India: Over 250 Kg Explosives Found In Manipur’s Border Town Near Myanmar

Explosives of over 250 kg have been recovered from an area along the border with Myanmar in Manipur, a border state where assembly election will be held next year, raising security concerns. Troops of the Assam Rifles recovered 243 improvised Read More …

UK funding for land mine clearance scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan

UK government funding for land mine clearance in Lebanon, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as three other countries, has been scrapped in what humanitarian organisations called a “catastrophic collapse in support”. The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) released a statement Read More …

MAG responds to catastrophic collapse in UK support for landmine clearance

Below is a statement from MAG CEO Darren Cormack, responding to the news that UK funding for humanitarian mine action has been slashed by 80 per cent. MANCHESTER — The UK Government’s decision to reduce its funding for humanitarian mine Read More …

Assam Rifles recover three IEDs along Indo-Myanmar border

The Assam Rifles troops have foiled an attempt to target security forces by detecting and recovering three improvised explosive devices (IED) and other explosive materials in Manipur’s Kamjong district along Indo-Myanmar border. Based on intelligence input regarding movement of militants 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 …

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 …