Armenia dispatches humanitarian mission to Syria’s Aleppo

A group of Armenian humanitarian experts have headed to Aleppo, Syria on Friday to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post. The 83-member group, including doctors, sappers, as well as Read More …

Mosul’s ‘3D contamination’ adds to challenges of deadly mine clearance work

Government-led military campaigns and conflict to retake Iraq’s cities from the extremists, also known as Da’esh, displaced more than 5.8 million people between 2014 and 2017. Many are still homeless or unable to return home because of what UNMAS calls Read More …

There’s only one way to tackle Ukraine’s infestation of mines … slowly

“I am not afraid,” says 80 year-old Lidiya Korolyova as she walks across a snow-covered field to check on a suspicious object. It might be a landmine, lying in wait among the trees not far from her village of Ozerne Read More …

UNMAS demolishes its one millionth explosive item in South Sudan – a 100kg bomb

A newly-cleared mine field was turned into an arena for a big bang today, as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) demolished a 100kg air-dropped bomb in South Sudan, marking its one millionth destruction of explosive items in the Read More …

Lebanon’s BRIC applies tech solutions to clearing landmines

The Israeli No 4 landmine has a peculiar design – approach it the right way, and it can be easily neutralized and destroyed. Approach it the wrong way, and things could go terribly wrong, very quickly. A de-miner is on Read More …

Sri Lanka: Rs. 100 m from Japan to support humanitarian demining in Northern Province

The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of $ 624,382 (approximately Rs. 100 million) for humanitarian demining in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 24 January at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo, Read More …

Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos. With the grant, MAG will conduct UXO clearance Read More …

Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, also apprised the Council of the alarming security situation in the central and northern areas of the African State, saying it was “of grave concern,” and provided “a major challenge” to Read More …