Denmark Grants Additional USD 4.4 Million for Explosive Hazard Management in Retaken Areas of Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of DKK 29.5 million (over USD 4.4 million) from the Government of Denmark to further enable stabilization and humanitarian efforts through explosive hazard management in retaken areas Read More …

Zimbabwean de-mining expertise ends deadly Falklands landmine legacy

Thirty-seven years ago, soldiers from Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, planting thousands of the weapons. British troops may have liberated the islanders, but a few dozen Zimbabweans keep them safe now. For the past decade, the Zimbabwean contractors have cleared Read More …

Tayside landmine remover calls on public to make most of doubled donations

Frank Philip MBE, from Kinloch Rannoch, has been among the experts clearing belts of improvised explosive devices (IED) installed by Isis, as well as unexploded devices dating as far back as the 1980s, laid during the nation’s war with Iran. Read More …

Eighteen suspected hazardous areas in Cyprus declared mine-free

Unficyp on Monday announced the clearance of nine suspected hazardous areas each on both sides of the island, amounting to a total area of 210,882 square metres. This confidence-building measure was agreed upon by both leaders on February 26, 2019 Read More …

China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations. The Read More …

Brazil Supports Demining Actions In Colombian Territory

Colombia is one of the most contaminated country with antipersonnel mines, resulting in more than 11,000 victims since 1990, according to the Colombian government’s Office of the High Commissioner for Peace. As of September 30, 2019, 356 Colombian municipalities were Read More …

‘New Hope’ as 38 More Colombian Municipalities Cleared of Landmines

Thirty-eight more Colombian municipalities are considered free of landmines and unexploded ordinance, President Ivan Duque said Tuesday, as civilian and military efforts to remove improvised explosives continue despite ongoing conflict in some areas. Colombia was once among the countries where Read More …

Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The pullback started Saturday shortly after noon Kyiv time, Read More …