The following video was broadcast on the Vietnam Television’s Good Deeds show in July 2017. In this video, the VTV crew shadowed NPA-RENEW female operators in their search of unexploded cluster bombs and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). The ERW Survey and Clearance of NPA-RENEW is funded by the U.S. Department of State.
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is one of the leading organizations worldwide in humanitarian disarmament. NPA has worked in Vietnam since 2008 following the signing of an MOU with the government of Quang Tri People’s Committee to support the development of Project RENEW’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) capacity. NPA’s operational footprint now covers all of Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue Provinces, with an increase of assets to two Battle Area Clearance teams, one Non-Technical Survey team, four EOD teams, and 21 Technical Survey teams.
Project RENEW was established in 2001 as a joint effort between the government of Quang Tri Province and interested INGOs to “restore the environment and neutralize the effects of the war” – with the main focus on unexploded ordinance.