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04.03.2019.

UXO Clearance of one location in the territory of the Municipality of Ćuprija completed

On 27 February 2019, clearance operations in accordance with the UXO clearance project of the “Ćuprija – 2” location were completed.

On this project developed by the Mine Action Center, which controlled quality of the works, clearance was conducted by the Russian state agency "Emercom”, namely, its specialized organization "Emercom Demining", which for tenth years in a row has been carrying out UXO clearance in the vicinity of the military depot in Paraćin, in which occurred a fire and explosion on 19 October 2006.

 Završeno razminiranje NUS na još jednoj lokaciji u Ćupriji

The project area totaled 606.000 sqm, and 116 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were found and safely destroyed.

By implementation of this project, the danger UXO poses to humans and the environment has been eliminated, contributing to an increase of security of population and creation of opportunities for the safe use of land and forest exploitation.

The project was funded by the Government of the Russian Federation within the assistance to the Republic of Serbia in UXO clearance of its territories and facilities.

Since 2008, the Russian Federation has been providing assistance to the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining. In addition to UXO clearance projects in Paraćin and Ćuprija, 12 locations, in the period 2009-2019, 4 cluster munitions clearance projects in Niš were completed in the period 2008-2014.

Total amount of the area cleared is 6.727.439 sqm and total amount of unexploded ordnance disposed is 13.276 pcs.

11.02.2019.

22nd International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisors Held in Geneva

In the period 5- 8 February 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland, the 22nd International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisors was held in Geneva. The meeting was organized by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).

This year’s meeting covered the following topics: the launch of the UN Mine Action Strategy 2019-2023; challenges of victim assistance; the integrated support to survivors, affected families and communities; the inclusion and empowerment of youth and women; the role of mine action in preventing humanitarian crises and building peace; the role of mine action in child protection; mitigating new threats.