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Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘horrendous attack’ on demining partner HALO Trust

The United Nations on Wednesday called for an investigation into the deadly attack in northern Afghanistan against the HALO Trust, a humanitarian group working to rid the country of landmines.

Ten people were killed, and 16 others injured, when gunmen burst into a demining camp in Baghlan-e-Markazi district and opened fire.  HALO Trust said the attack occurred around 9:50 pm Tuesday, local time, when some 110 men, from local communities in northern Afghanistan, were in the camp after finishing their work on nearby minefields. More

Perseverance, Partnership, Progress Exhibit

The new exhibit Perseverance, Partnership, Progress created and organized by UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS),  is launching on Wednesday, 31 March, in advance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April). This exhibit highlights the women and men who, in the face of great challenges, including ongoing and protracted conflicts, new insurgencies, fresh contamination, and the COVID-19 pandemic, steadfastly and diligently continued their work to find and disarm landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. It features stories of survivors of explosive ordnance accidents, beneficiaries and partners working together to advance progress in mine action. View here