United Nations in Libya Marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) co-organized a reception on 28 March in partnership with the Canadian and British Embassies to Libya to celebrate the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. Under the theme, “United Nations Read More …

Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’, clears a path to SDGs, says UN chief

  “All people have the right to live in security, and not fear their next step”, António Guterres spelled out in his message, lauding mine action, which “clears paths and creates safe ground on which homes can be built or rebuilt” and Read More …

Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line. Sheltering in the basement of his family home in eastern Ukraine, Volodymyr Zayika, 71, Read More …

Explosion at Russia’s Military Space Academy leaves four seriously hurt after ‘bombs’ spark evacuation

Local news sites said a homemade bomb destroyed a staircase at the prestigious Mozhaisky Academy – as cops said they were treating it attempted mass murder. There were also unconfirmed reports of a second explosion from a TM-57 anti-tank mine Read More …

South Sudan: Safe ground, safe home as UN Mine Action Service clears the way for peace-driven returnees

“South Sudan is doable. We are into the endgame now, and we need support to see this one through. It isn’t a thousand-year problem. It isn’t a hundred-year problem. It is a three to five-year problem, and then this goes Read More …

One bomb at a time: life in the throes of Pakistan’s Taliban

On a fateful September morning in 2013, police at Peshawar’s control centre received a call from one of its units in the suburbs. The caller said an improvised explosive device (IED) had been planted on Frontier Road, which separates Peshawar Read More …

South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left Read More …

Cambodia Asks Russia to Help Train Cambodian Peacekeepers on Mine Clearance

Cambodia has asked Russia to help train Cambodian peacekeepers on clearance of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in order to further improve their capacity in UN peacekeeping operation, according to local media report. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the Read More …