Some of the unexploded ordnance that has been collected by MAG in Misrata. [Photo: MAG Libya]
MAG’s clearance teams in Libya found and removed 25,492 Explosive Remants of War last week.
Clearance tasks were conducted in 22 houses, 12 farms and one road, as well as in ammunition storage areas (ASAs) in Misrata, Al Qa’a and Ajdabiya.
MAG's Zintan teams conducted BAC in the ASA in Al Qa’a village, clearing 1,108m2 and locating ten items of unexploded ordnance (UXO). They also conducted eight EOD spot tasks, clearing eight farms.
Community Liaison teams conducted 23 Risk Education sessions in Zintan, Qasr El Hajj, Shakshouk (El Rujban) Kikls and El Josh, for 683 beneficiaries (259 boys, 383 girls, 11 men and 30 women).
They also reported nine new dangerous areas in Qasr El Hajj, El Josh, Zintan and El Rujban.
One new accident was recorded: an elderly man who found a 14.5 bullet during shepherding; he hit it against a hard rock and lost two fingers from his right hand.
The Nafusa Mountains team trained four Community Focal Points – groups made up of a representative range of men, women and young people – in Zintan, two police officers and two teachers.
MAG staff met with Mr. Khaled El Badawi, Director of Radio Jado, to discuss further Risk Education messages to be broadcast.
The two Misrata teams continued ASA clearance operations at the Misrata Air Academy. They conducted 47,000m2 BAC and found 2,191 items of UXO and two MANPADS components.
Seven Risk Education sessions were conducted, with 150 beneficiaries (74 boys, 61 girls, 11 men and four women). Two new Community Liaison Officers were also trained during the week.
In Sirte, the teams conducted 26 EOD spot tasks, in 22 houses and on four farms.
Community Liaison teams delivered 17 Risk Education sessions in Harawa, Sultan and Sirte, for 212 boys, 142 girls, four men and 15 women. They also reported 28 new Dangerous Areas and distributed 237 items of Risk Education materials.
Both Ajdabiya teams worked in the Hnya ASA, conducting 1,210m2 BAC and removing 3,627 items.
Our thanks to the following donors to MAG’s Libya operations: AECID (Spanish Government); Canadian Department for Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT); Good Gifts; The Kirby Laing Foundation; Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; UK Department for International Development / UKaid; UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency); UNOPS; US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.
14 May 2012