Risks of Explosive devices – On International Mine Awareness Day

According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose Read More …

Myanmar: Landmines to be cleared in Arakan State

Col Min Than, Arakan, State Minister for Security and Border Affairs announced the Tatmadaw will carry out mine clearance after the Tatmadaw and the AA signed an agreement on the deployment of troops in Arakan State. The State Minister added Read More …

Statement on New Use of Anti-Personnel Mines, Mine Ban Treaty intersessional meeting

Let me start by giving some context on the new use of antipersonnel mines worldwide.  In recent years, since the last Review Conference, the use of antipersonnel mines by government forces has been rare.  In most years, only one or Read More …

Myanmar: Civilians bear brunt of landmine explosions in Shan State

Civilians in northern Shan State are bearing the brunt of clashes that have been going on since 2011 between the military and armed ethnic groups, including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Landmines and other explosives have killed or injured civilians. During Read More …