Magawa, a landmine-detecting rat, is retiring after five years of life-saving work in Cambodia

We all want to wind down when we reach retirement age – and it’s no different for landmine-sniffing rodent Magawa. After five years of hard work, the African giant pouched rat, known as a “hero rat”, is finishing work on Read More …

Insecurity: 1,366 explosions recorded in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe within five years — UN

There were129 fatalities due to Improvised Explosive Devices incidents recorded for 2020, the report also said. The United Nations (UN) says it has collated an estimated 1,366 incidents of explosive hazards in the past five years in Nigeria’s Northeastern states Read More …

Cambodia: 15,000 landmines and UXOs destroyed in first four months

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 15,348 landmines and UXOs in the first four months of this year. The update was shared this afternoon by Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed over 35,652,000 square Read More …

Cambodia: Some 100 UXOs found in Choam Ksan district

Police in Preah Vihear province in collaboration with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s demining unit on Sunday removed 100 unexploded ordnances [UXOs] which were found buried in a villager’s farm at the Cambodian-Thai-Border in Choam Ksan district. Choam Ksan Read More …

Albanian EOD unit shows off U.S. donated equipment at Vlore Open Day

VLORE, Albania– The Albanian Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit showed off U.S. donated equipment May 22, 2021, at a military sponsored open house in Vlore, Albania, held as part of DEFENDER-Europe 21 activities. During the event, U.S. Ambassador Read More …

Ethiopia appeals for International support to combat landmines

The government of Ethiopia appealed for international support in its effort to eradicate the Anti-Personnel Mines legacy concealed in different parts of the country as a result of previous armed conflicts. The appeal for support includes financial and technical assistance, Read More …