Azerbaijan, France consider signing mine clearance accord

The head of Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency, Vugar Suleymanov, and French ambassador Zacharie Gross have discussed France’s contribution to demining operations on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in the last year’s war, local news sources have reported. The meeting focused Read More …

Women who did dangerous work for New Zealand in Afghanistan are now threatened by the Taliban

Back in 2018, when the world was a different place, “A” made what would become a life-defining decision. From her home in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan, soon after graduating from university, she signed up for a team which was breaking gender Read More …

Cambodia: CMAA receives $1 million aid from China for demining efforts

China’s Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Wu Jianghao signed an agreement with Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) vice-president Ly Thuch to provide equipment worth about $1 million. Thuch said he hopes that this significant assistance will increase the Read More …

Cambodia: M 82 bomb found in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district

The M 82 bomb, an aerial unguided bomb has been found and removed on Monday in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district, according to an official. Cambodian Mine Action Center director general Heng Ratana said the low-drag general-purpose bomb which weighed Read More …

Nagorno Karabakh: Demining operations underway in Aghdam

Azerbaijan continues mine clearance operations in Aghdam city liberated from Armenia’s occupation in the last year’s 44-day war, an official of the Aghdam region executive office has said. The clearing of mines and unexploded ordnances continues on the territory of Read More …

UN: Assistance in mine action – Report of the Secretary-General

The present report, covering the period from August 2019 to July 2021, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/80 on assistance in mine action. The report covers the implementation of the Strategy of the United Nations on Mine Action Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC clearing Koh Ker temple complex

The National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV) will cooperate with the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) to begin a joint operation to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in two areas located in the Koh Ker temple complex in Preah Read More …

Afghanistan: The Taliban are asking for help locating explosives they laid

The head of the UN Mine Action Team in Afghanistan says the Taliban are asking for help to locate and remove explosives left from war including ones they laid themselves. CNN’s Max Foster reports. Paul Heslop has left Kabul shortly Read More …

Halo Trust resumes Afghanistan explosive clearance work

The largest landmine clearing charity in Afghanistan has struck an agreement with the Taliban to resume its work clearing unexploded munitions. The Halo Trust, which has its headquarters in Scotland, evacuated all its foreign staff last month. It said at Read More …

Azerbaijan: Over 1,000 mines, munitions defused in Karabakh in Aug 2021

Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency has said that in August it defused 1,028 mines and munitions on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in the last year’s war. Some 455 anti-personnel and 70 anti-tank mines, as well as 503 unexploded munitions were Read More …