The Government of Italy continues its support to explosive hazards management activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 999,500) from the Government of Italy, which will support life-saving mine action activities in Iraq. Activities will include delivering sustainable and efficient explosive hazard Read More …

Cambodia sends demining equipment to CAR

National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has sent 69 demining vehicles to the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday, as part of Cambodia’s peacekeeping missions worldwide. Major General Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman of the Read More …

Ivory Coast to withdraw from UN peacekeeping force in Mali

Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) after the continued detention of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter, Read More …

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians Impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of EUR 500,000 (approximately USD 495,370) from the Government of France, which will support the Government of Iraq in its efforts to protect civilians impacted by the threat of explosive Read More …

Cambodia: $18M donated to demining drive

The Samdech Techo for Mine Action Project, which was established in early July, has so far received contributions of nearly $20 million from various philanthropists. The donors aim to join the government as it works to achieve its goal of Read More …

Belgium provides an additional EUR 1,000,000 for UNMAS activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 980K) from the Government of Belgium, which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians impacted by the threat of explosive Read More …

Canada: Trudeau pledges $1 million for clearing landmines, cluster bombs in Cambodia and Laos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wrapped up his first stop of a tour in Southeast Asia by announcing nearly $1 million to help remove unexploded landmines and cluster bombs from the region. He made the $990,000 pledge at an event Read More …

Cambodia: UNESCAP to support national mine action policy

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), said the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) would support the body in formulating national policy on mine action and holding Read More …

EU Pledges Military Help for Niger

The EU official said Brussels had “drawn the lessons from our past experience in Mali in particular and that is why we don’t want to have a large-scale EU training mission for Niger”. The official said the mission would involve Read More …

Sappers from Cambodia, one of the most mined countries, will train Ukrainian colleagues

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky agreed with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on cooperation. Our sappers will be trained by colleagues from the mentioned Asian country. According to The Washington Post, Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Hun Sen. As Read More …