36 Donated Demining Tools Bound for Libya

Schonstedt Instrument Company has shipped 36 donated magnetic locators to members of the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team – Libya (JMACT). The JMACT is a partnership of the United Nations and international NGOs, formed to present a coordinated mine action response to the explosive remnants of war (ERW) threat in that country.

Fighting in Libya since February 2011 has led to significant ERW contamination that threatens to increase the number of deaths and injuries of civilians and aid workers as well as jeopardize the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid.

Along with its donors, Schonstedt is pleased to contribute to these efforts to clear the country of unexploded ordnance and abandoned ammunition.

See more of Italian photographer Giovanni Diffidenti’s compelling images of mine action work in Libya and around the globe on FaceBook.