Afghanistan: Norwegian charities pledge humanitarian assistance during IEA’s visit to Oslo

Representatives of Norwegian charities and organizations met with acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, during his three-day visit to Oslo, and pledged assistance to Afghanistan in various fields, including health and education. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi wrote on Read More …

Cambodia: Mekong UXO search off until waters recede in Kandal and Preveng provinces

Officials have requested modern technological equipment to enable them to continue their work of collecting unexploded ordnance (UXO) in sunken warships in the Mekong River in four areas of Kandal and Preveng provinces. Authorities have found many weapons and other Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC discusses training for deminers with Colombian Ambassador

Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana had a meeting with Colombian Ambassador Ana Maria Prieto Abad to discuss training demining experts on Friday at CMAC’s office. Ratana said that they discussed a number of remarkable efforts and commitments Read More …

Japan to assist Cambodia to become a landmine-free nation

Japan’s assistance to Cambodia in the decade’s long battle to clear vast areas of landmines in the country would perhaps be close to taking yet another step forward, going by the words of Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hayashi Yoshimasa. Read More …

South Sudan: Floods hampering UNMAS demining work in Jonglei State’s Pigi County

It may look idyllic, but the presence of a minefield is a threat to these villagers in Pigi County. Floods have so far made clearance of the area impossible. Residents in Pigi County, on the Jonglei State side of the Read More …

Magawa, ‘hero rat’ who sniffed out 71 land mines, dies in retirement

Cambodia’s landmine-sniffing rat Magawa, who found more than 100 landmines and explosives during a five-year career, has died at the age of 8, leaving a lasting legacy of saved lives in the Southeast Asian nation. Magawa, who died over the Read More …

Cambodia: Anti-tank mine kills 3 demining experts in Preah Vihear province

A anti-tank mine leftover from Cambodia’s civil war exploded on Monday killing three members of a local demining team as they carried out their work, their organization announced. The group Cambodia Self Help Demining said in a Facebook post that Read More …

Somali army foils bomb attacks by Al-Shabaab

Further details are available from a planned operation by the Somali National Army (SNA) in the Lower Shabelle region in southwestern Somalia. The operation was carried out in the areas of Shamgare, Jowhar Yareey, and Mubarak, which are all under Read More …

Russian peacekeepers destroyed explosive objects detected in Nagorno-Karabakh

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent destroyed the ammo detected at the territory of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). During one day sappers destroyed eight ammo for hand-held antitank grenade launcher detected in Martuni district. Disposal of the detected explosive devices (EDs) was Read More …