Afghanistan: Landmines left over from war in Helmand are still claiming victims

Unexploded ordnance and mines in war-torn areas of Helmand threaten the lives of residents of the province who are calling on the government to clear the areas affected by the landmines. Abdul Bari, who lives in helmand’s sarkar area, said Read More …

Winter 2022/23 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print

We are pleased to inform you that Winter 2022/23 edition of the Counter-IED Report magazine is now available to read online and in print. Articles, in-depth analysis and insights from NATO/Spanish Army, C-IED Centre of Excellence, EOD Centre of Excellence, Read More …

Cambodia, Japan provide tech training for Ukrainian deminers

Japan’s foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his government will continue contributing to the reconstruction of Ukraine through demining cooperation with Cambodia and other countries. Hayashi made the remarks as the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) held a January 20 closing Read More …

Denmark supports explosive hazards management activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomed a contribution of 14 million DKK (over two million USD) from the Danish government, which will assist the Iraqi government to reduce the threat of explosive ordnance impacting civilians and Read More …

Over 9 million people benefit from Cambodia’s clean-up of landmine-contaminated land

Cambodia has cleared roughly 2,554 square kilometers of landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contaminated land in the last 30 years, benefiting more than 9 million people, a senior official said on Monday. Ly Thuch, first vice president of Read More …

Cambodia: Over 61,400 landmines and UXOs destroyed by CMAC in 2022

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 61,477 landmines and UXOs in 2022. The update was shared on January 11 by Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed additional 194 square kilometres of land from landmines Read More …

Thailand: Demining officer killed, another injured in blast near Thai-Cambodian border

A member of the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC) was killed and another injured in a landmine explosion, as they led a team of forest rangers on a patrol in Phnom Dong Rek Wildlife Sanctuary near the Thai-Cambodian border yesterday Read More …

Australia contributes significantly to Cambodia’s demining

Australia is one of the longest-standing supporters of mine clearance action in Cambodia, contributing essentially to Cambodian government’s goal to reach mine-free status by 2025. The appreciation was voiced by Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Read More …

Thornhill landmine clearing charity receives Scottish Government backing for Ukraine work

A Thornhill-based landmine clearing charity has been given Scottish Government funding to continue its work in Ukraine. The Halo Trust is working in the war-torn country to remove explosives left behind by Russia’s invasion and has been handed £300,000 from Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC vows to clear 265km2 of landmines, UXOs in 2023

Reiterating its support to the efforts of authorities to make Cambodia a mine-free nation by 2025, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has pledged to clear more than 265 square kilometres of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) this year. On Read More …