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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.
Gaza Strip Residents Better Prepared to Face the COVID-19 Outbreak
11/06/2020

Gaza Strip Residents Better Prepared to Face the COVID-19 Outbreak

ITF has partnered with the NGO Zavod NUR to train medical workers in the Gaza Strip while also providing protective equipment for local communities to better face the COVID-19 crisis.
ITF Supports the Provision of Prosthetics and Orthotics Services in Afghanistan
05/06/2020

ITF Supports the Provision of Prosthetics and Orthotics Services in Afghanistan

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, ITF continues with its support of the provision of prosthetics and orthotics services at the Kunduz Regional Hospital in Afghanistan.
ITF Helps Clear Almost 2 Million Square Meters of Land in the Sarajevo Canton in BiH
22/05/2020

ITF Helps Clear Almost 2 Million Square Meters of Land in the Sarajevo Canton in BiH

The successful removal and destruction of 134 mines and 22 UXO in the Municipality of Vogošća near Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina contributed to the safety of the whole region.
Municipality of Bujanovac in Serbia One Step Closer to Being Mine-Free
18/05/2020

Municipality of Bujanovac in Serbia One Step Closer to Being Mine-Free

Japan, United States of America, Mine Action Centre of Serbia and ITF Enhancing Human Security contributed to the safety of residents in the Municipality of Bujanovac, Serbia.
Mine Victims in BIH Receive Support During COVID-19
13/05/2020

Mine Victims in BIH Receive Support During COVID-19

ITF continues to provide humanitarian support in Bosnia and Herzegovina, incorporating in its activities a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ITF Successfully Concludes Hotspots Clearance Project in Albania
27/04/2020

ITF Successfully Concludes Hotspots Clearance Project in Albania

In the beginning of April 2020, ITF and its partners successfully concluded a large-scale hotspots clearance project in Albania, enhancing the safety and security of residents all over the country.
ITF Publishes its Annual Report 2019
24/04/2020

ITF Publishes its Annual Report 2019

In 2019, ITF operated in 17 countries and regions.
The MDC Polyclinic in Kabul Adapts to Current Challenges
20/04/2020

The MDC Polyclinic in Kabul Adapts to Current Challenges

ITF’s partners at the Mine Detection Center (MDC) Polyclinic in Afghanistan have quickly adjusted to the rapidly changing circumstances to be able to continue providing free medical care for the most vulnerable residents of Kabul.
Five Mine Victims from BIH Inspire Us with Their Ascent of Mt. Triglav
04/04/2020

Five Mine Victims from BIH Inspire Us with Their Ascent of Mt. Triglav

On Mine Awareness Day, ITF would like to share a story of five survivors of landmine explosions from Bosnia and Herzegovina that can serve as an inspiration in these challenging times.
In Spite of Current Challenges ITF Continues with Humanitarian Activities
30/03/2020

In Spite of Current Challenges ITF Continues with Humanitarian Activities

As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, the world faces many challenges. They are even more difficult for the most vulnerable in the society. ITF will continue to support them while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved.
@ITFsi: The Second Review Conference of the @ISUCCM is underway, with participants assessing the progress made in the field… https://t.co/n2hl2M4R6A
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