U.S. and Chad Cooperate to Reduce Risk from Landmines

A group photo of participants and theirs trainers (Photo U.S. Embassy)

On February 23, 2018, nine members of the Chadian Army’s Engineer Brigade graduated from a U.S. Army-led Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Explosive Ordnance Disposal training course. The HMA program teaches Chadian soldiers how to reduce the harmful effects of landmines, which severely injure and kill innocent civilians, obstruct emergency assistance activities for those in need, and impede the free movement of Chadian citizens.  This was the fourth iteration of HMA training in Chad, which certified these nine soldiers to train other soldiers and civilians on how to mitigate the dangers of landmines. The graduation was held at the Inter-Army Military Academy in N’Djamena, with the participation of U.S. Embassy N’Djamena officials.