Japan contributes US$ 209K to UNMAS for mine action project in South Sudan

Since 2011, Japan has contributed over the US $17 million to humanitarian mine action in South Sudan, preventing physical harm to civilians, improving access to basic services, and helping people rebuild their lives in the wake of conflict. The Government Read More …

Defence Force signs up company to clear firing ranges in Afghanistan

The NZ Defence Force (NZDF) has enlisted a contractor to clear firing ranges used by Kiwi troops in Afghanistan. It was ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in November to urgently clear the ranges following the Stuff Circuit investigation, Life + Limb. The investigation exposed the deaths Read More …

Armenian Military Engineers Cleared 37.6 Acres Of Syrian Land Since Feb 2019 – Authorities

Armenian military engineers have demined 15.2 hectares (37.6 acres) of territory in Syria since February 2019, the Armenian Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise said on Tuesday. On February 8, 2019, an Armenian humanitarian mission of 83 people began work in Syria’s Aleppo city. It was set to demine territories Read More …

UNMAS welcomes Japan’s USD 236k contribution for life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the generous contribution of USD 236,363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors from landmines of an improvised Read More …

The World’s Landmine Challenge Demands Presidential Action

This Saturday, the United Nations-proclaimed International Day for Mine Awareness, the world will reaffirm its commitment to eliminate the odious threat that mines and unexploded ordnance pose to civilians in 59 countries around the world. The day will find the Read More …

Laos to clear wartime unexploded ordnance from 10,000 hectares of land in 2020

Lao National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action Sector has set a target on Tuesday to clear and destroy unexploded ordnance (UXO) on 10,000 hectares of land in 2020. The target was reported at the annual meeting of the Read More …

Cambodia: 2,000 troops to help in demining

A total of 2,000 members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) will be deployed as part of humanitarian demining efforts throughout a five-year period until 2025. According to the Phnom Penh Post, Prime Minister Hun Sen had authorised the Read More …

Libya’s cities left ‘re-contaminated’ by months of fighting, warn landmine clearance experts

Ongoing hostilities in Libya have left numerous cities severely “re-contaminated” with unexploded ordnance, threatening schools, universities and hospitals, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said on Wednesday. The warning about hazardous military hardware – often referred to by the acronym Read More …

Controlled detonations part of two-week exercise at 19 Wing Comox

Exercise TAZ RUNNER, an annual military training scenario to practise skills with improvised explosive device disposal, is being carried out at 19 Wing Comox until Feb. 21. 19 Air Maintenance Squadron is hosting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from across Read More …