Greece joins coalition to help Ukraine with mine clearance

Greece has joined a coalition led by Lithuania and Iceland to help Ukraine with mine clearance. This was announced by Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas following a meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Vilnius. The ministers also discussed Read More …

Cambodia records 32 landmine, ERW casualties in 2023, down 22 percent

Cambodia reported 32 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in 2023, a 22 percent decline from 41 in 2022, according to an official report on Thursday. “Four people were killed, 18 others were injured, and the 10 others Read More …

Croatia and UNDP help revitalize gas production in Ukraine by clearing land for explosive ordnance

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and UkrGasVydobuvannya, Ukraine’s largest gas producer, recently completed an Explosive Ordnance risk assessment over 17 sq. kilometres in Kharkiv Oblast, formerly under Russian occupation. This initiative, financially Read More …

Ukraine: Mine explosion and artillery destroyed another M1 tank

Another US-supplied M1 Abrams tank to Ukraine is on fire. New video footage from the battlefield reveals the abandoned tank. Judging by the drone footage, this Abrams appears to be the most severely damaged so far. This is either the Read More …

Iraq: Landmine blast kills three border guards in Erbil

A landmine explosion on Sunday at an Iraqi border guard command in Erbil killed three, an army spokesperson said. The explosion occurred during a training session at the engineering unit of the border guard command. The victims were landmine experts Read More …

Iraq’s lingering landmine menace: ongoing struggle for safety and stability

Landmines in Iraq has been a longstanding issue, originating from conflicts such as the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War, where both conventional and improvised landmines were extensively deployed. The aftermath of these conflicts, coupled with ongoing internal strife and Read More …

UNMAS Welcomes the Contribution from Denmark for Mine Action in Ethiopia

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a donation of 7 million Danish krone (DKK) (more than 1 million USD) from the Government of Denmark for life-saving humanitarian mine action activities in Ethiopia. The support will go towards the Read More …

Mexico: Four soldiers killed in ‘trap’ in Michoacán

An improvised explosive device killed at least four soldiers in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday was a “trap” likely set by a drug cartel. The soldiers were killed Thursday on the outskirts of the city of Aguililla Read More …

Explosives remain in 5.6 million hectares in Việt Nam

Around 5.6 million hectares, equivalent to 17.71 per cent of Việt Nam’s total area, are still contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of the end of 2023. Việt Nam is among the countries with the highest rates of UXO contamination Read More …

South Sudan: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Clearance makes Ground Safer for Communities in Amadi

In Amadi, a village located a few kilometers from South Sudan’s capital, Juba, local communities used to live in fear. Unexploded ordnance—a reminder of past civil wars—littered their ancestral lands making farming impossible and posing risks to women, children, and Read More …