Women who did dangerous work for New Zealand in Afghanistan are now threatened by the Taliban

Back in 2018, when the world was a different place, “A” made what would become a life-defining decision. From her home in Bamiyan, central Afghanistan, soon after graduating from university, she signed up for a team which was breaking gender Read More …

Afghanistan: The Taliban are asking for help locating explosives they laid

The head of the UN Mine Action Team in Afghanistan says the Taliban are asking for help to locate and remove explosives left from war including ones they laid themselves. CNN’s Max Foster reports. Paul Heslop has left Kabul shortly Read More …

UK announces £500,000 fund to support UNDP to respond to last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The UK has provided half a million pounds to help clear landmines in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives. the UK has contributed £500,000 to recovery efforts and to help de-mine one of Read More …

Islamic State threat moves online, expands across Africa: Senior UN counter-terrorism expert

UN counter-terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov presented the Secretary-General’s latest report on the threats posed by terrorist groups, saying that Da’esh continues to exploit the disruption, grievances and development setbacks caused by the pandemic to regroup, recruit new followers and intensify Read More …

Taliban takeover: What will happen to Afghanistan’s minefields

As the dust begins to settle on war-torn Afghanistan, a major question is what will happen to the landmines and other ordinance littering its landscape? More than 40 years of war have left the Afghan landscape littered with landmines as Read More …

Japan donates $4 million to counter IEDs in Somalia

Japan has donated $4 million to Somalia to support in countering improvised explosive devices that have become commonly deployed weapons by extremist groups in recent years. According to a statement from the Japanese embassy in Kenya, the donation will be Read More …

UN says five peacekeepers injured in attack in northern Mali

Five U.N. peacekeepers were injured in an attack using an improvised explosive device in Mali’s restive north Monday, the United Nations said. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said a quick reaction force was immediately sent to the site in Aguelhok Read More …

UN Experts: Africa Became Hardest Hit by Terrorism This Year

Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties, U.N. Read More …

Global Context of Landmines and Demining Efforts in Colombia

In 2005 the U.N. instituted the first International Landmine Awareness Day, calling for joint action by states to encourage demining activities in countries where landmines pose a serious threat to the safety, health and life of civilian populations. Even though Read More …