Cambodia: CMAC animal deminers get boost from APOPO

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and APOPO, a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation and US non-profit which trains southern giant-pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, entered an agreement of cooperation to boost demining activities in Cambodia using animal detection Read More …

Cambodia seeks more cooperation from development partners to achieve mine-free status by 2025

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has called for more assistance and cooperation from development partners and other stakeholders in order to achieve the country’s goal of mine-free nation by 2025. “I would once again like to Read More …

NPA and CMAC signs cooperation to clear minefields in Cambodia

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have signed cooperation to clear land mines in Kep and make it the first mine-free province in Cambodia. Khmer Times writes that the cooperation agreement was signed on 29 Read More …

Spanish Police Arrests 5 Jihadists On Suspicion Of Preparing A Terrorist Attack

With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell. The suspects – all Algerian nationals, are believed to have Read More …

Cambodia and China to co-chair meeting on demining operation

China and Cambodia will jointly chair a meeting on humanitarian demining action via video link on Sept 14, Chinese Ministry of National Defence spokesperson Tan Kefei said on Thursday (Aug 26) at a press conference. Attendees at the meeting of Read More …

Scottish uni developing robots for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning

A Scottish university will help create robotic technologies for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning jobs, taking humans out of harm’s way. Heriot-Watt University’s National Robotarium is working on the project with Sheffield-based robotics software firm Cyberselves and Resolve Robotics, of Read More …

ASEAN and Geneva demining organisations sign MoU

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) in Phnom Penh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) to assist national mine action authorities in the Asean region. Prum Suonpraseth, executive director Read More …

Armac receives $2 million from South Korea government for mine victims

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (Armac) in Phnom Penh has received approximately $2 million from the government of South Korea through the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF) for victims of mines or explosive remnants of war (ERW). The “Enhance Victim Read More …