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 …

EU contributes additional 1.1 mln euros to de-mining project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union (EU) will contribute an additional 1.1 million euros (1.29 million U.S. dollars) to the de-mining projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), an agreement signed here on Monday shows. The money will be divided in two projects that Read More …

Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield

Defence and Security Accelerator – DASA is launching a new competition seeking low technology readiness level proposals for innovative technologies in accessing, disabling and destroying chemical and biological munitions and improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. This competition has an Read More …

Demining Laos: ‘what my team do can save many people’s lives’

For almost four years, Phouviengsavanh “Toui” Keosouphan, 39, has worked to clear Laos’ plague of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Laos has the distinction of being the most heavily bombed nation on the planet per capita, with 29,000 people killed and 21,000 Read More …

Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and Read More …

Lebanon: U.K. to provide over $2M for land mine clearance

Lebanon will receive 2 million pounds (about $2.6 million) in aid from the United Kingdom’s Global Mine Action Program, a statement from the British Embassy reported Thursday. The program, under the U.K.’s Department for International Development, will be administered across Read More …