The Danger Lurking Just Below Ukraine’s Surface

The widespread use of mines has left Ukrainians scrambling to find ways to clear the explosives. New efforts to develop mine-clearing technology may help them push back Russia’s invading forces. The owner of an agricultural company in Hrakove, near Kharkiv, Read More …

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 …

Zimbabwe: 87pc wartime landmines removed

So far 87 percent of all wartime landmines have been removed and the Government hopes to have the last out by 2025, Minister of Defence Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told her Ministry’s strategic planning workshop being held in Mutare this week. “We 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 …

Ukraine: A Sea of Explosives 1,000 Kilometers Long

Russian troops have transformed the fighting front into what is likely the largest minefield in the world. Ukrainian sappers are making but slow progress through this sea of death. Sappers are arduously doing their best to clear the explosives. And Read More …

Ukraine mines could exceed 1 million, says UN expert

United Nations mine experts working on the ground in Ukraine have told CGTN that the number of unexploded devices in the country could be in excess of 1 million. CGTN has spoken to Alexander Lobov, a military engineer and mine Read More …