Fatal Solomon Is blast highlights key threat in country littered with bombs

A deadly explosion in the Solomon Islands capital has caused fear and confusion about the ongoing threat posed by hidden munitions left over from World War II. A central Honiara residential area was rocked on Sunday by the detonation of Read More …

Japan’s Contribution to Humanitarian Mine Action in Syria

With the support from the Government of Japan (USD 825,000), the United Nations Mine Action Service Syria Response Programme (UNMAS SRP) launched the new project “Humanitarian Mine Action to address increased threat associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Syria (31 Read More …

Risks of Explosive devices – On International Mine Awareness Day

According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose Read More …

Japan Mine Action Service donates nearly $700,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Center

Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) on Tuesday donated nearly $700,000 for demining, cluster disposal, post-clearance and reconstruction support to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC). CMAC director-general Heng Ratana and resident representative of JMAS Suenada Noriyoshi signed a partnership cooperation Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan to support humanitarian demining activities in North

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,262 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on the 23rd December 2020 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 …

Japan contributes US$ 209K to UNMAS for mine action project in South Sudan

Since 2011, Japan has contributed over the US $17 million to humanitarian mine action in South Sudan, preventing physical harm to civilians, improving access to basic services, and helping people rebuild their lives in the wake of conflict. The Government Read More …

UNMAS welcomes Japan’s USD 236k contribution for life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the generous contribution of USD 236,363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors from landmines of an improvised Read More …

Japan grants Rs. 219 million for humanitarian demining in North Sri Lanka

The Japanese Government has provided a total sum of US$ 1,266,825 (approx. Rs. 219 million) for the SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, a communique issued by the Read More …

Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Read More …