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 …

Korea provides $9.2 million to support Cambodia’s mine clearance efforts

The Republic of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided $9.2 million for mine clearance activities in Cambodia for 2020-2025. The financial support was highlighted by Ms Ji Yea Kyung, Assistant Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office, Read More …

Nagorno Karabakh: U.S. Senators request funds for demining in Artsakh

A bipartisan letter led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN) is calling for funds to support demining in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reports. The letter, which was addressed to the Senate Appropriations Read More …

NATO strengthens its partnership with Mauritania

NATO and Mauritania are further developing their long-standing partnership, by widening the scope of their political dialogue and practical cooperation. NATO civil and military officials have just completed a trip to Mauritania, where they discussed opportunities for potential additional advice, Read More …

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 …