Children and War: The Impact of Weapon Contamination in Iraq

As one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, Iraq grapples with the enduring legacy of past conflicts, including landmines and cluster munitions. Basra, in particular, stands as a stark reminder of this reality, with a pollution rate Read More …

Explosives remain in 5.6 million hectares in Việt Nam

Around 5.6 million hectares, equivalent to 17.71 per cent of Việt Nam’s total area, are still contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of the end of 2023. Việt Nam is among the countries with the highest rates of UXO contamination Read More …

South Sudan: UK announces $2.5m for mine clearance

The United Kingdom said it will, through its flagship Global Mine Action Programme, contribute $2.65 million to help Mines Advisory Group (MAG) clear land for resettlement and agriculture in South Sudan. Mines and Bomb/Cluster munition remnants present a key challenge Read More …

Allied Joint Doctrine for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Support to Operations (AJP-3.18)

Allied Joint Publication (AJP)-3.18, Allied Joint Doctrine for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Support to Operations (Edition B Version 1) describes the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) area of expertise of military engineering function and how EOD principles are applied during the planning Read More …

Vietnam: Quang Tri to clear 42 million sq.m. of land from cluster bombs in 2024

The central province of Quang Tri has assigned organisations to clear about 42 million sq.m. of land contaminated with cluster bombs this year, said its steering committee for settling war-left unexploded ordnance (UXO) consequences. The committee noted that in 2024, Read More …

Japan to provide more than $1 million to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia

The Royal Government of Japan, through the Embassy in Cambodia, has agreed to provide more than $1.3 million to Cambodia for the clearance of cluster munitions, landmines, and unexploded ordnance. The grant agreement under the Grant Scheme for this Japanese Read More …

U.S. Army EOD techs leverage expertise at Johns Hopkins University cluster munitions forum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians participated in a forum conducted by one of the nation’s premier engineering schools to learn better ways to confront and defeat cluster munitions during large-scale combat operations. Army EOD technicians attended the Read More …

Ukraine Is Using AI to Help Clear Millions of Russian Landmines

The humanitarian process used to detect and clear unexploded land mines has changed little since World War II. Until recently, Ukraine had no unified database that kept track of surveyed terrain or aggregated information from commercial, international, and government operators, Read More …

Top UN official calls for immediate halt to cluster bomb use

A top official of the United Nations Mine Action Service has appealed to the world to stop using cluster munitions. UNMAS director Ilene Cohn spoke to NHK on Friday while visiting Tokyo. Both Russia and Ukraine have been using cluster Read More …

Bosnia and Herzegovina: The completion of the process of cleaning BiH from cluster munitions was solemnly marked

The Center for Demining in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Demining Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the non-governmental organization Norwegian People’s Aid, marked today in Sarajevo the completion Read More …