Children and War: The Impact of Weapon Contamination in Iraq

As one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, Iraq grapples with the enduring legacy of past conflicts, including landmines and cluster munitions. Basra, in particular, stands as a stark reminder of this reality, with a pollution rate Read More …

Sri Lanka: A stretch remains to be cleared of landmines in North

Chief Government Whip and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga on Saturday said that there was a stretch of 23 km to be cleared of landmines in the North. Addressing a ceremony held at Kilinochchi to mark the International Day for Mine Read More …

Azerbaijan: Excavator hits landmine in Aghdam

An incident involving a landmine occurred in the Novruzlu village area of the Aghdam district, Azernews reports. The Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office, and the Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) Press Service have jointly released information about this. Read More …

UNMAS: It is time to stop the use by terrorists and other non-State armed groups of improvised explosive devices

Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Ilene Cohn, said, “it is time to stop the use by terrorists and other non-State armed groups of improvised explosive devices.” The Director of UNMAS today (04 Apr) spoke to reporters Read More …

Vietnam: Mine clearance of unexploded ordnance continues

Efforts to settle the consequences of bombs and mines in 2024 will continue focusing on clearing bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from the war and supporting victims, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Read More …

UN reaffirms their support to Somalia in protecting lives from explosive ordnance

On the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations reaffirms their support to Somalia in protecting the lives of civilians from the explosive hazards and building peace through the development of national explosive threat Read More …

UNDP: Landmines kill in seconds, their fallout lasts generations

On average, one person is killed or injured by landmines and other explosive ordnance every hour. Their destructive influence lasts long after armed conflict ends, inflicting horrific injuries and death, while trapping communities in poverty and fear. Millions of people Read More …

Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency sapper injured in mine explosion in Agdam

Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency sapper Aliyev Khayyam Gambar oglu born 1987 was blown up by a mine, the Aghdam district prosecutor’s office reported. The incident occurred on April 2 during mine clearance work in the village of Saryjaly, Agdam region. Read More …

Afghanistan: Landmine explosion kills 9 children in Ghazni

At least nine children were killed in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday when a landmine, laid during decades of war in the country, exploded, a local official said Monday. The mine went off as a group of young boys and girls were Read More …

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action

Mines, explosive remnants of war, and improvised explosive devices continue to cause death and injury, especially in situations of armed conflict. On average, one person is killed or injured by such an explosive device every hour. Many children are among Read More …