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 …

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 …

Insecurity: 1,366 explosions recorded in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe within five years — UN

There were129 fatalities due to Improvised Explosive Devices incidents recorded for 2020, the report also said. The United Nations (UN) says it has collated an estimated 1,366 incidents of explosive hazards in the past five years in Nigeria’s Northeastern states Read More …

Cambodia: 15,000 landmines and UXOs destroyed in first four months

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 15,348 landmines and UXOs in the first four months of this year. The update was shared this afternoon by Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed over 35,652,000 square Read More …