Yemen: YEMAC Calls on UN to Provide Detectors for Mines to Secure Lives of Civilians

The Sana’a-based Yemen Executive Mine Actions Center (YEMAC) called on the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to make efforts to urgently provide detectors to clear areas contaminated with mines, cluster bombs and remnants of war. In a statement issued Saturday, Read More …

UK commits a further £500,000 to landmine disposal in Armenia and Azerbaijan

The UK Government is providing a further £500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support land mine clearance in Armenia and Azerbaijan. New funding will provide vital training and expert advice to make the area safe, prevent injuries Read More …

Senegal: Bomb disposal experts comb Singhere village for explosives

Since June 2, the team from Handicap International has been combing the village of Singhere, about 50 kilometres from Ziguinchor, in search of hidden mines, to allow the population to have access to this track which links two villages. The Read More …

Cambodia: 500 UXOs found in Banteay Meanchey in the first six months of this year

In the first six months of this year, demining specialists in Banteay Meanchey province found about 500 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO). In the past five years, explosive remnants of war have killed six people and injured 13 others, officials Read More …

Somalia: ATMIS, UNMAS and key stakeholders conclude conference to counter IEDs

Top officials of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and key stakeholders, have concluded a three-day conference to take stock of the current measures to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), in Read More …

Some 160,000 square km of territory of Ukraine require mine clearance operations

Around 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine need to be examined for the presence of explosives, Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar has said. “Some 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine today need to be Read More …

Lebanon’s Minefields | Clearing the hidden remnants of war | UN Story

Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon. Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few women working under extremely risky Read More …

Cambodia: Former President of Colombia visits CMAC’s headquarters

Andrés Pastrana Arango, former President of the Republic of Colombia and current President of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI), paid a visit to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)’s headquarters in Phnom Penh earlier this week. He was warmly received Read More …

Vietnam: Quang Binh works hard on bomb and mine clearance

A workshop on building a database for coordination in overcoming post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Binh was organised in the locality on May 30. As part of a project on establishing and Read More …