"This day is intended to make local communities aware of the remaining threats from explosive remnants of war in the south of Lebanon, and we would also like to draw attention to the victims and survivors of ERW related incidents and accidents," said UNMAST Program Manager Leon Louw.
To commemorate this Day the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST) hosted a mock minefield and free demining demonstrations for students in three locations in southern Lebanon.
Displays and demonstrations by the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST) and UNIFIL Demining personnel from Belgian, Cambodian, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish and Sri Lankan contingents were exhibited.
A ceremony, organized by the United Nations Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST), was held at the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.
With the transition of coordination authority to the Lebanon Mine Action Centre (LMAC) since January 2009, experts from UNMACC-SL - since renamed UNMAST - now operate as an integral part of UNIFIL's de-mining efforts.
A ceremony at the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura marked the 200th point de-mined on the Blue Line, and the head of the UN Mine Action Support Team (UNMAST) roller-skied on the road from Tyre to Naqoura on this occasion.
The Programme Manager of UNMAST, Michael Hands, marked the day by roller-skiing from the city of Tyre to UNIFIL Headquarters, where he was received by the Force Commander.