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A Day with Afghan Deminers
 
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United Nations - In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the country. Watch a day in the life of Afghan deminers who safeguard people from accidents, while risking their own lives. Video from UNMAS (Producers: Christian Lamontagne and Sylvain Braun (PVP)) UN in Action: Episode #1552 Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1552escript.pdf
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A Day in the Life of Afghan Deminers
 
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21st Century Episode 128 Anti-personnel mines are designed to kill and maim and that’s exactly what they continue to do in Afghanistan. We spend a day with a deminer – risking his own life to keep others safe. Produced by UNTV
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A Deminer's Story – Mine Action in Afghanistan
 
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In mid-2015 a film company asked UNMAS headquarters if there was any country programmes who would support the production of a television show on dangerous jobs. They wanted to profile the work and life of a deminer. We submitted a proposal and were fortunate to be selected.
In Afghanistan, clearing landmines to save lives
 
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Afghanistan is home to the world’s largest landmine removal program, but as special correspondent Jennifer Glasse reports, mine agencies have done little to clear the explosives -- and casualties are mounting.
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Jeremy Renner in Afghanistan with the United Nations (UNMAS)
 
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The actor Jeremy Renner visited Afghanistan to shine a light on the efforts of the United Nations to remove landmines from the war-scarred country. Mr. Renner toured UN demining projects in Kabul, Bamyan and Bagram, took part in a mine risk education session with high school students, spoke with survivors of explosions and even ventured onto a minefield. Afghanistan remains plagued by mines and explosive remnants of war, despite the ongoing efforts of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA), as a result of decades of conflict. Mr. Renner said he saw first-hand the benefits of the UN's activities, particularly in former minefields where farmers are now growing wheat, potatoes or other crops. "I'm a man of action and that's why I like what the United Nations is doing here, action -- mine action. We are not just talking about it, but taking action to solve this problem," he said. "I'm here to be educated and then educate people about an issue that can be solved with the proper levels of funding." UNMAS is located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions. UNMAS website: http://www.mineaction.org/
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Zimbabwean demining team working to clear islands of mines left after 1982 conflict
 
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SHOTLIST 1. Wide of members of Zimbabwean demining team walking through clearance area, sign reading (English) "Danger Mines" on barbed wire fence in foreground 2. Member of Zimbabwean demining team working using specialised detector 3. Close of team supervisor, Michael Madziva 4. Member of Zimbabwean demining team using specialised detector at suspected mine location 5. Close of mine in ground 6. Madziva communicating mine location on walkie talkie 7. Demining project Operations Manager, Phillimon Gonamombe (right) and representative from British Foreign Office, Guy Marot (left), walking past clearance area 8. Various shots of men at demining operations site 9. SOUNDBITE (English): Phillimon Gonamombe, Operations Manager, BACTEC Demining Team: "I am very much proud because this is humanitarian. We want to help the people. People not to be injured because we know, after years, kids would like to walk everywhere. Maybe some of the people who would have got the histories of these areas, would be gone. So we want to remove the threat from the community." 10. Tilt from members of demining team to sign reading in (English) "Danger Mines" on barbed wire fence 11. Wide of men struggling to walk through muddy terrain 12. Wide of men walking into team shelter 13. Tilt down of project parameters listed on white board inside shelter 14. Various shots of Marot displaying a collection of mines 15. Tilt up of names of team members accompanied by their blood types 16. SOUNDBITE (English): Guy Marot, British Foreign Office Representative: "Many of the chaps here have actually just come from Afghanistan to do this particular contract. They are an extremely experienced bunch of guys. At the end of the day, you want real experts to actually do this, particularly sort of difficult job." 17. Demining team member in suit putting on protective mask 18. Wide of team member lifting barbed wire and walking into clearance area 19. Various shots of men working in clearance area STORYLINE A group of demining specialists from Zimbabwe are working to return land and security to the Falkland islands residents almost 31 years after the conflict with Argentina. 20-thousand landmines were left behind after Britain and Argentina fought a war over the islands in 1982. Vast swathes of land are cordoned off, yet to be cleared of the bombs. While some five-thousand landmines have been accounted for since the war ended, the work of clearing land-mined areas continues. The Zimbabwe team is made up of 36 specialists, all of whom are working for British company BACTEC International, and this is their third tour on the Islands clearing mines. The team has been focused on clearing the Sapper Hill site for three months. The once popular picnic spot for Stanley residents has remained unvisited for 30 years, cordoned off by barbed wire and "Danger Mines" signs. Armed with specialist mine detectors and protective clothing, the team scour the windswept landscape searching for bombs. Sometimes they are hampered by the terrain, with the long wet grass affecting the ability of the detectors to find mines that are buried deep in the earth. The team's operations manager, Phillimon Gonamombe, said he was proud to be involved in such humanitarian work. "We want to remove the threat from the community," he said. The team are searching for a variety of land mines across a huge area and everything has to be carefully documented inside the makeshift office inside a shipping container. "They are an extremely experienced bunch of guys," said British Foreign Office Representative Guy Marot. "At the end of the day, you want real experts to actually do this, particularly sort of difficult job," added Marot. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/eb94858de61b342e6570084f0c6762c7 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A Deminer's Story – Mine Action in Afghanistan
 
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In mid-2015 a film company asked UNMAS headquarters if there was any country programmes who would support the production of a television show on dangerous jobs. They wanted to profile the work and life of a deminer. We submitted a proposal and were fortunate to be selected. We assisted the production company and its director and photographer: Sylvain Braun and Christian Lamontagne. And they have produced a special version of their television show just for us. It is 24 minutes long but here uploaded a shortened version, 6 minutes only. The film portrays the reality that demining is more than just a job. It is as much a service to the nation as that of police and soldiers. And, as you will see, just as dangerous.
UNMACCA: De-mining Afghanistan
 
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Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) explain what's being done to rid the country of this terrible legacy. Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) Collectively known as the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), mine action implementers in Afghanistan form one of the largest mine action programmes in the world. Together, these agencies have a twenty year history of successfully delivering mine action in Afghanistan and have cleared over 18,000 hazard areas throughout the country. The MAPA was the first 'humanitarian' (i.e. non-military) mine action programme in the world and encompasses all pillars of mine action: advocacy, demining, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), and victim assistance (VA). Over 30 mine action organizations currently work in Afghanistan, employing over 14,000 personnel. These partners, which include national and international actors, both from the commercial and not for‐profit sector deliver a wide range of mine action services including manual demining, mechanically assisted clearance, mine dog detection assets, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), survey, MRE, victim assistance activities, and data collection. About MACCA/DMC and Mine Action Coordination In 2002 the Government of Afghanistan entrusted interim responsibility for mine action to the United Nations, via a coordination body managed by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). In January 2008, through the modality of an Inter‐Ministerial Board (IMB) for Mine Action, the Government designated the Department of Mine Clearance (DMC) under the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) to work jointly with the UN coordination body, MACCA. DMC and MACCA are jointly responsible for the coordination, with all stakeholders, of all mine action activities in Afghanistan. Meetings are held on a monthly basis with Implementing Partners to discuss planning, security, new technologies, and any other important issues arising. Based on both the expressed desire of the Government of Afghanistan, and the United Nations' strategic goal of assisting in the development of national institutions, MACCA is also responsible for supporting the development of national capacity for mine action management to the Government of Afghanistan. The MACCA employs national personnel and international staff to coordinate and provide support to mine action operations through its headquarters in Kabul and Area Mine Action Centres (AMACs). AMACs, staffed entirely by Afghans, are located in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar‐i‐Sharif, Kunduz, Gardez, and Jalalabad. They work directly with the impacted communities, government representatives, UN offices, and aid organizations in their areas of responsibility. Directed by: Sam French Cinematography: Jake Simkin Edited by: Sam French
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Humanitarian Demining
 
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U.S. servicemembers train Sri Lankan army to make country safer
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How the National Afghan Trucking System Supports Coalition Forces
 
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The National Afghan Trucking system provides a secure and reliable means of distributing reconstruction material, security equipment, fuel, miscellaneous dry cargo, and life support assets to and from Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and Distribution Sites throughout Afghanistan.
Views: 1498 AFN Afghanistan
UNMAS supporting the Government of Iraq with explosive hazard solutions
 
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UNMAS Iraq has played a vital role in enabling stabilization efforts and assisting humanitarian operations in Iraq since 2015. Produced by the UNMAS Programme in Iraq.
PrimeTech PT-300 D:Mine for humanitarian demining operations in South Sudan
 
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MAG (Mine Advisory Group) – a Non-Profit Organization for mine clearance strives to create safe environments by reducing the threat and impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war throughout South Sudan. For this purpose they have chosen a PrimeTech PT-300 D:Mine: – a multi-purpose tracked carrier providing maximum flexibility for the user, especially in the challenging environment of South Sudan. The whole region is in fact characterised by hard ground conditions during the dry season and dense vegetation after the rainy season.
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GWT: WRAP Mine clearing operation in abandoned Iraqi positions
 
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1. Various of Kurdish fighters standing on the road 2. Kurdish fighter looks at Iraqi positions through binoculars 3. Various of distant Iraqi military emplacements 4. Sign in a field 5. Man produces explosive devices from a bag and takes them into the mine field 6. Various of Kurds lifting mines 7. Close-up of mine components 8. Close-up of anti-personnel mine, pans to man watching over cache of lifted mines 9. Fighters leave the mine field 10. Jeep with Kurdish soldiers drives past 11. Various explosions as the mines are detonated 12. Various of Kurds milling around abandoned Iraqi checkpoint 13. Kurdish fighters drive towards the frontline in a jeep 14. Coalition jets flies overhead 15. Smoke from airstrike in the distance 16. Jets flies overhead 17. More explosions on the horizon STORYLINE: Without firing a shot, Kurdish militiamen moved closer on Saturday to the key prize of the north - Kirkuk and its oil fields - after Iraqi forces staged a sudden withdrawal to possibly plug defences targeted by US airstrikes. Iraqi soldiers fell back at least 20 kilometres (12 miles) late on Friday to apparently regroup near Perdeh - also known as Altun Kupri - about 45 kilometres (27 miles) from Kirkuk, which is Iraq's No. 2 oil producing region. The United States has only about 12 hundred paratroopers and some special forces at its disposal in the Kurdish autonomous region - a force too small to directly challenge Saddam's military, although reinforcements and heavier firepower are expected. Several hours after the Iraqi pull-out Kurdish militiamen moved in to clear scores of land mines and check bunkers. Meanwhile US warplanes continued to attack targets in the direction of Kirkuk. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8d83d2f645aa99951c6eea918470cbdb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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In Rural Afghanistan, Peace and Jobs, Not Politics, Matter
 
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The majority of Afghans live in rural villages scattered around the country, away from the centers of power in Kabul and other major cities. As VOA's Sharon Behn reports, for many of them, it doesn't matter who wins Saturday's presidential election.
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Demining and Bomb Disposal in Somalia
 
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United Nations - Years of armed conflict in Somalia has resulted in its land being contaminated by death traps on the ground, such as unexploded ordnance and other life threatening devices. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with funding from the Japanese Government, is assisting the Somali people in reducing these menaces of war. (Video courtesy of UNMAS. Producer: Alex Pritz)
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US Marines Demining ISIS Rockets on Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq
 
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A group of US Marines stationed in Iraq on the Al Asad airbase, demining with explosive the remain of unexploded little explosive shell from what it look like a
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United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
 
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United Nations, New York, 28 May 2010 - The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works towards a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war, including cluster bombs. Watch UNMAS 101 the new promotional video narrated by the Academy Award nominated star of "The Hurt Locker", Jeremy Renner." UNMAS website: http://www.mineaction.org/
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MaximsNewsNetwork: AFGHANISTAN: LANDMINE AWARENESS DAY (UNAMA)
 
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MaximsNewsNetwork: 05 April 2010 - UNAMA: Afghanistan - Dozens of de-miners wearing blue uniforms and face-protecting helmets commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action with local, United Nations and United States officials in Afghanistan today (4 April). More than 10,000 deminers and associated staff work in Afghanistan implementing the UN-supported the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA); about 40 Afghans a month are now injured or killed by mines, about one quarter the number for 2002. De Mistura, who was involved with clearing areas of mines for the return of Afghan refugees when he worked in the country 22 years ago, noted that since then, more than 15,000 minefields and battlefields, have been cleared, and millions of Afghans have received mine risk education throughout the country. He told the crowd gathered at the compound of the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) that Afghanistan is no longer a problem but is an example when it came to the clearance of mines. De Mistura joined Abdul Martin Adrak, general director of the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority, United States Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Canadian Ambassador William Crosbie in saluting deminers and other mine action staff at the ceremony. One of the Afghan deminers who works for OMAR said that despite the dangers of the job, it is his honor to do it to save the lives of our people from mines. Five demining implementing partners were represented at the event: Afghanistan Technical Consultants, Mine Clearance and Planning Agency, HALO Trust, the Demining Agency for Afghanistan and OMAR. These organizations have removed hundreds of thousands of landmines and millions of other explosive remnants of war, helping some 1,370 Afghan communities to be declared mine-free. ................................................................................................................ ( UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION: UNTV ) ........................................................................................................................................ MaximsNewsNetwork: News Network for the United Nations and the International Community. See: http://www.MaximsNews.com. "GIVING POWER & RESONANCE TO THE VOICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY" ................................................................................................................................
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Soft Occupation. Investigating America’s influence on German politics
 
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Investigative journalist Jurij Kofner is a German citizen. To question the extent to which his country’s policy decisions are influenced by America’s agenda, he explores Germany’s post-war history to understand how relations with the US were formed. He also looks into the dynamics of the two countries’ cooperation under the umbrella of NATO. Today, America’s largest permanent military operation outside the US is in Germany. The American government uses Ramstein as a base for its controversial drone operations. Local citizens, who question the legitimacy of the arrangement, discover they have no say in what some foreign powers can do in their own country. In 2013 it emerged that the German chancellor and other politicians had been spied on by American Intelligence. The phone tapping scandal damaged trust between the countries and raised questions about whether theirs was truly a relationship between equal partners. Jurij Kofner meets politicians, independent journalists and other independent experts; they all suggest that America’s meddling in Germany’s affairs didn’t end at just tapping phone lines. According to some, American NGOs wield influence over German media by offering journalists “grants” in return for writing articles that steer readers towards sympathy with American interests. There’s also a US-funded youth education programme that allegedly seeks to indoctrinate Germany’s young people with a US-friendly agenda. More films about politics: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/politics/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Minesweeping In Cambodia
 
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There are around two million landmines in Cambodia that continue to pose a threat to rural populations. Sky's Tom Rayner meets the people working to clear these mines and the families living and working surrounded by mines. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Stepping into a minefield: enemies beneath the ground (NATO in Afghanistan)
 
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In Afghanistan, mines are quite literally everywhere. Along with other explosive remnants of war or ERWs, they are responsible for the serious injury or death of more than 30 Afghan civilians every month. NATOChannel ventures to Parwan Province in central Afghanistan to meet the men whose job it is to unearth and destroy an enemy that lies beneath the ground.
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A Dangerous Job in Afghanistan | Explorer 2018
 
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A Dangerous Job in Afghanistan | Explorer 2018 Zia risked his life as a translator with U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. Now they're trying to help him obtain an American visa. ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Watch all clips of Explorer here: ➡ Get More Explorer: ➡ EXPLORER AIRS MONDAYS 10/9c. About Explorer: Explorer, the longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, continues as a series of major specials on the National Geographic Channel. In the course of more than two thousand films, Explorer has taken viewers to more than 120 countries, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating stories of science, nature, and culture. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: About National Geographic National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. A Dangerous Job in Afghanistan | Explorer National Geographic 2018 Subscribe & More Videos: https://goo.gl/ZtPRzH Thank for watching, Please Like Share And SUBSCRIBE!!! #wildlife, #taliban
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Iraq irrigation project: Demining and repair initiative restores key irrigation canals near Mosul
 
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Some 200 000 people from Mosul and across Iraq will be able to earn an income for the first time since 2014, thanks to a new FAO project that is restoring irrigation to 250 000 hectares of farmland. Water will soon be flowing again through the canals that used to feed the once-fertile land some 30 km west of Mosul – Iraq’s third largest city. Through the cash-for-work component of the project, FAO supports vulnerable families who need money for daily needs, including food and clothes, heating and transport. Many of them have not had paid employment for at least two years. Participants are clearing the main canal of the northern Al Jazeera irrigation scheme of dirt, stones and debris, which will allow it to again feed small canals throughout the farming landscape. FAO has also repaired the pumping station that feeds the canal system from Mosul Dam. And, for the first time, the agency is collaborating with a demining company to clear valuable farmland around the canals of undetonated ordinances, so farmers can plant crops and graze their livestock safely. The project is already benefiting more than 3 000 people and is essential in getting farming activities in the area back underway. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
DANGER CLOSE MINE CLEARING EXPLOSION IN AFGHANISTAN
 
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Finance squeeze hits Afghan mine clearers
 
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(20 Jun 2017) Afghans who scratch out a living by removing some of the country's countless land mines have long had to contend with rugged terrain, accidental explosions and the threat of kidnapping. These days however they also face the added risk of being laid off. A financial crisis in recent years has forced the country to cut back on efforts to remove explosives left over from decades of conflict - buried bombs that kill and maim dozens of people every month and render precious farming and grazing land unusable. The HALO Trust Organisation, which has been carrying out mine-clearing efforts since 1988, has had to lay off 1,000 de-miners, and now employs just 2,400 Afghans. Over the same three years, the Taliban have widened their reach and an Islamic State group affiliate has risen in the east. Aid agencies have been forced to scale back operations, and funding has dried up as they scramble to address crises in other parts of the world. Afghanistan remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, with millions of people living within 500 metres (yards) of a minefield, according to Farid Ahmad Homayoun, HALO's Afghanistan country director. Wali Mohammad, a 32-year-old de-miner, spends long hours roaming the mountains south of Kabul, looking for mines left over from the Soviet occupation in the 1980s. Like other de-miners, he wears a protective helmet and visor as well as gloves to protect his hands from snakes and scorpions. The painstaking work pays 300 US dollars a month, barely enough to support his wife and eight children, who live as refugees in neighbouring Pakistan. At least 90 de-miners have been killed and more than 120 wounded since 2010, according to government figures. Another 720 have been kidnapped, though all but seven were later freed through military operations or tribal negotiations. Around 140 people, mostly women and children, are killed or wounded by land mines or roadside bombs every month, according to the government, said Wais Ahmad Barmak, the state minister for disaster management and humanitarian affairs, which oversees mine removal. A far bigger threat, for many, is another round of layoffs. Some 5,000 de-miners have been let go since 2014, when the US and NATO formally concluded their combat mission and switched to a support and counterterrorism role. The government has set the ambitious goal of clearing all the country's known minefields by 2023, but that looks increasingly unattainable, especially since armed groups are actively planting new roadside bombs. The shortage of funding and manpower will have a "huge impact" on the government's ability to reach its target, said Barmak. Gul Hassan, a 25-year-old de-miner, says he had to accept the difficult job to support his four children. He is still haunted by an accident a year ago, when a blast tore off his co-worker's hands. But he takes pride in his work, which allows impoverished communities to reclaim much-needed land. "When any of my countrymen can live freely and without fear it makes me proud," he said. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/814b859d91d4c2ede312bf153db9f938 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Refugee Week: Meet the man who fled the Taliban and is now helping Afghan women in London
 
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IBTimes UK interviews Nooralhaq Nasimi, director and founder of London's Afghanistan and Central Asian Association.
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CAMBODIA: ESTIMATED NINE MILLION LANDMINES LIE UNDISCOVERED
 
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English/Khmer/Nat An estimated nine (m) million mines lie undiscovered in Cambodia - one for every person - and every month hundreds of new victims are killed or severely injured. The disabled victims are usually forced to beg to earn a living. But in a radical attempt to remove the menace and give the victims a decent living, a British mine-clearing charity has recruited 56 amputees to help in its work. This man is preparing to blow up the same type of mine that blew his leg off. Now fitted with a prosthesis, he's back in the minefield - working to rid Cambodia of a modern scourge. All of these men and women have lost legs from land mines. Now they're learning to make the most of their skills at the Mines Advisory Group training centre. The British charity is teaching them to neutralise the very weapons that caused their injuries. From a population of nine (m) million, it is estimated that one in every 236 people has lost a limb. Working with the M-A-G not only gives these individuals a living, it helps to clear the land so that others can work on it - without fear. SOUNDBITE: "Unfortunately being an amputee here means it's very difficult to have gainful employment to support family. So we have given them that. The wider issue is that they want the land cleared. When the newly injured wake up to discover they have lost a limb, they face bleak odds. Most Cambodians refuse to employ amputees, believing their injuries to be karma for a bad past life. International aid projects like this prosthesis factory try to employ as many as possible. Now the hiring of amputees to destroy mines takes rehabilitation one step further. SUPER CAPTION: Russ Bedford, Mines Advisory Group This man is waking up in hospital to find he has lost his leg - another mine victim. Anti-personnel mines aren't designed to kill, they are designed to seriously injure - most victims lose legs or arms or are blinded. But despite their injuries many are desperate to undertake skilled work again. And demining is one of the most skilled jobs of all. Thousands of amputees applied to join the course, eager to escape the miserable future which most mine victims face in Cambodia. SOUNDBITE: (Khmer) "I know what it feels like to step on a mine. It's so very painful and hard to see your leg gone. The poor hard life of an amputee forces me to do this job." SUPER CAPTION: Or Loun, De-mining worker A Cambodian soldier earns just 17 U-S dollars per month. Those who are selected and pass the training course will earn 10 times that amount. Both men and women can be de-miners. Mom Sok Phay was a medical assistant who hit a mine while picking vegetables. SOUNDBITE: (Khmer) "It's not a strange job, as most women work hard in the paddy fields. We work as hard as men. So we can do the same with mines." SUPER CAPTION: Mom Sok Phay, De-mining worker It's stressful work. Mines have to identified, marked and either deactivated or blown up with explosives. One false move could be fatal. But with meticulous training, M-A-G say the dangers of demining can be minimised. SOUNDBITE: "Of course its a difficult job, but the risks can be properly assessed and if the rules are followed the risk is minimised." SUPER CAPTION: Russ Bedford, Mines Advisory Group Officials at M-A-G say they will monitor the amputee deminers to ensure the project is not putting them at any higher risk than the rest of the team. But so far the project is a success - and the victims of Cambodia's mines are turning the tables on their enemy. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/64d06e1fc4db92a7f28addff489fd5cd Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Declaring land in Afghanistan free of mines
 
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As a follow-up to the June 2009 podcast entitled Landmines in Afghanistan this new podcast presents the work of a deminer. It explains the demining process and the importance of mine risk education. Learn about progress achieved and how Canada and the international community have helped release land back to Afghans as free of mines.
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Dangers of demining on road to Bagram Airport
 
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1. Long shot of road from Kabul to Bagram airbase and two de-mining workers walking along it 2. Mid shot of demining workers 3. Various of men de-mining along road 4. Close shot of machine used to detect mines 5. Mid shot of man looking for mines 6. Close shot of worker at side of road de-mining 7. Wide shot of road then controlled explosion occurs 8. Mid shot of smoke rising from explosion 9. Workers at side of road in ditch 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ramatullah (sic - no surname given), Service Supervisor, Halo Trust "We want to continue our job to find and collect this type of mine - or other types or other bombs. We will continue our work." 11. Close shot of remains of victim 12. Close shot of blood on ground 13. Long shot of men lying on road trying to retrieve body 14. Mid shot of men trying to retrieve body 15. Body getting carried away on stretcher 16. Blanket being put over body 17. Long shot of road and men in protective clothing walking along street STORYLINE: De-mining teams in Afghanistan are undertaking the dangerous task of trying to de-mine a stretch of road between the capital, Kabul and the Northern town of Bagram. These men are working with the Halo Trust - a British-funded mine clearance organisation. There are approximately 3-hundred de-miners working on the four kilometre stretch of road. The organisation believes there could be up to 10-thousand mines in this area - which was the frontline during battles between the Northern Alliance and the Taliban. Fourteen teams - each with 22 members - have been working here for 10 days. They have so far exploded 12 mines - like the controlled explosion in these pictures. The Halo Trust says mines have been found in areas that were formerly controlled by both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance. According to the organisation, the mines are mainly Iranian, Italian and Pakistan-made - and some of them are booby trapped. Many of the mines are placed next to bombs on the roadside. During the de-mining operation, one man died when he stood on an undiscovered mine. An A-P-T-N camera crew filmed rescue teams as they managed to recover his body, by carefully pulling it away from the area. The bombs are on the edge of the road, as near as 10 cms from the edge. Just over ten percent of Afghanistan is reportedly contaminated by mines - one of the worst affected in the world. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8a93c24d6c027c96725653c3ca2e004d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN
 
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A record number of civilian casualties was recorded in Afghanistan last year. The UN says 3,498 civilians died and 7,920 were injured in 2016. Joining us to discuss this report from Kabul is Danielle Bell, the director of the human rights unit of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and the author of the annual 2016 report. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Cambodia's Female Demining Teams Clear Their Country of War's Remnants
 
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Clearing Cambodia of its deadly land mines was long considered a man's job, but now, women deminers of Cambodia are entering the field to help prevent further tragedies. The mines were laid by successive governments during 30 years of war, primarily along the border with Thailand, to stop the return of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime which had committed genocide on its own people. The Halo Trust recruits all-female demining teams to clear the land and make it safe again. A film by Didem Tali
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British soldiers on demining mission + military briefing
 
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1. Various shots of unexploded ordinance and debris of wrecked military hardware 2. British engineers walking through field by wreckage 3. Destroyed Russian tank 4. Afghan man watching 5. Various of British engineers making thick barrier to act as wall at edge of camp 6. Diggers passing on road 7. Various of soldiers pouring sand into cavity of barrier 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Major General Richard Brent, Royal Engineers, 49 Field Squadron: "Yes, we've come into an area here which has been used by a number of people. The former-Soviet Union countries were here for some time and they laid some mine fields in this area to protect their own positions from people that might want to come into it. It has also been a scene of Taliban and Northern Alliance confrontation, so there's a large amount of ordinance on the ground. It's not in patterns, it's pretty much all over the place. And clearly we have a responsibility to make sure that the area's clear for people to work in it quite safely and beyond our clearance time and for the duration of our mission in this country." 8. More of soldiers erecting barrier 9. Wide of camp 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Bryan Hilferty, US Military Spokesman: "We also continue surveillance and reconnaissance mission wherever the al-Qaida terrorists might be. The hunt continues. The war in Afghanistan is not over." 11. Various of solders marching STORYLINE: The British Royal Engineers were on Monday continuing to clear Bagram airbase of unexploded ordinance and military wreckage that have been left behind after years of fighting. The British soldiers are clearing unexploded bombs and rockets as well as the twisted frames of wrecked tanks, jets and trucks. Once it is made safe, the site will house a field hospital, fuel depot and ammunition dumps and be home to about 1,700 British soldiers joining the US-led coalition effort in Bagram. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d71e6db4d2a7d099e69f5a98fdb29850 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Efforts to de-mine country and rehabilitate victims
 
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Near Kabul 1. Pan from road to de-miner from British-registered charity The Halo Trust 2. Close up de-miner 3. Close up digging around mine in ground 4. Pan from road to de-mining 5. Close up de-miner's face 6. Mine embedded in ground 7. De-miners standing 8. Road where demining is taking place 9. De-miners behind wall 10. Controlled explosion at roadside 11. Smoke from controlled explosion 12. De-miner digging in earth 13. De-miner at roadside 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) De-miner, Halo Trust: (OVER CUTAWAYS) "As you see here one of our deminers found here a large ammunition which maybe connected with anti-personnel or anti-tank mine with this cord. You can see it joined an anti-tank or anti-personnel mine with large ammunition like this. This is 122 millimetres and this is 100 millimetres ammunition." 15. De-miners walking along road 16. Various jeep driving to site of controlled explosion 17. Various ammunition before controlled explosion 18. Various controlled explosion expert wiring up ammunition 19. Ammunition 20. Controlled explosion expert on walkie talkie 21. Explosion takes place in valley Kabul 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nigel Robinson, Halo Trust: "This is a PMN mine. We find tens of thousands of these here in Afghanistan. It's Russian manufactured, but it has been bought and sold around the world by many different nations. It's anti-personnel. It would normally cause an amputation in adult, but a child stepping on this would have very little chance of survival. It would probably kill a child." 23. Exterior International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC) Orthopaedic Hospital in Afghan capital 24. Various ICRC staff with prosthetics 25. Prosthetics on shelf 26. Various hospital staff working on prosthetics 27. Hospital staff and children 28. Girl with prosthetic leg leaning on crutches 29. Little girl with prosthetic legs walking 30. Various interior hospital with landmine victims 31. SOUNDBITE: (English) Caroline Douilliez, International Committee Red Cross (ICRC): "The situation at the orthopaedic centre is quite a complete one. It doesn't mean you're only equipping people with artificial limbs and rehabilitation and showing them how to walk again. It's more than that, it's showing them that there's life even when you're disabled. The fact that the International Red Cross hires a lot of disabled people to work in the centres, to make the prosthese and to carry out rehabilitation with the patients, it's a great thing for the patients because it shows them that even without legs you can still work, you have a job, you can do things and that life is not finished." 32. Man putting on prostheses 33. Patients on hospital veranda STORYLINE: Afghanistan is probably the most mined country in the world. Estimates say that up to 640-thousand mines have been laid since 1979. The Halo Trust is a non-political, non-religious British-registered charity that specialises in the removal of the debris of war. The charity employs more than 1-thousand Afghan deminers. Operations extend from Kabul and the surrounding districts, north through the Shonali valley and the Salang Pass, through the proximities of Baghlam, Kunduz, Samangan and Balkh. By far the most common anti-personnel mines in Afghanistan are the Russian PMN-2s. These mines account for the majority of deaths in the country. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nigel Robinson, Halo Trust (OVER CUTAWAYS) Here in Pulecharkhi, east of Kabul, a team headed by a Halo Trust Afghan disposal deminers takes place. A quantity of mines, bombs and rockets are disposed of here. Charges and plastic explosives are placed around the munition and a controlled detonation takes place. SOUNDBITE: (English) Caroline Douilliez, ICRC You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e0b849e4221a71be8b6bc185abeef407 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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VOICE Investigation into death of soldiers and demining mission
 
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VOICED BY Louise Bates Accident site outside Kabul - 7 March 2002 0000 Wide shot of accident site 0003 Cordon and investigators 0008 Cutaway soldiers 0010 Wide shot cordoned off area 0014 Site being covered with tarpaulin 0018 Mid shot German soldiers leaning against armoured personnel carrier (APC) 0022 Wide shot accident site with vehicles in foreground 0025 Mid shot Danish flag flying on vehicle 0028 Wide shot accident site Kabul - 7 March 2002 0032 Mid shot German army building with flags flying at half mast 0036 Mid shot compound entrance 0039 ISAF trucks driving past full of peacekeepers Bagram - 6 March 2002 0048 UPSOUND Close up mine sweeping device 0052 Tilt up to face of Afghan man mine sweeping 0058 Wide shot Afghan man mine sweeping at side of road 0102 Close-up Afghan man digging for mine 0105 Pan road and military vehicles 0111 SOUNDBITE (English) Gary Arnold, British ISAF 0118 Wide shot APC driving up to abandoned APC ENDS 0129 STORYLINE A formal investigation has begun in Kabul into the cause of an explosion in which five international peacekeepers - two Germans and three Danes - were killed. The soldiers died while they were attempting to destroy two Russian-made SA-3 ground-to-air missiles with a controlled explosion at a munitions collection point about five kilometres (three miles) from the German military's base in Kabul. Their deaths are the first among the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) since its arrival in the Afghan capital in December to maintain order following the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime. VOICE-OVER: 0003 The five international peacekeepers - two Germans and three Danes - were killed here at this munitions collection point about three miles east of Kabul. 0012 The soldiers died as they were attempting to destroy two Russian-made ground-to-air missiles in a controlled explosion. 0019 Another five German and three Danish peacekeepers were injured in the blast. 0024 The area where the explosion occurred has been cordoned off and Danish and German forensic specialists are due to survey the site on Friday. 0032 Outside the German military's base in the Afghan capital the flags were flying at half mast. 0038 German peacekeepers will hold a minutes silence here in honour of the soldiers who died. 0043 The deaths were the first in the International Security Assistance Force. 0048 UPSOUND Close up mine sweeping device 0053 On Wednesday - the day the soldier's died - ISAF troops and locals took part in a demining operation. 0059 A team of British and French soldiers supervised the demining on the road between Kabul and Bagram. 0105 Some mines were found along the roadside, although a search of a bridge turned up nothing. 0111 (SOUNDBITE (English) Gary Arnold, British ISAF "We're just looking at the bridge. There was a report there could have been possibly some mines, however we've found nothing.") 0118 Although Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have been ousted, the weapons they've left behind continue to pose a very real danger to peacekeeping troops. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3c74f51c2e4164d19faea80c5be1f3f8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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German mine-detector dogs trained for mission
 
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Kabul 1. Various shots of Mine Detection and Dog Centre in Kabul 2. Various shots of dogs training with their handlers 3. Various shots of a dog and handler searching out and uncovering a dummy mine 4. De-mining expert with dummy mine 5. Close shot dummy mine with dog in background 5. Setup shot for Mario Boer, Head of Mine Detection and Dog Centre 6. SOUNDBITE (German) Mario Boer, Kabul Mine Detection and Dog Centre: "We can produce puppies ourselves, we can select the right ones according to their capabilities for the job we do here in conditions we have here in Afghanistan. We need fifty to sixty puppies this year because we have a lot over-aged dogs now" 7.Various of dogs and their trainers 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jowad Ahmad, dog trainer: "We start the training when (the dogs) are two month old and the first stage of training is called 'socialisation training.' This stage takes about six months. We familiarise the dog with the people, environment and transportation system and everything around the dog. After this stage of training we have 'basic ball training' - in this stage we make the dog search for a (flavoured) rubber ball and we introduce the rubber ball to the dog as a playing tool or toy for the dog. This stage also takes six to eight months, after that we have 'explosives training' which takes four to six months" Near Bagram airport, 30 kilometers north of Kabul 9. Various shots of trained dogs with de-mining teams searching for land mines and unexploded ordnance STORYLINE: A programme in Kabul to train specialists and search dogs to find and disarm millions of deadly landmines strewn around the war-torn country has been expanded as Afghanistan settles into a kind of peace. Twenty years of war, first between the Soviet Union forces and the Mujahaddin resistance, and later between the Mujahaddin and the Taliban, have left Afghanistan strewn with land mines and unexploded ammunition. There are currently 87 dogs undergoing training at the Mine Detection and Dog Centre in Kabul, sponsored by the German and Japanese governments. About 200 dogs from the centre are already in the field, working with de-mining teams around the country. Each dog spends 18 months in various stages of training for the job, starting before dawn to spare the dogs the heat of the Afghan summer. The dogs, mostly german and belgian shepherds, are descendants of the first of their breeds that were brought from Germany about eight years ago. Initially, experienced dogs were brought from Europe, but they found their new home confusing and unsettling. Now the centre breeds its own puppies so its dogs are familiar with the conditions in Afghanistan. Specialists say there some 50 different types of land mines to be found in Afghanistan. Dogs are trained to recognise TNT (tri-nitro toluene), an explosive commonly found in most land mines. The dogs are trained to move carefully around dangerous areas, and few of the animals have been harmed in the work. Once they detect the smell of TNT, the dogs are trained to sit next to spot as a signal to a team of human deminers to identify and defuse the device. Working in pairs with their handlers, dogs can comb an area to determine if it is finally clear from mines and safe to be declared "mine free," Specialists say that, used correctly, "dog approval" is safer than other means of demining an area of land.. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d258c382eb8c6b201b121a90eb5806d0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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RAF mine clearance at Kabul airport
 
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1. Wide shot of Afghans working on airport runway 2. Mid shot of wrecked plane 3. Close up of unexploded bomb 4. Mid shot of British soldiers beside runway 5. Mid shot of bomb 6. British soldiers discussing bomb removal operations 7. Various of British soldiers organising logistics for bomb removal 8. Close up shot of British soldier with binoculars 9. Cutaway to British emblem on jeep 10.Various of British soldiers organising logistics for bomb removal 11. Mid shot of two British officers detonating bomb 12. Various of smoke from bomb 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Hollis, Squadron Leader from the RAF Disposal Detachment: "Our main job has been area clearance, which is checking out areas prior to people moving in to those particular areas, to make sure there is no unexploded ordinance in them. The type of weapons we have found to date have been generally old Russian ordinance - rocket propelled grenades, anti-personnel bomblets and mortars - they form the majority of the weapons we have found so far." 14. Pan left of British officer inspecting wrecked debris at airport STORYLINE: British troops continued their effort to clear Kabul Airport of unexploded ordinance on Monday. The troop's duty is to make the airport safe so that aid and peace keeping flights can arrive. However they have only cleared the airport of detonators, shells and grenades as Danish troops are in charge of clearing the area of land mines. The airport re-opened last week and more and more flights are coming in and out of Kabul. In the past, planes were only flying to Baghram airport. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1fc01077b3b4dfa49a7ca88c4b49a89d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mine clearance in Columbian forest
 
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Clearing the mines laid by drug traffickers and FARC guerrillas is a crucial job for the Colombian army. It's a painstaking process to make an area safe, but vital if army personnel are to avoid the threat of serious injury or death from improvised explosive devices which are often set as revenge for clearing the land of coca plants. The BBC's Frank Gardner went with Colombian troops to see how they clear mines on the border with Ecuador.
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Iraq: On the ground with French troops in Mosul
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN This week, we follow French troops who are assisting Iraqi forces in Mosul. As the Iraqi and Kurdish forces consolidate areas retaken from the Islamic State group, French troops have been providing valuable training and advice. Meanwhile, other French soldiers concentrate on demining and learning as much as possible about the terrorist group. A team of France 2 reporters were on the ground during some of these operations. Next, will Donald Trump move America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? The status of Jerusalem is one of the most intricate issues in the Middle East. Palestinians consider East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, while Israel claims the entire city as its capital. Haxie Meyers Belkin takes a look at a decision that could reverse years of US policy. And we finish with one of the most historic deals of our time: the Iran nuclear accord. It saw international sanctions lifted against Tehran in exchange for limiting the country's nuclear programme. Today, a year on, it faces a minefield of challenges, including the incoming Donald Trump administration. Visit our website : http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel : http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/France24_en
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UNIFIL and UNMAS hail partnership in de-mining in south Lebanon
 
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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) today highlighted the achievements realized together in south Lebanon while vowing to continue the dangerous but life-saving undertaking of clearing landmines. In his remarks at a ceremony marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary hailed mine action activities conducted jointly with UNMAS and Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC). He added that UNIFIL de-miners to date have cleared over 4,300 square metres of land and safely removed and destroyed 800 anti-personnel mines within its 1,060 square kilometre area of operation (AO) in south Lebanon. He also highlighted the benefits of the mine risk education given to over 1,500 children in the last year, saving lives and increasing the level of engagement between UNIFIL and the people of Lebanon. “These efforts conducted in partnership with our Lebanese colleagues is a demonstration of our commitment to creating a safer environment for the people of south Lebanon,” said Major General Beary. “Landmines and other explosive remnants of war not only endanger the lives of UNIFIL personnel, but also of local populations throughout the AO.” He especially praised the work done by UNIFIL’s core de-mining teams from Cambodia and China. “I wish to publicly acknowledge their professionalism and courage as they set about this work,” he said. Despite progress, the UNIFIL head added, there are approximately 1,000 minefields along the Blue Line. Some of them are located in close proximity to UN positions. He said the “insidious menace of landmines” should be addressed by continuing to work together. “It is a huge imperative for us to keep working to try an ensure that we make south Lebanon, and other parts of the world safer through the work of UNMAS and in this mission UNIFIL,” he added. Major General Beary also read out the message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres on this year’s International Mine Awareness Day, which is observed globally under the theme “Advancing Protection, Peace and Development.” On 8 December 2005, the UN General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Mine Awareness Day, calling on Member States to enhance national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat. Addressing today’s ceremony in Naqoura, UNMAS Acting Programme Manager for Lebanon, Sarah Holland, praised the partnership forged in south Lebanon with UNIFIL, LMAC and local community leaders in both clearing landmines and educating the communities. “As we commemorate Mine Awareness Day, we are proud of the achievements that we have realized together, and bravely acknowledge the task that lies before us,” she said. “Today, let us recommit ourselves to striving for peace and stability here in South Lebanon; and for an environment that is free of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.” At today’s event, UNMAS and UNIFIL de-miners also displayed a simulation of mine clearance activities involving robots and other de-mining equipment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Article: Tilak Pokharel Video camera & edit: Aoibheann O’Sullivan & Mohamad Hamze Music: Calling Instrumental by Dexter Britain Translators: Hanady Younes & Adib Al-Moussa Stills: Mohamad Hamze & Pascual Gorriz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Weapons: Everything About Demining
 
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Ukraine Today presents episode six of the new documentary series on weapons. Meet Ukraine's brave landmine clearance teams, dealing with dangerous reminders of war. Watch previous episodes: Weapons: All about assault rifles - https://youtu.be/YsWSDC8-WEk Weapons: All about made-in-Ukraine tanks - https://youtu.be/0e7hgz3j6Xs Weapons: All about armoured fighting vehicles - https://youtu.be/1wDd1F_OmMI Weapons: Everything about Ukrainian sniper rifles - https://youtu.be/kMZLpkaz_Ak Weapons: Explore the world of explosives - https://youtu.be/VV71ZmCUJsE Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ultra Powerful Anti Land Mine Tank in Action - M1 Abram Assault Breacher Vehicle
 
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M1 Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV), shortly Breacher, and nicknamed The Shredder,[1] is the name of a U.S. military vehicle model as first used on a larger scale by the US Marines in the joint ISAF-Afghan Operation Moshtarak in Southern Afghanistan during the War in Afghanistan in 2010 against the Taliban insurgency. These tracked combat vehicles were especially designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices. The 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long vehicles are based on the M1 Abrams with a 1,500 horsepower engine, but fitted with a 50-caliber machine gun and a front-mounted 15-foot (4.5-meter) wide plow, supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt and armed with nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of explosives. They were called "the answer" to the deadliest threat facing NATO troops in this conflict. The Breachers are also equipped with M58 MICLIC Mine Clearing Line Charges: rockets carrying C-4 explosives up to 100–150 yards forward, detonating hidden bombs at a safe distance, so that troops and vehicles can pass through safely.[2] In the 1990s, the U.S. Army decided it could not afford to continue developing complicated, maintenance-heavy vehicles for this purpose. The Grizzly program was canceled in 2001. The prototype developed never made it to the production lines. The Marine Corps however persisted and funded its own development and testing. The main body of the final model of the ABV is built on the General Dynamics chassis that is used for the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Pearson Engineering of the UK provided the specially designed plow and the other mine-clearing accessories Don't forget to subscribe us on Facebook or Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/DailyExplosiveVideos https://twitter.com/ExplosiveVideos You have a question or you would like to send us footage. Send us a message.
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Women In Mine Action in Mali
 
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In Mali, women are occupying key positions in Mine Action, in different areas of work, such as weapons and ammunition stockpile management, risk education and management. Filmmaker: Christoffer Dreyer Designed for the International Women's Day 2016, this video highlights the importance of involving women in this sector. Mine action investment in humanity Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality #MAHA #Planet5050 #IWD2016
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Woman platoon contributes to demining mission in Colombia
 
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Woman platoon contributes to demining mission in Colombia The chopper means urgency. The yellow line means danger. The tent means responsibility. From October, the squad of 16 women in the National Army of Colombia will start out from Bogota to join the demining mission in the Andean country. (Soundbite, Spanish) Jessica Alejandra Molina Figueroa, Squad Leader "The female group of humanitarian demining consists of 16 staffers, including six responsible for collecting information from each of the villages and towns victimized or subjected to planted mines. The other 10 are responsible for demining execution in areas where information is already collected and danger confirmed." This batch of women are selected for the most dangerous and important work in post-conflict Colombia, because they are more careful, if not more daring than their male colleagues. (Soundbite, Spanish) Jessica Alejandra Molina Figueroa, Squad Leader "There is surely a fear of confronting this task. However, thanks to the training we have received as leaders or soldiers of the demining mission, there will be no error. There is a fear on the face, but since it is done with patience and tranquility, the feared things can’t happen.” The 16 female deminers are part of the 2,500-member Brigade of Engineers for Humanitarian Demining, which was established earlier this year to tackle the nationwide scourge. The whole brigade will expand to 10,000 members by the end of 2017. (Soundbite, Spanish) Jessica Alejandra Molina Figueroa, Squad Leader "At first I was afraid, but soon realized that I will not be left alone at any time, as the army and my strength are with me. They know the record of my work. The Humanitarian Demining mission is guaranteed with internal monitoring and external monitoring. They do not forgive a single mistake in training or operations." More than five decades of armed conflicts have left uncountable mines or unexploded ordnances on thousands of hectares of land in Colombia. According to official figures, from 1990 to 2016, a total of 2,140 people were killed and 8,660 injured over the curse from underground. The government has declared that the country will be Free from landmines and unexploded ordnance in 2020.
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HALO's work in Afghanistan
 
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Afghanistan is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, with estimates of up to 640,000 land mines laid since 1979. HALO began operating in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employ 2,400 Afghans. Our mission in Afghanistan is to save lives and prevent injury through the clearance of contaminated land and the removal of unexploded ordnance. Over the past 20 years that HALO has been working in Afghanistan, almost 80% of all recorded mine and UXO contaminated land in Afghanistan has been cleared. Much progress has been made, though the remaining 570 square kilometres of minefield means there is still some way to go to help Afghanistan meet its obligation to ensure clearance of all recorded hazards by 2023. In this video, HALO calls upon donors to help make a mine-free Afghanistan a reality. Support HALO's life-saving work by donating and subscribing to our pages: Donate: https://www.halotrust.org/support-us/... Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/TheHALOTrust Learn more: https://www.halotrust.org/
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391st Eng Bn Route Clearance Package
 
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EOD Team Keeps Troops & Afghan Civilians Safe
 
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Each time Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians find an Improvised Explosive Device, that's one less bomb that can kill Afghan civilians and Afghan and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. Senior Airman Barbara Patton spent time with EOD Techs at Forward Operating Base Joyce and brings us this story. Sound bite includes Sgt. Mitchell Truett, 744th EOD team member. Provided by American Forces Network Afghanistan.
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Drones for demining | Marc Beltran | TEDxUPF
 
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People are more and more aware about new technologies, Black Mirror already shows us a pessimistic future where they have absorbed us. But what if these technologies can help us save human lives? Marc Beltran talks about technology adapted to humanitarian aid. Partner and COO at the BCN Drone Center. He holds a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering. Eorked at the Canadian Center for Aerospace Research in Vancouver and at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with NASA. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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