Vietnam: VNMAC, UNDP, KOICA launch mine remediation project

The ceremony was co-organized by Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Attending the launching ceremony were Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant Read More …

Explosives remain in 5.6 million hectares in Việt Nam

Around 5.6 million hectares, equivalent to 17.71 per cent of Việt Nam’s total area, are still contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of the end of 2023. Việt Nam is among the countries with the highest rates of UXO contamination Read More …

Laos to carry out project to assist people affected by Agent Orange

The National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Laos agreed to partner with the War Legacies Project, which will see Phase II of a survey on the use of Agent Orange and support for people with birth Read More …

Vietnam: A So airport cleared from dioxin contamination

The Chemical Command under the Ministry of Defence on October 24 announced the completion of dioxin cleanup at A So airport in A Luoi district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue. Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Read More …

US to arm Kyiv with depleted uranium tank shells

The US has announced it will send controversial weapons to Ukraine as part of more than $1bn (£800m) in military and humanitarian aid. Russia condemned the move to equip US Abrams tanks with shells strong enough to pierce conventional tank Read More …

‘Iron harvest:’ A Belgian team unearths unexploded ammunition from WWI

In a muddy field in Flanders, in northern Belgium, there are signs of a recent harvest along its edge — raw potatoes here and there. But toward the back of the field, members of DOVO, the Belgian military’s bomb disposal Read More …

US to provide depleted-uranium tank rounds to Ukraine

The United States is expected to approve the transfer of depleted-uranium anti-tank shells to help Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move follows weeks of internal discussions on the subject between the White Read More …

Ukraine says destruction of Kakhovka dam and flooding will not derail its counter-offensive

Kyiv has vowed that the destruction of the huge Nova Kakhovka dam and flooding of frontline areas in southeastern Ukraine will not derail its planned counter-offensive as it accused Russia’s occupation force of destroying the facility on the Dnipro river Read More …

The Radioactive Legacy of Depleted Uranium Ammunition Comes to Ukraine

The United Kingdom is sending Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine equipped with armor piercing depleted uranium rounds. Countries like the U.S., U.K., and Russia manufacture ammunition using depleted uranium because the metal is heavy and dense, making it ideal to Read More …

NATO Confirms To United Nations Use Of Depleted Uranium During Kosovo Conflict

GENEVA, 21 March (UNEP/HABITAT) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has confirmed to the United Nations that depleted uranium (DU) was used during the Kosovo conflict. But, according to the Joint UNEP/UNCHS Balkans Task Force (BTF), the information provided Read More …