Spotlight: Landmines pose serious humanitarian threat to Yemenis

Yemen is facing a serious humanitarian catastrophe created by the large fields of landmines and explosive remnants that haunt several provinces of the impoverished Arab country. The ongoing fighting between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels remains the major Read More …

Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The pullback started Saturday shortly after noon Kyiv time, Read More …

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest

Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday. At least 92 people have been killed in northeastern and northwestern Syria in Read More …

NZDF in Solomons to help with unexploded ‘remnants of war‘

New Zealand‘s Defence Force has sent 21 bomb disposal experts to Solomon Islands to aid in the removal of “potentially dangerous” unexploded Second World War explosives. NZ Army Land EOD teams conduct explosive ordinance reconnaissance and removal on the island Read More …

‘Whistles, warnings, kaboom!’: a day with a landmine clearance team

Aki Ra was a child soldier for Pol Pot, laying mines around Siem Reap. Now he is using his expertise to clear land in rural Cambodia and make it safe again The rusty tailfin of the mortar round can be Read More …

Japan grants Rs. 219 million for humanitarian demining in North Sri Lanka

The Japanese Government has provided a total sum of US$ 1,266,825 (approx. Rs. 219 million) for the SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, a communique issued by the Read More …