By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 23 May 2015:
Twenty Libyans are participating in a four-week training course to clear mines and dispose of . . .[restrict]explosive remnants of war (ERW).
In light of the ongoing conflict in the country and the absence of international experts in mine clearance as a result of it, the United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS) and the Arms and Ammunition Advisory Section (AAAS) of UNSMIL have implemented the training programme to build the capacity of Libyans to respond to the dangers of mines and ERW. The Libyan Mine Action Centre (LibMAC) was involved in nominating the Libyan participants.
The programme, which began on 18 May in Tunis, covers topics such as operations and quality assurance, risk education, victim assistance, mapping, clearance, data collection, reporting, and more.
Contributions from the government of Japan have made the course possible. A graduation ceremony will be held on 11 June. [/restrict]