Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

CISR envisions a world where people can build peaceful and prosperous futures free from the repercussions of conflict and disaster.

We help communities affected by conflict and trauma through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services such as:

Mine Risk Education
Peer Support
Management Training
Scientific Research
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Thousands have fallen victim to landmines. Photo: Zin Win/IRIN

YANGON, 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - A major Norwegian demining NGO says it is ready to begin mine-clearing in southeastern Myanmar once it receives a green light.

“As soon as we get the go-ahead from both the government and relevant ethnic groups, we can start doing a survey, and then clearance,” Andreas Indregard, country director for NGO Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in Myanmar, told IRIN. “From our side, we’re ready to act.”

On 26 September NPA signed an agreement with the Burmese government for the clearance of landmines in Kayah State (eastern Myanmar), Karen and Mon states, as well as the Tanintharyi and Bago regions (all in southern Myanmar). 

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