This year’s theme, ‘More Than Mines’, highlights the growing rate of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks, and the millions of innocent victims directly and indirectly effected by the aftermath of conflict.
MineTech has spent the last 26 years removing Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) throughout 49 countries. We have supported humanitarian projects and economic development in regions of ongoing conflict and post conflict.
Our work reaches far beyond the removal of landmines and we would like to use this opportunity to reflect on a snap shot of the achievements we have made and the people we have supported over recent years.
Mine Risk Education
Since 2007, MineTech Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) have delivered Mine Risk Education to over 127,000 beneficiaries.
We have also located and destroyed 5,885 UXOs in South Sudan.
To benefit the community in which we are removing landmines in South Sudan, MineTech built, and in 2015 donated, a public community research building to Rajaf Payam. The community looks forward to using this space to carry out a range of activities some of which will be centered around Mine Risk Education.
Western SaharaNew Technology
We are proud to be leading the way forward using pioneering Ground Penetrating Radar Technology to detect Landmines and UXOs in Western Sahara.
Democratic Republic of Congo
UXO Spot Tasks and Small Arms Destruction
In 2014 we located and destroyed 523 UXOs and 337 Small Arms Ammunitions.
Throughout the Middle East and Africa
Explosive Detection Dogs
We have provided Explosive Detection Dogs to bolster security at airports, embassies, commercial facilities and in Internal Displaced Person (IDP) camps.