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ITF Supports Vulnerable Communities in Ukraine
14/04/2021

ITF Supports Vulnerable Communities in Ukraine

At the beginning of 2021, ITF was able to provide 297 at-risk families in Ukraine with much-needed everyday items thanks to the generous donation of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mine Awareness Day
04/04/2021

Mine Awareness Day

As we mark this year’s Mine Awareness Day with the pandemic still impacting our lives and the lives of people around the world, we draw attention to the important role of the mine action community.
Fifteen Years of Cluster Munitions Clearance in the Kopaonik National Park
24/02/2021

Fifteen Years of Cluster Munitions Clearance in the Kopaonik National Park

Throughout the last fifteen years, ITF helped clear over 2.3 million square meters of areas contaminated with cluster munitions in the Kopaonik National Park in Serbia.
Mental Health Protection of Palestinian Children in the Gaza Strip
03/02/2021

Mental Health Protection of Palestinian Children in the Gaza Strip

At the end of 2020, ITF completed a five-year project aimed at providing Palestinian school and kindergarten children in the Gaza Strip with accessible mental health and psychosocial support.
Thousands of Patients Treated in Kabul in 2020
29/01/2021

Thousands of Patients Treated in Kabul in 2020

Despite many challenges in 2020, the MDC Polyclinic in Kabul, Afghanistan, delivered admirable results and provided medical services and treatment for thousands of patients.
A Look into the Future: ITF’s Portfolio of Projects for 2021
16/12/2020

A Look into the Future: ITF’s Portfolio of Projects for 2021

ITF Enhancing Human Security looks into the future of its humanitarian work with its Portfolio of Projects for 2021 – a strategic collection of 99 projects in 32 countries or territories all around the world.
ITF Successfully Passed the EU Pillar Assessment
27/11/2020

ITF Successfully Passed the EU Pillar Assessment

The European Union Pillar Assessment determined that ITF is organizationally and financially compliant to work with EU funds under indirect management as EU’s partner organization.
The Long Walk – Clearing Syria One IED at a Time
11/12/2020

The Long Walk – Clearing Syria One IED at a Time

Thanks to the generous donation of the Austrian Development Agency and the Knights of Columbus, ITF has been supporting explosive hazards clearance in NE Syria in 2020. Chris Hunter, member of clearance team operating in the country, shares his thoughts.
Training Students in BiH to Become Peer Mediators
09/12/2020

Training Students in BiH to Become Peer Mediators

ITF successfully concluded a two-year project “School and Peer Mediation in BiH”, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2019 and 2020, the project engaged around 300 children and 86 teachers from 24 schools.
Sarajevo’s Mount Trebević Mine-Impact Free
30/11/2020

Sarajevo’s Mount Trebević Mine-Impact Free

After Sarajevo’s Mount Trebević was declared mine-impact free as part of the Mine Free Sarajevo project funded by the United States, locals and visitors can now finally enjoy this famous hiking spot.
ITF and Cluster Munitions Clearance
25/11/2020

ITF and Cluster Munitions Clearance

As the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions kicks off on November 25, 2020, ITF looks at the dangers of these deadly weapons and the achievements of the past 17 years of its cluster munitions clearance efforts.
Farmers Can Return to Over 1 Million Square Meters of Cleared Land in NE Syria
24/11/2020

Farmers Can Return to Over 1 Million Square Meters of Cleared Land in NE Syria

Thanks to the generous support of the Austrian Development Agency and the Knights of Columbus, ITF supported explosive hazards clearance teams returned 1.12 million square meters of land to local communities in Northeast Syria.
ITF Addresses the State Parties to the Ottawa Convention
19/11/2020

ITF Addresses the State Parties to the Ottawa Convention

ITF was honored to address the 18th Meeting of the State Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, where the Mine Action community was able to virtually come together despite the physical absence from the conference hall.
Residents of Busovača in BIH Can Now Safely Cultivate Their Land
18/11/2020

Residents of Busovača in BIH Can Now Safely Cultivate Their Land

Thanks to the generous support of the USA, Czech Republic and a private donor, Dr. René Schasse, ITF was able to conclude land release projects and enable residents to cultivate their land.
The “Sarajevo Open 2020” Sitting Volleyball Tournament
16/10/2020

The “Sarajevo Open 2020” Sitting Volleyball Tournament

ITF is honored to have supported the 19th International Tournament in Sitting Volleyball “Sarajevo Open 2020”, held on October 10 and 11, 2020 and made possible thanks to the generous donation by the Republic of Korea.
Cluster Munitions Clearance Project in Sjenica Enables Safe Use of Agricultural Land
17/09/2020

Cluster Munitions Clearance Project in Sjenica Enables Safe Use of Agricultural Land

Around 4 kilometres from the Serbian town of Sjenica, over 94,000 square meters of agricultural land were released for safe use after the conclusion of ITF’s cluster munitions clearance project.
Over 21,000 Syrian Refugees in Jordan Receive Mine Risk Education
17/08/2020

Over 21,000 Syrian Refugees in Jordan Receive Mine Risk Education

ITF recently concluded a mine risk education project in Jordan, implementing 466 workshops for more than 21,000 Syrian refugees. Since March, activities were carried out remotely and included lessons on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Convention on Cluster Munitions Turns 10
01/08/2020

Convention on Cluster Munitions Turns 10

After 10 years of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, cluster munitions continue to endanger civilians.
The Vitez Municipality in BiH Cleared of Landmines and UXO
27/06/2020

The Vitez Municipality in BiH Cleared of Landmines and UXO

The successful release of 195,998 square meters of land and the removal of 7 landmines and 6 UXO has made the Vitez Municipality safer for more than a thousand of its residents.
Reflecting on the COVID-19 Lockdown
18/06/2020

Reflecting on the COVID-19 Lockdown

During the recent lockdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic, ITF’s work became even more important. In order to continue providing humanitarian support and enhancing human security the entire team had to adapt.
@ITFsi: Today we welcomed Ambassador Pëllumb Qazimi from @AlEmbassySlo 🇦🇱. During our pleasant conversation and discussion… https://t.co/uYFpuhkfAt
@ITFsi: [#AFGHANISTAN] Our partners from MDC Polyclinic in Afghanistan🇦🇫continue to provide free healthcare to the most vul… https://t.co/XH0e8CxZrV
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