Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:48

United Nations Mine Action Service launches a Risk Education and Victim Assistance Management Training Course

Erbil, 25 October 2016 – With a generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) opened a Risk Education and Victim Assistance Management training course.

The three-week training course is delivered to enhance the capacity of 15 senior staff from the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) to plan, organize, implement and monitor risk education and victim assistance programme in line with International Mine Action Standards.

Mr. Fumio Iwai, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, expressed with pleasure that Japan has been helping Iraq, including the Kurdistan region, tackle challenges of explosive hazards left in areas liberated from ISIL. He said this training program contributes to mitigating the threat of ERW, landmines and IEDs in order to accelerate IDP’s return to their homes.

UNMAS would like to thank and express gratitude to the participants from the IKMAA for their participation and continued commitment to ensuring the safety of civilians from the threat of mines and explosives.

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