Keeping children safe in Africa

SafeLane's multi task teams in one African nation are working so hard to ensure children in local communities are protected, as this latest update shows.

Following reports of a cluster munition being discovered close to the town of Tifariti earlier this year, SafeLane’s Multi Task Team 2 was deployed to conduct a technical survey and to clear areas within the radius of the town.

Since the finding of the initial cluster munition, the team systematically cleared through multiple task sites, reporting and destroying a number of further cluster munitions.

To finalise the clearance and the completion of the technical survey work in Tifariti, staff decided to deliver mine risk education (MRE) events at the nearby school to keep children within the community safe from all forms of unexploded ordnance.

The Community Liaison Team visited the school, donated volleyballs and a volleyball net and mine risk education material, books and coloured pencils.

The team also delivered an inclusive mine risk education session to the school’s pupils and teachers.  A large banner was left with the school for display, to remind children how to stay safe.

Well done to all the SafeLane teams involved in operations that reach out to the communities in which they work – and in this case, especially to those whose work with the people of Tifariti is ensuring their safety from explosive remnants of war.