Norwegian People’s Aid conducts explosives training in Vietnam

Norwegian People’s Aid Vietnam is for the first time conducting an intensive course on International Mine Action Standards Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 in the central Quang Tri Province of Vietnam, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi shared in a Read More …

Albanian EOD unit shows off U.S. donated equipment at Vlore Open Day

VLORE, Albania– The Albanian Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit showed off U.S. donated equipment May 22, 2021, at a military sponsored open house in Vlore, Albania, held as part of DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities. During the event, U.S. Ambassador Read More …

Norway continues support for unexploded bombs clearance in Lao PDR

The HALO Trust and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Laotian Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare represented by the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Lao. The signing Read More …

Maldives: Explosion wounds Speaker Mohamed Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed, the former Maldives president and current speaker of parliament, remains in hospital after a bomb attack that left him with serious shrapnel wounds and the Indian Ocean archipelago in shock. The 53-year-old had just left his house in Read More …

Japan’s Contribution to Humanitarian Mine Action in Syria

With the support from the Government of Japan (USD 825,000), the United Nations Mine Action Service Syria Response Programme (UNMAS SRP) launched the new project “Humanitarian Mine Action to address increased threat associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Syria (31 Read More …

Venezuela requests support from UN to deactivate anti-personnel mines

In a letter to the United Nations, Venezuela requested technical and technological assistance to deactivate anti-personnel mines, a diplomatic source noted. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada met on Tuesday with representatives of the UN Service for Mine-Related Activities, and ratified the Read More …

Algeria calls on France to compensate 7,300 victims of colonial-era mines

France must compensate the victims of landmines planted by its forces during the colonial era, head of the Algerian National Human Rights Council (CNHD), Bouzid Lazhari, has said, adding that French authorities laid more than nine million mines along Algeria’s Read More …

US Embassy in Kabul reaffirms commitment to mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan

The Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul assures that $ 20 million in annual mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan will continue. Ross Wilson said in a series of tweets yesterday evening (15 April) on the occasion of World Read More …