demining

de|min|ing [di:ˈmaınıŋ] n [U]
the process of removing ↑landmines from an area of land

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Danish demining group — (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), specialised in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance and in reducing armed violence. DDG’s mission is to recreate a safe environment where people can live without… …   Wikipedia

  • humanitarian demining — Department of Defense and Department of State program to promote the foreign policy interests of the United States by assisting other nations in protecting their populations from landmines and clearing land of the threat posed by landmines… …   Military dictionary

  • Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining — The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is an international organisation working in mine action, legally based in Switzerland as a non profit foundation. It was established by Switzerland and several other countries in… …   Wikipedia

  • Mine clearance agency — A mine clearance agency, or demining agency, is an organization involved in removal of landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) for military, humanitarian, or commercial reasons. Demining includes mine clearance (actual removal and destruction of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mine clearance agencies — A mine clearance agency, or demining agency, is an organization involved in removal of land mines for military, humanitarian, or commercial reasons.Demining includes mine clearance (actual removal of land mines from the ground), as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • Minenräumung — Als Entminung wird der Vorgang bezeichnet, Land oder Seeminen von einem Gebiet zu entfernen. Grundsätzlich werden zwei Methoden unterschieden. Zum einen Die Entfernung in Friedenszeiten (ziviles Minenräumen), zum anderen die Minensäuberung im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mine flail — A preserved, World War 2, Sherman Crab – an M4 Sherman tank fitted with a flail A mine flail is a vehicle mounted device that makes a safe path through a mine field by deliberately detonating land mines in front of the vehicle that carries it.… …   Wikipedia

  • Entminung — Als Entminung wird der Vorgang bezeichnet, Land oder Seeminen von einem Gebiet zu entfernen. Grundsätzlich werden zwei Methoden unterschieden. Zum einen die Entfernung in Friedenszeiten (ziviles Minenräumen), zum anderen die Minensäuberung im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Land mines in Central America — are of the unfortunate by product of the cold war era conflict in the 1980s. Contrary to the requirements of generally accepted international law, the minefields of Central America were usually unmarked and unrecorded on maps. Once placed, mines… …   Wikipedia

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