U.N.: Denmark adds USD 3.7 mn to Iraq’s mine clearance efforts

Denmark has added USD 3.7 million for landmine clearance efforts in Iraq, the United Nations reported on Tuesday as the country struggles to contain hazards from explosives left over from the war against Islamic State militants. “The United Nations Mine Read More …

Improvised Explosive Devices continue to pose a grave threat to civilians in Somalia

Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a top United Nations official in Somalia today highlighted the danger posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the country’s civilian population. In his remarks at an observance Read More …

Mine Action in The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Completion of demining operations

Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name Handicap International in the DRC) has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. From January 2016 to December 2017, HI and Read More …

166 mines found and defused in Azerbaijan’s liberated Jojug Marjanli village

Twenty-six anti-personnel and 140 anti-tank mines were found and defused Jan. 25-July 3, 2017 in the Jojug Marjanli village, which was liberated from the Armenian occupation, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said in a message. As a Read More …

New U.S. Government Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Since 1993, the United States has invested more than $2.9 billion for the securing and safe disposal of excess small arms, light weapons, and munitions as well as the safe clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war in more Read More …

UN enhances capacity of Libyan Security institutions to deal with the threats of explosive hazards

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has successfully completed the delivery of a two-week training course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) for 16 Libyan National Safety Authority (NSA) and Military Engineers from Tripoli and Benghazi. The two-week training of trainers training aimed to Read More …