Saudi project to dismantle mines in Yemen ‘Masam’ launched

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday launched the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM), a five-year program that aims to dismantle mines in Yemen. According to Saudi Press Agency, Riyadh-based KSRelief launched the Saudi Project Read More …

First Group of Afghan Female Deminers Being Trained

A group of Afghan female deminers is being trained in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan. Many civilian casualties in Afghanistan are attributed to explosive remnants of war and other improvised explosive devices. The Danish Demining Group pledges to train more Read More …

Troops step up efforts to counter IED attacks on convoys

Following increased Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks Amisom troops are being trained on how to detect the device that recently claimed lives of seven Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and left two injured two. Major (Rtd) Ray Nzano an associate operations Read More …

UNMAS life-saving work in Iraq continues with support from the Government of Australia

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Approximately 2.1 million civilians are still Read More …

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 …