unexploded ordnance


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unexploded ordnance

[¦ən·ik′splōd·əd ′ȯrd·nəns]
(ordnance)
An object containing explosives which did not function as intended, or an object which contains some type of delay-action device.
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Over 7,000 unexploded ordnances were left throughout the Gaza Strip following the 2014 summers Israeli aggression on Gaza, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian territories (OCHA).
While safety measures are in place to protect the community from unexploded ordnance, anyone can play a part.
The major focus of these patterns, he added, is physically protecting children against unexploded ordnance, including ammunition, explosives, bombs and mines, which could be left behind after the war is over or in the areas announced secure after terrorists were expelled.
Our employees will work under the supervision of SDS Holland to ensure that no unexploded ordnance remains on the ship or in the close proximity of the mooring point," Hulsey said.
Director of Unexploded Ordnance Section at UNAMID, Mohammed Awad uncovered that 99% of victims of Darfur conflicts was caused by the unexploded ordnance, affirming that a year-long plan was set up for removing unexploded ordnances from some war-affected areas in the region.
These efforts will assist in building a national capacity to clear unexploded ordnances through hands-on training and mentoring
Hundreds of unexploded ordnance have been left in areas of conflict in Central Mindanao during the conduct of the more than two decades conflict between the government and the MILF.
In the first three months of 2012 alone, 13 children were reported killed and another 12 maimed by unexploded ordnance or mines in 12 reported incidents.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had highlighted the work of United Nations mine action personnel around the world in preventing landmines and unexploded ordnance from causing harm long after conflicts have ended, and transforming danger zones into productive land.
GHAZNI, November 15, 2011 (Frontier Star): An unexploded ordnance killed two girls and wounded another yesterday (Nov.
RAF Goswick Sands, at which air force and civilian personnel find and detonate unexploded ordnance from a beach near Holy Island, will be axed in the Spring of 2012.
According to Richards, the Level-1 skills learned during this exercise will enable Namibian forces to gain a better understanding of operational risk management (ORM), range safety procedures, unexploded ordnance reconnaissance, blasting calculations, handling of electric and timed-fused firing setups and medical triage.