Cambodia: Pailin tractor driver detonates anti-tank mine, suffers injuries

A man was injured and rushed to hospital after his tractor detonated an anti-tank mine on May 15 in Sala Krao commune’s Stung Koy village of Pailin province’s Sala Krao district. District police chief Meak Saran identified the driver as Read More …

Cambodia: Prey Veng declared second mine-free province

Prey Veng is now the second province to be declared landmine free – after Kep – though some undiscovered munitions and cluster bombs as well as other unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain to be cleared, according to Ly Thuch, first vice-president Read More …

Cambodia: Experts remove 640 UXO from Mekong River in Prey Veng province

Experts of Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have found about 2,000 shells and 640 unexploded ordnances (UXO) weighing about 8 tonnes on the river basin of Mekong. In the ongoing operation to clear ammunitions that were dumped in the river Read More …

Mine clearance in Ukraine may take 5-10 years

“Based on international experience, mine clearance may take from 5 to 10 years,” Oleh Bondar, Head of the Pyrotechnic Works and Humanitarian Demining Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, said during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center–Ukrinform. Read More …

In Afghanistan, Landmines Are Making Peace Deadly

On the morning of April 1, seven children were playing in the lush wheat fields of Afghanistan’s Marjah district, in the southern Helmand province, by tossing around a metal object. Moments later, it exploded. The blast claimed five of their Read More …

Cambodia: CMAC’s expert team recovers 2,000 pound U.S. aerial bomb from riverbed in Phnom Penh

A Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC)’s bomb expert team on Thursday safely removed a war-left unexploded AN-M66 aerial bomb from the Chaktomuk River in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, a mine clearance chief said. CMAC’s director-general Heng Ratana said the Read More …

ICRC: 8.5m Iraqis live among deadly mines

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed yesterday that 8.5 million Iraqis live among deadly mines and unexploded remnants of war. “Iraq is one of the most contaminated countries on the planet’s surface with explosive munitions,” ICRC spokeswoman Read More …

Afghanistan’s landmines threaten starvation as well as life and limb

As you drive along Afghanistan’s motorways, you have to deal with the culvert crater problem. In this mountainous country, prone to seasonal flash floods, most roads are undercut with drainage channels at 50-metre intervals. For much of the past two Read More …