Sri Lanka: Germany grants 4m Euros for mine clearance

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) provides 4 million Euros (approx. LKR 800m) for demining in affected areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The GFFO made this decision in light of Sri Lanka’s accession to the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Read More …

5 years after IS atrocities, young Yazidis team up to clear explosive hazards in northern Iraq

After five years of massive atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar region, explosive remnants from the anti-IS war still pose a threat to civilians’ lives in the region. Through a project by the Read More …

Ukraine: First stage of mine clearance completed in Luhansk region

Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Vitaliy Komarnytskiy has said the first stage of a mine clearance operation in the region has been completed. Demining teams of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have cleared about 44 hectares Read More …

Demining works underway in Armenia’s Syunik Province

The Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise SNCO is performing demining works in the Davit Bek settlement of Kapan community and in the Kornidzor settlement of Tegh community of the Syunik Province. Based on the Center’s press release, the demining Read More …

Landmine clearance to start at Royal Welsh Show (don’t worry, they’re not real)

Visitors at this week’s Royal Welsh Show are being invited to don protective body armour and hunt for explosive-free landmines. A dummy minefield is being created at the showground to highlight the humanitarian work of the HALO Trust. Mine clearance enables communities Read More …

Việt Nam needs long-term risk management to deal with remnants of war

Việt Nam needs a transition from a reactive approach on clearing cluster and explosive remnants of war (ERW) to a proactive risk management strategy to better eliminate threats long-term, experts have said. Speaking at a conference on long-term risk management on Read More …

Landmine Dog Yankee Returns To Capitol Hill To Lend Support To Resolution Banning Landmines In Yemen

Weeks after making a big splash on Capitol Hill by bringing awareness to landmine use in Yemen, Marshall Legacy Institute’s Canine Ambassador, Mine Detection Dog Yankee, is returning to Washington to meet with members of Congress, to lend support to the Hurd-Cotton Resolutions condemning Read More …

China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Read More …