Libya: UNSMIL condemns the use of Improvised Explosive Devices against the civilians in Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is extremely concerned about reports that residents of the Ain Zara and Salahuddin areas of Tripoli have been killed or wounded by Improvised Explosive Devices placed in/near their homes. This grotesque transformation Read More …

The World’s Landmine Challenge Demands Presidential Action

This Saturday, the United Nations-proclaimed International Day for Mine Awareness, the world will reaffirm its commitment to eliminate the odious threat that mines and unexploded ordnance pose to civilians in 59 countries around the world. The day will find the Read More …

British Troops In Malawi: Delivering Life-Saving Medical Training

British military personnel have been providing the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) with what could be life-saving training. A course, coordinated by the British Peace Support Team (Africa), was delivered to more than 100 troops ahead of a deployment to the Democratic Republic of Read More …

Three Irish soldiers injured after IED explodes near convoy in Mali

The injured troops’ next of kins and families have been contacted. A spokesman said: “Earlier today, Defence Forces personnel deployed with the United Nations MINUSMA mission in Mali were involved in an operational incident. “While conducting a Patrol east of Read More …

Afghanistan: Civilian casualties exceed 10,000 for sixth straight year

More than 10,000 civilians in Afghanistan were killed and injured last year, according to a new United Nations report that details record-high levels of civilian harm in the ongoing conflict. “Almost no civilian in Afghanistan has escaped being personally affected Read More …