Azerbaijan, France consider signing mine clearance accord

The head of Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency, Vugar Suleymanov, and French ambassador Zacharie Gross have discussed France’s contribution to demining operations on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in the last year’s war, local news sources have reported. The meeting focused Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA receives $1 million aid from China for demining efforts

China’s Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Wu Jianghao signed an agreement with Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) vice-president Ly Thuch to provide equipment worth about $1 million. Thuch said he hopes that this significant assistance will increase the Read More …

Dropping Bombs: Insight on JBLM EOD community partnership

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – With just a quick drive over to Lewis North on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one can find a rather explosive scene. That’s because it’s home to the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion. The unit’s main purpose Read More …

UN: Assistance in mine action – Report of the Secretary-General

The present report, covering the period from August 2019 to July 2021, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/80 on assistance in mine action. The report covers the implementation of the Strategy of the United Nations on Mine Action Read More …

UK announces £500,000 fund to support UNDP to respond to last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The UK has provided half a million pounds to help clear landmines in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives. the UK has contributed £500,000 to recovery efforts and to help de-mine one of Read More …

New explosive ordinance disposal package for Solomon Islands

Australia and the Solomon Islands are deepening cooperation on explosive ordnance disposal, with a $15 million package of infrastructure works, equipment and training announced in Honiara. The package builds on Defence’s longstanding cooperation with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Read More …

Japan donates $4 million to counter IEDs in Somalia

Japan has donated $4 million to Somalia to support in countering improvised explosive devices that have become commonly deployed weapons by extremist groups in recent years. According to a statement from the Japanese embassy in Kenya, the donation will be Read More …

EU pledges additional $8 million for explosives clearance in Iraq

The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq on Friday said the bloc would allocate an additional $8 million (€6.7 million) for the detection and destruction of explosives left by ISIS. Martin Huth said in a tweet that the money would be Read More …

UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al-Shabaab

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma signed the deal after agreeing to step up UK support for the key security partner The UK is stepping up its counter-terrorism and military support to Kenya Read More …