6 Units Shipped to Uganda Through SHDI

Now in its 8th year, the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative (SHDI) is still going strong! Another six demining locators were recently shipped to Uganda, bringing the worldwide total to 483. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has assisted in getting the $1041 locators into the hands of UN-supported demining teams in 28 countries, among them Laos, Somalia, Kenya, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Nepal, Egypt, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Croatia, Chad, Azerbaijan, Gaza, Cambodia, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Uganda and the Darfur region of Sudan.

This video tells the story of an innovative humanitarian demining partnership involving the United Nations Mine Action Service, (UNMAS) Schonstedt Instrument Company, the US Department of State and the Society of Religious Friends (Quakers) who have raised funds for donating magnetic locators to mine action programmes around the world.

Produced by Richard Krantz (pilotpro@verizon.net)

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