Ukraine: Banned Landmines Harm Civilians

Ukraine should investigate its military’s apparent use of thousands of rocket-fired antipersonnel landmines in and around the eastern city of Izium when Russian forces occupied the area, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch documented numerous cases in which Read More …

Cambodia: Deminers remove 74 MD-82 anti-personnel land​mines in Udong district, Kampong Speu

The deminers from Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) this week have found 74 anti-personnel landmines in Oudong district of Kampong Speu province. CMAC director general Heng Ratana said the landmines, identified as MD-82s, were removed by the demining force during Read More …

Zimbabwe’s Women Deminers Sweep Away Fear And Stereotypes

When Zimbabwean deminer Memory Mutepfa digs up a landmine, places it in a pit and blows it up using electronic detonators, she feels pride, not fear. Mutepfa, 31, belongs to a group of women working to clear mines in eastern Read More …

Philippines: 6 soldiers hurt in Northern Samar explosion

Six Army soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) believed planted by the New People’s Army (NPA) went off in Las Navas, Northern Samar on Sunday. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) condemned the attack that occurred Read More …

Ukraine accused of using controversial ‘butterfly’ mines against Russia

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) recently accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of planting PFM-1s, also known as butterfly mines, throughout residential areas of Russian-controlled Donbas. The Russian MFA also claimed that “the use of butterfly mines goes against Read More …

US officials say Ukraine behind car bomb assassination of Putin ally’s daughter

US intelligence believes parts of the Ukrainian government gave the go-ahead for a car bomb that killed the daughter of a staunch Putin ally in August, according to a report Wednesday. Kyiv has unequivocally denied any involvement in the blast Read More …

Handbook for Capacity Development in Mine Action (Lao) ປື້ມມຄູ່ມື ສໍາລັບ ການພັດທະນາຂີດຄວາມສາມາດ ໃນວຽກງານເກັບກູ້ລະເບີດ

The handbook for Capacity Development in Mine Action was published to capture the wealth of UNDP’s experience of developing capacities in mine action programming and share the best practices and lessons learned with national and international development partners. UNDP Lao Read More …

Azerbaijani deminer injured in mine blast in Gubadli District

An Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency employee was injured in a mine blast in the Gubadli District, Azernews reports, citing the agency. Nacmaddin Huseynov (38), the agency’s mine-detecting dog guide, suffered minor injuries as a result of an anti-personnel mine detonation Read More …

Russia: Anti-personnel petal mines found near Belgorod

A large amount of anti-personnel petal mines has been found after Ukraine’s shellings of the Shebekino district of the Belgorod Region. Measures have been taken to render them harmless, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said live on his page in the social Read More …

South Sudan: UNMAS Clears Anti-personnel Mines in Remote Canal, though Community Challenges Remain

MALAKAL – As powerful barges manned by the Bangladeshi Marine Force Unit deployed to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) make their careful way across the overflowing waters of the White Nile, the air is laced with expectation. Read More …