Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) August 12, 2005
UNDP, the largest global network of aid organization company in the world. with over 30,000 employees, has selected GroupSat to improve company-wide communication and provide all employees with an easy-to-access to the internet and telephony.
About GroupSat Inc. FZCO:
GroupSat, Inc. is a world leader satellite telecommunications system integrator and services provider, with offices in Dubai and in Afghanistan. Nasir Ameeriar GroupSat President said our Client base are corporations, businesses and governments with a wide range of fixed and portable satellite telecommunications. By offering IP Telephony and Internet using UN equipment would allow businesses to use state of the art equipment with reliable and efficient services to acquire telecom solutions that is urgently needed and contributes to the growth of Afghanistan.
Mine clearance is one of the five core components of mine action. In its broad sense, it includes surveys, mapping and minefield marking, as well as the actual clearance of mines from the ground. This range of activities is also sometimes referred to as "demining".
There are two types of mine clearance: military and humanitarian. Military mine clearance is the process undertaken by soldiers to clear a safe path so they can advance during conflict. The military process of mine clearance only clears mines that block strategic pathways required in the advance or retreat of soldiers at war. The military term used for mine clearance is breaching. This process accepts that limited casualties may occur.
Humanitarian mine clearance is very different. It aims to clear land so that civilians can return to their homes and their everyday routines without the threat of landmines and unexploaded remnants of war (ERW), which include unexploaded ordnance and abandoned explosive ordnance. This means that all the mines and ERW affecting the places where ordinary people live must be cleared, and their safety in areas that have been cleared must be guaranteed. M ines are cleared and the areas are thoroughly verified so that they can say without a doubt that the land is now safe, and people can use it without worrying about the weapons. The aim of humanitarian demining is to restore peace and security at the community level.
Surveying , or the formal gathering of mine-related information, is required before actual clearance can begin. Impact surveys assess the socio-economic impact of the mine contamination and help assign priorities for the clearance of particular areas. Impact surveys make use of all available sources of information, including minefield records (where they exist), data about mine victims, and interviews with former combatants and local people. Technical surveys then define the minefields and provide detailed maps for the clearance operations.
Maps resulting from the impact surveys and technical surveys are stored in an information management system, including a variety of programme databases, and provide baseline data for clearance organisations and operational planning.
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