Philippines raises concern over terrorists’ use of landmines

The Philippines called for the strengthening of a normative framework under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) to address the continued use of mines by armed non-state actors. Signed in 1997, the APMBC, otherwise known as the Mine Ban Treaty, Read More …

United States provides additional US$ 3 million for humanitarian demining in Zimbabwe

The United States government is pleased to announce an additional USD $3 million for humanitarian demining projects in Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the United States has invested more than $23.9 million in Zimbabwe to protect people from landmines and promote economic Read More …

UN: Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts

According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, more than 80 per cent of the world – 164 countries – have adopted the Mine Ban Treaty 23 years after it was drafted and signed, and most of the 33 countries that are Read More …

Netherlands supports humanitarian demining in Ukraine

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine Jennes de Mol said this to an Ukrinform correspondent in The Hague. “A new program of the Dutch government sets a very ambitious goal – a mine-free world by 2025. In Read More …

Laos clears over 800 bomblets in country’s south

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has cleared more than 500,000 square meters of land in two villages of Yommalath district, Khammuan province, with over 800 bomblets and items destroyed. According to local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday (Nov 11), the Read More …

Central Vietnam province pledged over $10 mln for mine clearance

Two international organizations have committed $10.6 million to clear explosives and mines in Quang Binh Province, a former Vietnam War battleground. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a Norway-based organization working to provide post-conflict reconstruction assistance and humanitarian relief during conflicts, provided Read More …

Clearing the Mines 2020

Report for the Eighteenth Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention The Clearing the Mines 2020 report was prepared by Mine Action Review for the Eighteenth Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Read More …

Ukraine: 327 explosives disposed of in Donbas over past week

Over the past week, the units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine inspected almost 30 hectares of territory, seized and disposed of 327 explosives in the Joint Forces Operation area in Donbas. “During the week, October 24-30, the personnel Read More …

Why explosive hazard clearance in Iraq matters in New Zealand

Even as the world struggles to put the worst of the Covid-19 crisis behind us, its lessons for global problem-solving remain to be applied elsewhere. What has Covid-19 proven so far? Arguably, given talent and money available, in time, medical Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan extends Rs. 115 m in support of humanitarian demining activities in north

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of $ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 29 October between Japanese Ambassador Sugi-yama Read More …