Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency eyes to purchase new mine clearance equipmentnew mine clearance equipment

The Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan plans to purchase new equipment for mechanical demining, an employee of the agency Musa Mammadov told Trend. According to Mammadov, the agency currently has six mechanical demining machines at its disposal. Read More …

Representatives of 12 countries discuss mine action in Ukraine

An international online conference on mine action in Ukraine was held at the Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defence University of Ukraine with the assistance of the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP). “The participants discussed the mine action system in Ukraine, the Read More …

Some 180 mines, unexploded ordnance defused in Karabakh last week

Some 82 anti-personnel and 18 anti-tank mines, as well as 79 unexploded ordnance, were found and neutralized on the liberated territories between April 19 and April 24, Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency has reported. Some 90.8 hectares of the Azerbaijani territories Read More …

Towards Zero Contamination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Every year on 4th April, the world celebrates the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNMAS, in collaboration with the Congolese Mine Action Coordination Center (CCLAM), celebrated the Read More …

Iraq: ‘Gentle steps forward’ in restoring Mosul’s Commonwealth war cemetery

There have been “gentle steps forward” in the effort to repair the war cemetery in Mosul, following years of ISIS occupation. Iraq’s second-largest city spent three years under Islamic State’s brutal rule and many of its buildings were destroyed, including Read More …

Venezuela requests support from UN to deactivate anti-personnel mines

In a letter to the United Nations, Venezuela requested technical and technological assistance to deactivate anti-personnel mines, a diplomatic source noted. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada met on Tuesday with representatives of the UN Service for Mine-Related Activities, and ratified the Read More …

Azerbaijani Mine Action Agency continues to clear Gubadly, Zangilan, Jabrayil from mines

In order to provide power supply to Azerbaijan’s Gubadly, Zangilan and Jabrayil districts, previously liberated from Armenian occupation, de-mining operations are being carried out on the districts, Idris Ismayilov, Head of the Operational Headquarters of the Mine Action Agency of Read More …

US Embassy in Kabul reaffirms commitment to mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan

The Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul assures that $ 20 million in annual mine clearance assistance to Afghanistan will continue. Ross Wilson said in a series of tweets yesterday evening (15 April) on the occasion of World Read More …

Risks of Explosive devices – On International Mine Awareness Day

According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose Read More …

‘Complete the work’, rid the world of deadly landmines, UN chief urges

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the international community to recommit to the target of a mine-free world, urging efforts to “make this the last decade when we need to devote ourselves to this task”. In a message commemorating Read More …