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Luxembourg contributes 500,000 EUR to the activities of UNMAS in Mosul

Published Wednesday August 09 2017

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has renewed its commitment to support stabilization and humanitarian activities through mitigation of explosive hazards in Mosul, Iraq with a contribution of 500,000 Euros to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

The battle with Daesh in Mosul drove much of the population to leave their homes and has damaged many neighborhoods in West Mosul. This is affecting the return of over half a million civilians. One of the main concerns for people returning to Mosul, now and in the future, is the extensive presence of explosive hazards such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Based on priorities identified by the Government of Iraq and the local authorities in Mosul, the contribution by Luxembourg allows UNMAS to extend its support and activities to ensure that explosive hazards are identified and removed, enabling lifesaving work and supporting the safe return of IDPs to Mosul.

Luxembourg has been a supporter of UNMAS’ activities for many years now. Luxembourg is also one of the 73 members of the Global Coalition against Daesh, and has in particular been making humanitarian contributions for the stabilization of the liberated areas.