How ‘super-detector’ dogs are helping free Iraq from the terror of Isis mines

On the wide, flat plain of the Sinjar district of northern Iraq, Naif Khalaf Qassim lets his dog, an eight-year-old Belgian shepherd, range across the dry earth on a 30-metre leash until Branco stops and sits, tail wagging, looking towards Read More …

Zimbabwe says it lacks funding to clear anti-personnel mines

The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday bemoaned the lack of adequate funding from donors and international partners to support its demining efforts. Zimbabwe is one of the most densely mined countries in the world. While the country’s land mine clearance started Read More …

Libya: Al-Tourjman confirms coastal road between Misurata and Sirte is clear of mines

The Minister of State for Displaced People’s Affairs and Human Rights, Ahmed Abu Khuzam, received the Director-General of the Libyan Center for Mine Action and Remnants of War, Colonel Mohammed Al-Torjuman. The meeting discussed the center’s work mechanism and the Read More …

Global Context of Landmines and Demining Efforts in Colombia

In 2005 the U.N. instituted the first International Landmine Awareness Day, calling for joint action by states to encourage demining activities in countries where landmines pose a serious threat to the safety, health and life of civilian populations. Even though Read More …