Strengthening national capacity for an effective response to the needs of survivors of explosive hazards in the central region of Mali.
25th Sep 2019
United Nations Secretariat
UNOPS Email: JohnKK@unops.org
First name: John
Telephone country code: Mali (+223)
Telephone number: 66755653 Mali Email :JohnKK@unops.org
Tender are invited for Strengthening national capacity for an effective response to the needs of survivors of explosive hazards in the central region of Mali.
Deadline : 25-Sep-2019 12:00 (GMT 1.00)
Published : 10-Sep-2019
Type of Notice : Grant support-call for proposal
Beneficiary Country/Territory : Mali
Reference : MLI_2019_VA_21706_002
Description : Context Analysis
UNMAS has been operating in Mali since 2012, following the outbreak of conflict, exacerbated by the threat of explosive hazards. From 2013 onward, UNMAS and mine action actors intervened to implement a comprehensive mine action response, including risk education, survey, clearance, victim assistance, advocacy, and the capacity development of civil society organizations to enable them to implement humanitarian mine action projects.
As a result, from 2012 to March 2019, UNMAS and its partners have provided Risk Education sessions reaching 1,436,479 civilians; 3,921 items of ERW have been destroyed; 5,036,757 square meters have been cleared; 2,037 villages surveyed; and 6 civil society organizations trained in implementing humanitarian mine action related activities, out of which one accredited following International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
Whereas UNMAS and its partners` interventions resulted in the reduction of the number of victims of Explosive Remnant of War (2012: 56; 2013: 55; 2014: 38; 2015: 39; 2016: 24; 2017: 26; 2018: 16; April 2019: 6 victims), the persistent threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continuously increases, primarily in the regions of Mopti, Sgou and Gao. Tragically, the number of civilian casualties from explosive hazards, including IEDs in those regions has nearly tripled between 2018 and 2019. From 2013 to July 2019, 809 IED incidents were recorded in Mali, resulting in 565 civilian casualties. This contamination ha...