In a post-conflict country littered with mines and explosive remnants of war, the capability to deploy highly qualified mine-action staff rapidly is key to saving lives. The United Nations Mine Action Service recently spearheaded a new 10-day emergency training program based on lessons learned from previous rapid-response efforts in Kosovo, Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This exercise emphasized the importance of interagency coordination and was designed to simulate a scenario in which these relationships would be called upon heavily in order to achieve success.
Holm, Liban and JOURNAL, CISR
"UNMAS's Rapid-response Exercise,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 13
, Article 7.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss3/7