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D.R. CONGO: Graduation day for two new MAG-FARDC demining teams

Sixteen members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Armed Forces will carry out important clearance work to make the DRC a safer country after being trained by MAG.

ALERTNET  July 12, 2011

The FARDC (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo) personnel make up two Manual Clearance Teams, formed with the support of the UK Department for International Development under MAG’s new “Linking Mine Action and Development” project in DRC.

Having completed the basic deminers course in accordance with International Mine Action Standards, the teams will now apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to contribute to the national humanitarian demining clearance operations. This will be done under supervision from the MAG Technical Field Managers who conducted their month-long training.

One team will deploy to Dimbelenge territory in Kasai Occidental province, to conduct technical survey and clearance work of high-priority Suspected Hazardous Areas, while the other will deploy to Bas Congo province, carrying out the equally high-priority clearance of the Lindu minefield

Please read the entire story here

July 12, 2011 - Posted by | Africa, Demining, Explosive Remnants of War, Landmines, Mine Clearance | , , , , , ,

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