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 …

Afghan army defuses massive bombs, landmines: government

The Afghan army personnel found 38 improvised bombs and landmines within the last 24 hours, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “The Afghan National Army (ANA) engineering teams recovered 38 rounds of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines since early Read More …

2 killed during land mine clearance training in Cambodia

A land mine exploded accidently during clearance training at a military base in western Cambodia, killing two people, including an Australian, and injuring three others, police said. National police said the explosion occurred Thursday in Kampong Speu province when a soldier 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 …