Ukraine: Three bomb disposal experts dead and two injured during mine clearance in Donetsk Oblast

Three bomb disposal experts from the Ukrainian State Emergency Services (SES) were killed on 12 December during a mine clearance operation in the city of Konstiantynivka, Donetsk Oblast. Doctors are currently battling to save two other emergency workers. “The excruciating Read More …

Canada to provide C$15 million for Ukraine demining

The Government of Canada said Monday that it will grant 15 million Canadian dollars (10.5 million euros) to Ukraine for the purchase of equipment needed for humanitarian landmine clearance. Specifically, the assistance will help fund the detection and removal of Read More …

Inside the painstaking search for five million decaying bombs in Cambodia

On a steep and slippery hillside beside a quiet village in Battambang province in north-west Cambodia, a small team is hard at work clearing land mines from conflicts decades ago. It is an arduous and painstaking task, with de-miners using Read More …

Ukraine: Mine clearance of entire Luhansk Oblast will take at least 10 years

It will take at least 10 years to demine the entire occupied part of Luhansk Oblast. Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast “It will take at least 10 years Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA set to celebrate 30th anniversary of demining efforts with eye on 2025

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the start of efforts to demine Cambodia, which began in earnest in 1992. The events planned are set to take place over November 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 …

Iraq: Two UN employees killed by landmine at explosive ordnance clearance site near Basra

Two Iraqi UN employees were killed and a third person injured in an accident on Monday near the southern Iraqi city of Basra. The staff members were part of a team working for the UN’s Mine Action Service (Unmas) at Read More …

Canada could lead global demining efforts in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to become a leader in the global demining efforts in the country. “The conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada was, as always, very specific and focused primarily on Read More …