Press
@ITF_fund: Our activities in the Kyrgyz Republic are supported by:@StateDeptm, @MOFAkr_eng and implemented with close cooperat… https://t.co/JtGlAfh41u
@ITF_fund: Planning for the fifth edition of #LendYourLeg is in full swing. We will roll up our pant legs in support of a mine… https://t.co/xEyB4RTgGH
@ITF_fund: We join countless organisations and nations around the world in the celebration of the #WorldSocialJusticeDay Foto:… https://t.co/U9w0UeR3GS
@ITF_fund: .@StateDeptPM continues to support ITF work in #Albania with securing funds for hotspots clearance by @NPAdisarm an… https://t.co/ZWy7MwhNB7
@ITF_fund: Hello from Tel Aviv! A busy week in #Israel regarding @ITF_fund project where we met with #INMAA. https://t.co/xeazQlIJs2
@ITF_fund: We apply several guidelines within all aspects of our work, with which we try to enhance #HumanSecurity, including… https://t.co/boSFdBcKzI
@ITF_fund: Busy week and countless meetings in Geneva! Just discussed the #MineAction needs in #Iraq with Mr Khalid Jabbar, D… https://t.co/j0bzs5kDyX

ITF visits Cluster Munitions Clearance operations in South Lebanon

13.10.2011
ITF representatives, namely Mr. Dorijan Marši?, Director and Mr. Iztok Ho?evar, Adviser for International Relations visited DanChurchAid (DCA) Mine Action Programme in Lebanon, which ITF has been supporting from 2009 on. Donor funding for battle area clearance (BAC) operations through ITF was provided by CyprusAid in 2010 until 1 September 2011 and the support continued by US Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, which will support one BAC team until end of February 2012.

ITF team visited  DCA BAC task in Ghandouriyal, where cleared land will be used for olive plantation. In period from 23 May 2011 until 1 August 2011 clearance on task was performed by CyprusAid supported BAC team, which continues to perform for the donation of US DoS, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. The task in Ghandouriyal is expected to be finished and cleared land handed over to local population by the end of November 2011.

Based on the visit on the field and DCA overall results in Lebanon, being the best operator for the third year running (according to Lebanon Mine Action Center) in terms of professionalism, productivity and safety, ITF plans to continue seeking for support landmine and cluster clearance operations of DCA in Lebanon.

For 2012 ITF already received pledge from Germany, which decided to join other donors through ITF in supporting clearance operations to achieve the goal of Lebanon being safe from the impact of mines and cluster munitions.