Sri Lanka Army to declare country free from mines and explosives by 2022

The Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian Demining Unit (SLAHDU) of the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) are working towards the complete demining of the country by the end of 2022. The SLADHU, the only the government entity to carry out demining operations Read More …

Afghan deminers to ‘continue to save lives’ despite deadly attack

Aqa Mohammad has not spoken much since he found out that his father, Ghulam Mohammad, a mine clearance professional in the Baghlan province of Afghanistan, was murdered by armed gunmen last week. “My father was a brave man and accomplished Read More …

Norwegian People’s Aid conducts explosives training in Vietnam

Norwegian People’s Aid Vietnam is for the first time conducting an intensive course on International Mine Action Standards Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 in the central Quang Tri Province of Vietnam, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi shared in a Read More …

About 800 mines, unexploded ordnance found in Nagorno Karabakh on June 7-12

Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency has disseminated a report on mine-clearing operations carried out on June 7-12 on territories liberated from the Armenian occupation in 2020. The agency said that 596 anti-personnel and 54 anti-tank mines, as well as 144 unexploded Read More …

Cambodia: 500 UXO units found in Battambang riverbank

More than 500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were discovered by a resident in the riverbank of Stung Sangke River in Phlov Meas commune’s Phlov Meas village in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondol district. District police chief Sorn Nil told The Read More …

UN condemns ‘horrendous attack’ on demining partner HALO Trust in Afghanistan

Ten people were killed, and 16 others injured, when gunmen burst into a demining camp in Baghlan-e-Markazi district and opened fire. HALO Trust said the attack occurred around 9:50 pm Tuesday, local time, when some 110 men, from local communities Read More …

Afghanistan: 10 Deminers Killed in Gunmen Attack in Baghlan

At least 10 deminers from the HALO Trust organization were killed and 16 more were wounded in an attack by gunmen on their office in the northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday night, a security official who wished not to Read More …

Lebanon: Ministry of Defense inks two mine action agreements with UNDP, Dutch embassy

Lebanon’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday inked two mine action agreements with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon. The agreement with the UNDP addresses the humanitarian and development impacts of mines, cluster munitions, Read More …

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 …