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Working Towards a More Resilient Northeast Syria
03/06/2022

Working Towards a More Resilient Northeast Syria

In Northeast Syria, ITF is supporting clearance of explosive ordnance, explosive ordnance risk education, and provides agriculture support to the local population whose livelihoods depend on farming.
Visit of Mine Survivors from BIH to Slovenia
20/05/2022

Visit of Mine Survivors from BIH to Slovenia

In May 2022, we hosted Paralympic athletes from Bosnia and Hercegovina, the president of the sitting volleyball club from Sarajevo and a mountaineer who climbed Slovenia's highest peak, Triglav, all of them exceptional individuals and mine survivors.
ITF Annual Report 2021 is Published
26/04/2022

ITF Annual Report 2021 is Published

We are proud of the achievements accomplished in 2021 and are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported our humanitarian work. Humanity, compassion, innovation, transparency, and partnerships are the guiding principles we pursue.
International Mine Awareness Day
04/04/2022

International Mine Awareness Day

This year’s Mine Awareness Day is unfortunately observed during a new armed conflict in Europe, which ITF strongly condemns. The images we see remind us of the important role mine action community plays and will continue to play in the future.
 Gaza’s Youth Making a Difference Through Voluntary Work
17/02/2022

Gaza’s Youth Making a Difference Through Voluntary Work

Voluntary work is important as a resource of mutual help and a way of encouraging youth to actively participate in their communities. That was the focus of the program we are implementing with our local partner.
Risk Education for Syrian Refugees
26/01/2022

Risk Education for Syrian Refugees

Since May 2020 we have been implementing risk and health education workshops in Jordan with our partner AMACC. The project focuses on the many Syrian refugees, especially children, with the aim to enable their eventual safe return home.
A Look Back to 2021
07/01/2022

A Look Back to 2021

As we made our first steps in the new year, we want to look back to all the projects we carried out in 2021 and the changes we implemented so we could continue our humanitarian work around the world while making sure everyone stayed safe and healthy.
Immense Victim Assistance Needs in Lebanon
30/12/2021

Immense Victim Assistance Needs in Lebanon

Thanks to the support of the Republic of Slovenia, we were able to start what is currently the only mine victim assistance project in Lebanon.
Mine Victims Assistance Project in BIH Funded by Germany
18/11/2021

Mine Victims Assistance Project in BIH Funded by Germany

On 16 November 2021, a presentation of the Mine Victims Assistance project for mine victims in BiH took place in Sarajevo, which was graciously attended by H. E. Ambassador Margret Uebber, and Military Attache Franz-Josef Nolte.
Two Important Demining Projects Near the BIH-Montenegro Border Crossing
17/11/2021

Two Important Demining Projects Near the BIH-Montenegro Border Crossing

We have several sites in Bosnia and Hercegovina (BIH), including two demining projects right next to a border crossing from BIH to Montenegro, which have recently been successfully completed, releasing 13,664 square meters of land, and removing 2 mines.
Monitoring Visit to ‘Clear then Grow’ Project in Syria
12/11/2021

Monitoring Visit to ‘Clear then Grow’ Project in Syria

Together with Austrian Development Agency we have visited the ongoing clearance and risk education project with an integrated agricultural recovery programme in Northeast Syria.
Four Cluster Munition Projects Successfully Completed in Serbia
12/10/2021

Four Cluster Munition Projects Successfully Completed in Serbia

Four cluster munition clearance project tasks implemented in Serbia – three in the Municipality of Sjenica and one in the Municipality of Tutin. The project enabled for 1,017,340 square meters of land to be safely returned to the local residents.
After 20 Years, The City of Sarajevo is Mine-Free
22/09/2021

After 20 Years, The City of Sarajevo is Mine-Free

Mine Free Sarajevo has officially been completed. Over six million square meters of mine-affected areas in and around the BIH capital Sarajevo have been released and 841 landmines and UXO have been found and destroyed in the process.
Germany Supports Land Release and Rehabilitation Activities in BIH
07/09/2021

Germany Supports Land Release and Rehabilitation Activities in BIH

We are pleased to announce that Germany continues to support the land release activities and rehabilitation program in BiH in 2021 with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and social status of mine victims and their family members.
Beekeeping As a Way Of Empowering Mine Victims
13/07/2021

Beekeeping As a Way Of Empowering Mine Victims

ITF has successfully enabled the participation of beekeepers, mine/UXO victims from BIH, in a training program, where they learned more about the culture of beekeeping, thanks to the support from the Republic of Korea.
Mine Free Sarajevo Field Operations Completed
30/06/2021

Mine Free Sarajevo Field Operations Completed

More than two decades after the end of the war, Sarajevo will be mine free. Project supported by the United States government will enable safe return of more than 6 million square meters of land to local residents.
Japan Continues to Support ITF Enhancing Human Security in Bosnia and Herzegovina
20/05/2021

Japan Continues to Support ITF Enhancing Human Security in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the occasion of the official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan H.E. Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi to Bosnia and Herzegovina, ITF Director Tomaž Lovrenčič signed a Donation Agreement with the Ambassador of Japan H. E. Makoto Ito.
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.
@ITFsi: It was inspiring to take part in the Mine Action Support Group #MASG meeting today, chaired by Amb. Yves Marek of… https://t.co/GY4XksW7P1
@ITFsi: A pleasure to exchange views on Libyan Mine Action Center's achievements and results over the past year with LibMAC… https://t.co/6uI50sOf1P
@ITFsi: W/Mr Shohab Hakimi, MDC Director who thanked @MZZRS & ITF for continuous capacity support to MDC Polyclinic, which… https://t.co/VRkiBu5xym
@ITFsi: Great meeting discussing the situation in #Ukraine and exploring possibilities to adress the great humanitarian nee… https://t.co/XXAOtcfrL5
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