Laos: Mines Advisory Group team finds, deactivates three large bombs in Khammuan and Xieng Khuang provinces

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) found and detonated three large bombs in Khammuan and Xieng Khuang provinces in a single week. This week, MAG’s community liaison team received a hotline call reporting two large bombs, one in Khammuan province and Read More …

Laos destroys 1.7M UXO devices during 1996-2021

Nearly 1.7 million unexploded ordnance (UXO) items had been destroyed by clearance teams in Laos from 1996 to December 31, 2021, while over 71,000 hectares of land were cleared of munitions. The figures were released at a consultation meeting on Read More …

Cambodia: Call for solidarity to increase mine action capacity

Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First vice-president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said that donor countries, development partners and stakeholders need to continue to work together on mine action and be committed to supporting each other to Read More …

Norway continues support for unexploded bombs clearance in Lao PDR

The HALO Trust and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Laotian Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare represented by the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Lao. The signing Read More …

Laos govt says unexploded bomb-mine (UXO) clearance authority needs more funding

The government has called for more support for UXO clearance operations, with 132,000 hectares of land having been surveyed and confirmed to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance. Director General of the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action Sector under the Read More …

Russian de-miners defuse over 200 explosive devices in Laos

Russian military engineers have defused over 200 explosive devices in Laos since November 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “Military servicemen from the International Anti-Mine Center of the Russian Armed Forces found over 200 explosive Read More …

Laos clears over 800 bomblets in country’s south

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has cleared more than 500,000 square meters of land in two villages of Yommalath district, Khammuan province, with over 800 bomblets and items destroyed. According to local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday (Nov 11), the Read More …

Laos continues to clear UXO in country’s north

The Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Program (UXO Lao) has cleared more than 700 hectares of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in northern Laos’ Xieng Khuang province, as part of its continuing survey and clearance works that focus on agricultural land and inhabited Read More …