Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon.
Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few women working under extremely risky conditions to realize her vision of a mine-free Lebanon. Zeina’s works to allow the safe passage of UN peacekeepers along the blue-line, contributing to development and peace in her country.
Zeina also helps raise awareness about the impacts and dangers of landmines, and conducts trainings on Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for UN personnel in Lebanon.
In November 2019, Zeina, along with six other young women working for the United Nations Mine Action Service, received the UN Secretary-General Award for addressing the gender imbalance in the field of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).