Action-Coordinatio...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/unmas/5741885553/in/photos...
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  - NATO LIES by Libyan State TV  tabatha   Jun-19-11 09:46 AM   #38 
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     - I watched that last night as I noted earlier.  tabatha   Jun-20-11 07:33 PM   #88 
        - I know I've mentioned my intellectual counterpart Eben Moglen, but this is so important to know.  joshcryer   Jun-21-11 03:34 AM   #97 
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  - Libyan Conflict - Photos and Videos  tabatha   Jun-20-11 08:56 PM   #93 
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  - Children in Libya's rebel east await end of war  joshcryer   Jun-21-11 03:31 AM   #96 
  - NATO loses contact with drone chopper over Libya  joshcryer   Jun-21-11 07:47 AM   #98 
  - Drone Copter is NATOs First Combat Casualty in Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 10:48 AM   #107 
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  - Qaddafi Tanks Deprived of Diesel as Ships Shunning Libya: Freight Markets  joshcryer   Jun-21-11 07:51 AM   #101 
  - House GOP considers measures to rebuke action in Libya  joshcryer   Jun-21-11 07:52 AM   #102 
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  - Kerry, McCain push Libya resolution  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 09:58 AM   #105 
  - Libya: Government Using Landmines in Nafusa Mountains  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 10:18 AM   #106 
  - Treasury Imposes Sanctions Against Libyan Banks and Companies  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 11:49 AM   #108 
  - Libya's Zliten rebels struggle to inch forward  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 12:10 PM   #109 
  - Libya: Dozens of patients receive treatment in Italian hospitals  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 12:53 PM   #110 
  - Libyan rebels say they are close to Gaddafi's hometown  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 01:03 PM   #111 
  - NATO Reviewing Civilian Casualties in Libya Strike  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 01:48 PM   #112 
  - GOP Rep. Seeks to Cut Off Libya Funding; Obama Violating the War Powers Act  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 02:26 PM   #113 
  - Broadcasting to Libya in Berber  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 03:02 PM   #114 
  - Open Letter to Gaddafi Supporter Cynthia McKinney from Disappointed Palestinians  tabatha   Jun-21-11 03:43 PM   #115 
  - "A powerful reminder of why the international community is acting to protect the Libyan people"  tabatha   Jun-21-11 04:16 PM   #117 
     - Videos and news  tabatha   Jun-21-11 04:43 PM   #119 
  - Women in the Arab Spring: The other side of the story  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 03:57 PM   #116 
  - In Libya, duty calls to Halifax doctor  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 04:26 PM   #118 
  - LIBYAN REVOLUTION DAY 125: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 12:01 AM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 05:01 PM   #120 
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  - Gaddafi rockets dent sense of security in Misrata  pinboy3niner   Jun-21-11 06:58 PM   #124 
  - Video of recent Misrata bombardment by Gaddafi  tabatha   Jun-21-11 10:09 PM   #128 
  - Libyan medics battling to survive  tabatha   Jun-21-11 08:22 PM   #125 
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  - Rocket shatters a family's life in Libya's Misrata  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 02:13 AM   #129 
  - Why Germany Abstained on UN Resolution 1973 on Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 02:35 AM   #130 
  - A museum in western Libya has just opened with an exhibition that honors the rebellion.  tabatha   Jun-22-11 08:46 AM   #131 
  - Poll: 85% in N. Africa see more democracy within 5 years from Arab Spring  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 10:06 AM   #132 
  - China Moves Closer to Libyan Opposition  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 10:17 AM   #133 
  - House to vote on U.S. role in Libya mission  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 10:31 AM   #134 
  - Canadian general rejects calls for Libyan ceasefire  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 10:43 AM   #135 
  - McConnell: GOP Outspoken On Libya Because Theres A Democrat In The White House  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 10:53 AM   #136 
  - McConnell won't say where he stands on Libya mission--McClatchy  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 04:53 PM   #151 
  - Rebel Leaders in Libyas Misrata Curb Press Freedoms as Casualties Mount  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 11:54 AM   #137 
  - 19 nations publicly recognize rebel NTC as legitimately representing the Libyan people  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 12:20 PM   #138 
  - Following Up, Part II. Down the Rabbit Hole: Arms Exports and Qaddafis Cluster Bombs  Iterate   Jun-22-11 12:27 PM   #139 
  - Good follow-up (again) by Chivers  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 01:24 PM   #143 
  - Your picture depicts children used as human shields for missiles.  JackRiddler   Jun-22-11 12:36 PM   #140 
  - I did not put that picture there, but if you read the description:  tabatha   Jun-22-11 01:29 PM   #144 
  - LIBYA: Running Out The Clock  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 12:48 PM   #141 
  - How Misurata shaped young Gaddafi  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 01:04 PM   #142 
  - Diplomats Flock to Rebel City  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 02:03 PM   #145 
  - China: Libyan rebels increasingly represent public  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 03:17 PM   #146 
  - Denmark recognises rebel Libyan government  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 03:56 PM   #147 
  - Peaceful demonstrations  tabatha   Jun-22-11 04:03 PM   #148 
  - US House Leaders Abruptly Cancel Thursday Libya Vote  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 04:24 PM   #149 
  - NEWS: UNMAS on the ground in Benghazi, as Libyan children continue to face risks  tabatha   Jun-22-11 04:45 PM   #150 
  - ***** Libya rebels, Kadafi regime hold indirect talks *****  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 05:19 PM   #152 
  - LIBYAN REVOLUTION DAY 126: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 12:30 AM THURSDAY, JUNE 23  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 05:30 PM   #153 
  - House Republicans Plan Vote to Restrict Military Funds in Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 05:49 PM   #154 
  - Well, then they should restrict all funds for Iraq and Afghanistan  tabatha   Jun-22-11 06:24 PM   #155 
  - Libya's Gaddafi accuses NATO of civilian "murders" (new audio broadcast)  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 07:13 PM   #156 
  - Libyan minister travels to Tunisia; more Libyan troops flee their nation's civil war  pinboy3niner   Jun-22-11 08:59 PM   #157 
  - Week 18 part 2 here:  joshcryer   Jun-22-11 09:01 PM   #158 
 

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