Ghana: Let’s unite to fight dangers caused by anti-personnel mines

Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, has urged the Economic Community of West African States and nations within the Sahel to unite and mitigate humanitarian crises caused by improvised anti-personnel mines. He also asked them to engage in constructive Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA asks Laos to join Ottawa Treaty

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) requested Laos at a meeting on Monday to join the other 164 countries attending the Ottawa Convention while Cambodia is chair and hosts the 5th Review Meeting of the organisation. Ly Read More …

From the Middle East to West Africa: responding to the humanitarian impacts of improvised anti-personnel mines

Though remarkable progress has been made towards the eradication of anti-personnel landmines (APM) since the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) in 1997, casualties from APM are, alarmingly, on the rise, including due to the increased use of Read More …

Cambodia: UN-ESCAP help sought to expand Ottawa signatories

Ly Thuch, the First Vice- President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), has requested UN-ESCAP to assist in encouraging Asia-Pacific nations that have not yet ratified the Ottawa Treaty to do so while Cambodia is hosting Read More …

Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

Cambodia wants more Ottawa Convention signatories

Cambodia wants more countries to sign the Ottawa Convention so that the world can get rid of landmines and other UXOs faster to end the suffering of people residing in contaminated areas. The 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Read More …

Over 120 people wounded by Lepestok in Donetsk People’s Republic

  More than 120 people, including 10 children, received various injuries after stepping on Lepestok anti-personnel landmines in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), acting DPR head Denis Pushilin told TASS on Saturday. The latest incident involving a Lepestok anti-personnel landmine Read More …

Estonia should consider using anti-personnel mines – Kunnas

Estonia should consider introducing anti-personnel mines in its national defense program, said Leo Kunnas (EKRE), deputy chairman of the Riigikogu’s National Defense Committee, on Monday. Anti-personnel mines are banned in all European countries. “While during the previous Riigikogu session, we Read More …

Addressing mine ban treaty challenges: New contamination and compliance

The annual Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpile, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (aka Ottawa Convention, AP Mine Ban Convention, or Mine Ban Treaty) closed on 21 June in Read More …

Landmine Use in Ukraine

This background briefing surveys the types of landmines used in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion began on February 24, 2022. Antipersonnel mines explode by the presence, proximity, or contact of a person, and can kill and injure people long Read More …