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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-11 04:45 PM
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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: and you can find the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team - Libya on Facebook here:!/pages/Joint-Mine-Action-Coordinatio...
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