Afghanistan: 100s Killed, Injured by Landmines in Past Year

Statistics from the Afghan Directorate for Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) show that “120 civilians are killed and injured each month” as a result of landmine explosions. Officials gathered in Kabul today (Wednesday) to mark the International Day of Mine Awareness Read More …

UN official says explosive mines put around 1.2 million Nigerians at risk

A UN official based in Nigeria said about 1.2 million people are at risk of explosive mines in three northeastern states of the country. Speaking at a gathering for the 2022 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Read More …

Ukraine: Russia Uses Banned Antipersonnel Landmines

Russian forces fighting in Ukraine have used banned antipersonnel mines in the eastern Kharkiv region, Human Rights Watch said today. The antipersonnel mines were located by Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal technicians on March 28, 2022. Russia is known to possess Read More …

Questions & Answers on Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) for Ukraine

How authorities and aid workers can support emergency EORE and other explosive weapons related risk education. his Q&A has been produced by the EORE Advisory Group – a global group of over a dozen UN agencies, international organisations and international Read More …

Banned Butterfly Mines Dropped In Ukraine That Children Can Mistake For Toys

A former war correspondent has shared chilling insight to the so-called ‘butterfly’ mines reportedly being used by Russian troops in Ukraine. After Vladimir Putin sent Russian forces across the border on February 24, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova shared the news Read More …

Yemen: 2,364 Cluster Bombs, Mines Left by Coalition Forces

The non-technical survey teams in the Executive Center for Mine Action managed during February 2022 to discover 2,364 cluster bombs and mines left behind by Saudi-led coalition forces. According to a statistic issued by the center, the non-technical teams of Read More …

Philippines: Security Forces seize IEDs and anti-personnel mines in Lanao del Sur

Military officials said Thursday a possible terror plot has been averted with the fall of the Dawlah Islamiya – Maute Group (DI-MG) lair in Lanao del Sur. Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the troops Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC to train 34 new dogs to assist in demining efforts

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) welcomed the birth of 34 new puppies, who are the new generation of canines that will be used to assist the CMAC in its mission to make Cambodia mine-free. CMAC’s Director Heng Ratana announced Read More …

Colombia: Military Engineers making progress in antipersonnel mines clearance

Colombian Military Engineers made progress in the decontamination of 9,728 square meters in Marquetalia Tolima that were suspected of having antipersonnel mines. The work of the soldiers of the Humanitarian Demining Engineer Battalion No. 2 continues in the region. En Read More …