Germany supports demining projects in Sri Lanka

On 17 September, German Ambassador Jörn Rohde visited the demining sites of the HALO Trust and Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH), who is the local implementing partner of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in Kilinochchi. The aforementioned two non-governmental organisations Read More …

UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma Read More …

NATO Secretary General in Iraq: training national forces is a key tool in fighting terrorism

ATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday (17 September 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s new training mission in the country and the security situation in the region. The Secretary General paid tribute Read More …

Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Read More …

Humanitarian mine action – global engagement against mines and cluster munitions

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) still kill or maim thousands of people around the world each year. When the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty) entered into force 20 years ago, the number of victims initially Read More …

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. CMAC director-general Heng Ratana said Read More …

Sri Lanka: Germany grants 4m Euros for mine clearance

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) provides 4 million Euros (approx. LKR 800m) for demining in affected areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The GFFO made this decision in light of Sri Lanka’s accession to the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Read More …

China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Read More …