Norwegian People's Aid
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is a major Norwegian humanitarian and development non-governmental organization (NGO), with global operations. NPA started humanitarian mine action operations in Cambodia in 1992, an activity that over the past 25 years has developed into a consolidated Humanitarian Disarmament Programme. Currently NPA Humanitarian Disarmament has field operations in more than 20 countries and other areas, undertaking survey and clearance of landmines, cluster munitions remnants and other Explosive Remnants of War. NPA Humanitarian Disarmament implements its own programmes, with international and local staff, often in cooperation with national authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international Mine Action NGOs. In addition to its field programmes, NPA Humanitarian Disarmament works to maintain and develop the international normative and legal framework protecting civilians from effects of armed conflicts, as well as developing new programme and policy responses addressing the humanitarian harm caused by explosive weapons. The overall aim of the NPA Humanitarian Disarmament programme is to protect civilians from explosive weapons.
The “Mine Action Review” (www.mineactionreview.org), is an independent research project, supported and published by NPA. Through its annual reports, Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants and Clearing the Mines, Mine Action Review aims to monitor and analyse progress in survey and clearance of cluster munition remnants and anti-personnel mines globally, and implementation of the clearance obligations in the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
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