Solomon Islands: ADF helps clear explosive legacy of WW2 battle

Almost 80 years after the WW2 Battle of Guadalcanal, the legacy of the six-month conflict continues to claim casualties in Solomon Islands. Explosive remnants of the battle lie centimetres below the surface of the soft soil and sand throughout the Read More …

Seychelles Police confirms Kenyan experts helping in Valabhji couple’s illegal firearms case

The Seychelles Police have confirmed that they have sought the expertise of the Kenyan ballistics experts to assist in an ongoing case of illegal possession of firearms. The Nairobi Review newspaper stated in a recent article that “the government of Read More …

UK: Manchester-based landmine charity heading to Ukraine to help clear explosives left by war

A charity based in Manchester is sending a team to Ukraine to help clear explosives left by the war. The Mines Advisory Group will work with local people and Ukrainian authorities to dispose of mines and other munitions. They will Read More …

Vietnam: Quang Binh works hard on bomb and mine clearance

A workshop on building a database for coordination in overcoming post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Binh was organised in the locality on May 30. As part of a project on establishing and Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC inks agreement for $12 million demining project in Battambang

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) signed an agreement with Crown Agents for the implementation of the mine clearance project of the Mine Action Integration and Disability Relief Project Phase II. The project is financed under a grant of the Read More …

USAID to continue helping Việt Nam with post-war dioxin decontamination, mine clearance

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a meeting with Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Washington DC on May 13 (US time), as part of his activities while on a working visit to Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC, Japan agree to $17M projects

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and representatives of the Japan Working Group have agreed to launch a number of priority projects, including the clearing of landmines from part of Battambang province and assistance to mine victims through a socio-economic Read More …

Cambodia: Over 1,500 CMAC specialists absorbed into Armed Forces wing

There are 1,504 trained deminers in the framework of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and plans are underway to add another 100 more next year, said Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana. In thanking the government and Read More …

U.S. announces plan to provide additional $7 million for demining assistance to Sri Lanka

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State has visited Sri Lanka from April 3-8, 2022, to review U.S.-funded demining projects in Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Vavuniya, and Muhamalai. The United States contributed $8.3 million to demining efforts in Sri Lanka in Read More …