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Surveyors Assist in Global Demining

Good article in the June 23 edition of Pangaea (the xyHt e-Newsletter) about the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative and how surveyors are assisting in this global demining effort: UXOs and Mines Hurt, Surveyors Help The great thing about writing this newsletter is finding all the neat geospatial technology out there. Seeing this technology used for a truly good end is truly satisfying. (Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see any civilian geospatial technology be used for bad purposes, but this is an especially interesting effort; read on.) Click here to read full article

10 Units Shipped to Uganda and the Central African Republic

Now in its 8th year, the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative (SHDI) is still going strong! Schonstedt just shipped 6 demining locators 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 29 countries, among them Laos, Somalia, Kenya, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Nepal, Egypt, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Croatia, Chad, Azerbaijan, Gaza, Cambodia, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Uganda, the Darfur region of Sudan, and the Central African Republic.   This video tells the story of an innovative humanitarian demining partnership involving the United Nations Mine…

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…

VIDEO: Schonstedt and UNMAS Demining Featured on FSNLive

VIDEO: Schonstedt and UNMAS Demining Featured on FSNLive

Schonstedt Recognized in UNMAS Annual Report

The 2013 United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) report includes a special acknowledgement of Schonstedt’s ongoing contribution to global demining efforts through the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative (SHDI), which is still going strong in its 7th year of operation. Download full report in .pdf format here

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Schonstedt Locators in Afghanistan

Front page article in The Washington Post By Kevin Sieff KABUL — As the U.S. military withdraws from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a deadly legacy: about 800 square miles of land littered with undetonated grenades, rockets and mortar shells. The military has vacated scores of firing ranges pocked with the explosives. Dozens of children have been killed or wounded as they have stumbled upon the ordnance at the sites, which are often poorly marked. Casualties are likely to increase sharply; the U.S. military has removed the munitions from only 3 percent of the territory covered by its sprawling ranges,…

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Mali Demining Film Features Schonstedts

A short film by documentarian Marco Grob and narrated by Daniel Craig follows “Douglas”, a UNMAS demining technician in Mali, who risks his life day in and day out in an effort to uncover and dispose of “the leftover detritus of war”.