Donations Making a Difference in Southeast Europe

In September 2008, Schonstedt Instrument Company and its customers donated thirty demining instruments to the Mine Action Centre for Testing, Development and Training (HCR-CTRO) in Zagreb, Croatia. There they were tested, accredited and integrated into a new training curriculum, with plans to further distribute them to UN Mine Action Programmes throughout the region.

On October 31, 2008, graduates of the first course in "Training for UXO Detection and Removal, Level 1" returned to their home countries of Serbia, Monte Negro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Croatia along with the units they trained on to begin humanitarian demining operations.

Schonstedt, in conjunction with the UN Mine Action Team, is proud to be a part of this significant new development in UN-supported humanitarian mine action in southeast Europe.

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