Germany supports demining projects in Sri Lanka

On 17 September, German Ambassador Jörn Rohde visited the demining sites of the HALO Trust and Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH), who is the local implementing partner of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in Kilinochchi. The aforementioned two non-governmental organisations Read More …

IEDs: tackling terrorists’ weapon of war

Some of the most memorable images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, show her wearing a protective suit while touring a minefield in Angola in 1997 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of land mines. After meeting 13-year-old Read More …

Sri Lanka: US delegation inspects demining activities in northern areas

A delegation of US representatives yesterday (07) monitored the demining activities in Jaffna, Muhamalai and Pallai areas. Mine clearance organizations are carrying out demining activities in the aforementioned areas with the financial assistance of the US government. According to demining Read More …

UK aid-funded mine clearance success in Angola to be repeated in Zimbabwe

Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, thanks to fresh UK support for demining charity The HALO Trust. UK aid will match public donations to the charity’s Zimbabwe appeal, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma Read More …

13 roadside bombs, landmines are defused in Afghanistan

The Afghan Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that, 13 roadside bombs and landmines in four provinces were exposed and defused by Afghan national security forces during a day. The ministry said in a statement that, engineering teams of Afghan National Read More …

Sri Lanka: Germany grants 4m Euros for mine clearance

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) provides 4 million Euros (approx. LKR 800m) for demining in affected areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The GFFO made this decision in light of Sri Lanka’s accession to the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Read More …

5 years after IS atrocities, young Yazidis team up to clear explosive hazards in northern Iraq

After five years of massive atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar region, explosive remnants from the anti-IS war still pose a threat to civilians’ lives in the region. Through a project by the Read More …