Last week in the zone of responsibility of the BH MAC RU Brcko, three tasks, financed by the ITF-USA, were handed over to the local authorities for further use. Tasks were implemented by NN IVSA, local demining organization.
The impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Non-governmental organization "Landmine Survivors Initiatives" announces photo contest "The problem is mine!" concerning the impact of mines and explosive remnants of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The competition is part of the same project supported by the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project aims to raise awareness of the general public about the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war on the citizens and communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to draw the attention of the competent institutions to the need for rapid implementation of the remaining obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
In the period 27-30.04.2015.,as part of 12 CROMAC-CTRO Symposium on Mine Action, Workshop on implementation of Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling and Transfer of PP mines and cluster munitions, organized by RACVIAC, Rakitje, was held in Biograd, Croatia. Workshop was attended by over 20 participants from government ministries, agencies and organizations in the region of Southeast Europe.
On 27.04.2015.,25 SEEMACC meeting was held in Biograd, Croatia and was attended by representatives of mine action centers from the region of Southeast Europe. The meeting was organized by ITF Slovenia and was held during the 12 CROMAC-CTRO International Symposium on Mine Action.
On October 16, 2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) has cooperatively organised a round-table event along with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that features international experts from UNDP, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Implementation Support Unit of the AP Mine Ban Treaty.
A workshop dedicated to the launching of a project “Mine Action after the Floods - Regional Synergy, Technology Development and Capacity Building“ will be held in Sarajevo on 15th and 16th September. The workshop will be held at BM International hotel and will start on 15th September at 10.00 o’clock. The aim of the Workshop is to mark the beginning of the project, to present donors, partners, friends and associates on the project and to present the goal, concept and implementation plan, preliminary activities and experiences. The Workshop is open for participation to the general public.
The operational activities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre consisted of continuous survey of flooded areas and areas affected by landslides in order to observe the current state of suspected hazardous and risk areas, preparation of micro locations for emergency demining, emergency marking and warning the population on mine danger.
Regional mine action centers of Republic of Serbia, Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will have a meeting on Friday 06.06.2014 at the premises of JP “Vojvodinašume” – Morović estate in Morović, starting at 12.00 o’clock.
The aim of this meeting is to represent the concept of assessment and action plan with a list of needs to support that plan, including engagement of competent institutions and academic community. It will also be represented activities planned for future.
Besides the representatives of Republic of Serbia Mine Action Centre, at the meeting will also participate representatives of Croatian Mine Action Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre, Croatian centre for testing and development, Centre for training of divers for underwater demining, rescuing and sea control from Montenegro, International foundation for strengthening human safety (ITF), USA Embassy in Belgrade, American team of experts for emergency rescuing (QRF).
On May 30, 2014 in BHMAC Regional Office in Brcko was held the second regular meeting of the Regional Mine Action Centres of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Croatia and Republic of Serbia.
At the meeting were exchanged current information about the danger of mines and UXOs caused by weather conditions (floods and landslides) that affected areas of the three countries.
All three centers presented available information and established a team of experts to assess the damage and develop projects for the immediate rehabilitation of the areas affected by disasters in the region.