All-Women Police Unit From Egypt Breaks New Ground in Mine Action in Central Mali


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(wataninet) The MINUSMA Egyptian Formed Police Unit, deployed in the region of Douentza since 2017, has set up three Search and Detect teams to tackle the persistent threat of IEDs in Mali. One of them is composed entirely of women police officers, and is the first all-women Search and Detect team deployed in a UN peace operation.

The women team work on the Search and Detect teams that are trained to identify explosive ordinances and improvised explosive devices (IED), which can then be safely removed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

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Published: Friday, January 27, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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