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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According to LMAC director Ziad Nasr, however, removing land mines and other types of unexploded ordnance will take longer.
The presence of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) continues to pose a high risk to civilians, particularly children.
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.
Al-Bushra indicated that some areas affected with the armed conflicts are suffering from existence of some unexploded ordnances , disclosing that four teams were formed to work for get rid of unexploded ordnance in a number of areas in Darfur.
The European Union, jointly with the Libyan Ministry of Defence and the Libyan Armed Forces, recently organised a pilot course to train Libyan security experts on how to collect and destroy unexploded ordnance.
The Foundation Suisse De Deminage and the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL) has endeavoured to conduct mine and unexploded ordnance clearing operations in the conflict affected zones in Mindanao.
SANAA, 21 April (Saba)- UNICEF has expressed grave concern that children in Yemen are increasingly becoming victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance.
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.
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.
Land cleared of mines and unexploded ordnance is now being cultivated, bringing social and economic benefits to the local population.