Philippines raises concern over terrorists’ use of landmines

The Philippines called for the strengthening of a normative framework under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) to address the continued use of mines by armed non-state actors. Signed in 1997, the APMBC, otherwise known as the Mine Ban Treaty, Read More …

United States provides additional US$ 3 million for humanitarian demining in Zimbabwe

The United States government is pleased to announce an additional USD $3 million for humanitarian demining projects in Zimbabwe. Since 1998, the United States has invested more than $23.9 million in Zimbabwe to protect people from landmines and promote economic Read More …

Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers are demining Lachin corridor

Russian peacekeepers are demining the Lachin corridor linking Armenia and Karabakh, Interfax reported referring to deputy commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent Alexey Polyukhovich. Russian troops are engaged in engineering reconnaissance and mine clearance of roads throughout Nagorno-Karabakh. Besides, they Read More …

UN: Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts

According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, more than 80 per cent of the world – 164 countries – have adopted the Mine Ban Treaty 23 years after it was drafted and signed, and most of the 33 countries that are Read More …

Netherlands supports humanitarian demining in Ukraine

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine Jennes de Mol said this to an Ukrinform correspondent in The Hague. “A new program of the Dutch government sets a very ambitious goal – a mine-free world by 2025. In Read More …

Central Vietnam province pledged over $10 mln for mine clearance

Two international organizations have committed $10.6 million to clear explosives and mines in Quang Binh Province, a former Vietnam War battleground. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), a Norway-based organization working to provide post-conflict reconstruction assistance and humanitarian relief during conflicts, provided Read More …