Cambodia: Over 61,400 landmines and UXOs destroyed by CMAC in 2022

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 61,477 landmines and UXOs in 2022. The update was shared on January 11 by Heng Ratana, Director General of CMAC, highlighting that the move has freed additional 194 square kilometres of land from landmines Read More …

Iraq: Kurdistan Region records over 30 causalities to mines last year

The remains of decades-old explosives in the Kurdistan Region have killed or wounded over 30 people in 2022, according to figures published by the mines’ authority. A total of 24 people were wounded by unexploded mines across Iraq’s Kurdish region Read More …

Yemen: 3 killed in landmine explosion in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah

Three people were killed on Wednesday in a landmine blast in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported. The victims were a woman and her two children, while her husband was critically injured in the blast Read More …

Yemen: Mine explosions kill 5 civilians in Nihm district, east of Sanaa

Five civilians were killed Wednesday in two landmine explosions in war-torn Yemen, according to a Yemeni observatory. A landmine exploded as three minors were grazing sheep in Nihm district, east of the capital Sanaa, killing two and injuring the third, Read More …

Australia contributes significantly to Cambodia’s demining

Australia is one of the longest-standing supporters of mine clearance action in Cambodia, contributing essentially to Cambodian government’s goal to reach mine-free status by 2025. The appreciation was voiced by Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Read More …

Thornhill landmine clearing charity receives Scottish Government backing for Ukraine work

A Thornhill-based landmine clearing charity has been given Scottish Government funding to continue its work in Ukraine. The Halo Trust is working in the war-torn country to remove explosives left behind by Russia’s invasion and has been handed £300,000 from Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC vows to clear 265km2 of landmines, UXOs in 2023

Reiterating its support to the efforts of authorities to make Cambodia a mine-free nation by 2025, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has pledged to clear more than 265 square kilometres of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) this year. On Read More …

For Senegalese landmine victims, a forgotten conflict lives on

Night was falling, and Boubacar Ba was once again hunting in the forest outside his hometown of Mpak in southern Senegal. Then a crack rang out, not from his rifle or another hunter. Not the Senegalese army or even the Read More …

Cambodia: Chinese army to assist in demining during drill

The Chinese army will help Cambodia in clearing landmines and other UXOs in an upcoming military drill. Prime Minister Hun Sen said making Cambodia, a country once torn by civil war, to be landmine-free has always been a goal of Read More …

One careful step at a time through Lebanon’s minefields

A visit to a minefield starts with some crucial safety notes. And they will save your life – when you are just steps away from deadly buried explosives, you need to pay attention. Red-painted sticks dug into the ground mean Read More …