UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island Read More …

Nigeria: EOD may deploy new detection systems to airport, seaport

Two new mobile radiation detection equipment donated to the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) by the United State (US) may be deployed to the airport and seaport to check threats to nuclear security, the police said yesterday. Police Commissioner in charge Read More …

Japan grants Rs. 219 million for humanitarian demining in North Sri Lanka

The Japanese Government has provided a total sum of US$ 1,266,825 (approx. Rs. 219 million) for the SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, a communique issued by the Read More …

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 …