Since 2001, MLI has been a significant partner of the Lebanese Mine Action Center (LMAC) within the Lebanese Army. LMAC is responsible for executing the Lebanese National Mine Action Program. MLI helped establish the LMAC’s Mine Detection Dog capacity. These remarkable animals accelerate the pace of mine clearance operations by sniffing explosives.
MLI has donated 32 life-saving dogs to Lebanon since 2001 that have searched 789,870 square meters of mine-affected land in Lebanon. In 2015, the latest six dogs arrived in Beirut to replace others that had recently been retired.
MLI has also linked schools in the United States with schools in mine-affected areas of Lebanon to foster global citizenship among students, increase mine awareness and generate funding to provide prosthetic limbs and other rehabilitative care to young landmine and cluster munitions survivors. 5 of the 32 donated dogs were sponsored by schoolchildren in the United States.
For more information, you can contact Mr. Perry Baltimore, the CEO of MLI, (703) 243-9200. Perry is ready to meet and brief any interested individual or organization in sponsoring a dog specifically for the Lebanese Army.