Myanmar: Civilians bear brunt of landmine explosions in Shan State

Civilians in northern Shan State are bearing the brunt of clashes that have been going on since 2011 between the military and armed ethnic groups, including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Landmines and other explosives have killed or injured civilians. During Read More …

U.S. Department of State Provides 600 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects. The projects Read More …

UNMAS supports UK DFID delegation visit to Mosul

The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas liberated from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), will continue to impede security and stability efforts as well as development initiatives until these are cleared and Read More …

US Marines Train Moroccan Military to De-Mine

US Marines have conducted a Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) level 2 training for Moroccan military officers to enhance Morocco’s demining capabilities. US Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) trained officers of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) on “how Read More …

Demining squad of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation leaves for Laos to assist in mine clearance

In order to fulfil the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the 36-strong demining team of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is about Read More …