United States provides additional US$ 3 million for humanitarian demining in Zimbabwe

The United States government is pleased to announce an additional USD $3 million for humanitarian demining projects in Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the United States has invested more than $23.9 million in Zimbabwe to protect people from landmines and promote economic Read More …

Central Vietnam province pledged over $10 mln for mine clearance

Two international organizations have committed $10.6 million to clear explosives and mines in Quang Binh Province, a former Vietnam War battleground. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a Norway-based organization working to provide post-conflict reconstruction assistance and humanitarian relief during conflicts, provided Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan extends Rs. 115 m in support of humanitarian demining activities in north

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of $ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 29 October between Japanese Ambassador Sugi-yama Read More …

Angola: US donates over USD 11 million for demining

According to a note that ANGOP has had access, since 1995 and with increased funding in 2020, the US has so far contributed over US$145 million to these efforts in Angola and is the biggest bilateral donor to the humanitarian Read More …

Laos continues to clear UXO in country’s north

The Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Program (UXO Lao) has cleared more than 700 hectares of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in northern Laos’ Xieng Khuang province, as part of its continuing survey and clearance works that focus on agricultural land and inhabited Read More …

US commits to help rid leftover cluster bombs in Cambodia

The United States has renewed its commitment to help rid Cambodia of cluster munitions dropped by their forces during the Vietnam War. Speaking during his visit to Ratanakiri province yesterday, which was also attended by the Mines Advisory Group and Read More …

NATO Determined to Assist Afghanistan Towards Lasting Peace

This is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of their country through intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan people and the world are watching with hope and expectation that, after decades of conflict, peace is within Read More …

Vietnam: International donors assist Quang Tri’s bomb, mine clearance efforts

The central province of Quang Tri has to date received over 100 million USD from international donors to help its post-war bomb and mine clearance efforts. Among over 100 million USD sent to the locality since 1996, around 45 million Read More …

Australia allocates AUS$ 800,000 for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka

The new commitment will go to MAG International, an organisation working to destroy landmines and help people rebuild their lives after conflict. According to MAG, Australia’s funds will transform an additional 190,000 square meters of contaminated ground into a sustainable, Read More …

Exclusive Video of Kenya’s Bomb Squad at Risky Training

The United Kingdom (UK) and Kenya Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training programme has returned to the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi following a five-month disruption due to Covid-19. British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott visited the UK-supported Read More …