Cambodia: MoU signed to find funding for Preah Sihanouk mine clearance

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia Emergency Rescue People’s Association (CERPA), aimed at appealing for funding from Chinese investors to support mine clearing projects in Preah Sihanouk. The signing of Read More …

Lebanon’s townspeople hope for mine-free orchards after two decades of fear

From the balcony of a mosque in Lebanon’s southern town of Abbasiya, a group of townspeople have been anxiously monitoring their orchards for two decades, as the land was planted with mines by the Israeli army before its withdrawal in Read More …

Azerbaijan: About 48,500 mines, munitions defused in Karabakh in past 11 months

Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency found and defused 48,411 mines and munitions from November 10, 2020, to October 15, 2021, on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in last year’s war. “In the liberated territories, 22,230 unexploded munitions, 17,426 antipersonnel, and 8,755 Read More …

Yemen war: Deadly landmines blight the lives of children on western coast

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah used to have a carefree life, sailing on the sea with his father and brothers looking for fish instead of going to school. The 11-year-old is from a coastal village in Hodeidah’s Duraihimi district, where most of Read More …

Cambodia: Massive Mark 82 bomb retrieved by CMAC in Kampong Chhnang province

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) dispatched a group of professionals to retrieve a relic of the war that ravaged the country – a UXO. The CMAC professionals retrieved the bomb at the foot of Phnom Thom in Prey Kry Read More …

Cambodia: Child killed, two injured in mortar round explosion in Kampong Thom province

A mortar round exploded, killing a boy and injuring two other children in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balang district’s Sala Visai commune on Friday. According to Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana, posting on his Facebook page today, Read More …

UK funding for land mine clearance scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq and S. Sudan

UK government funding for land mine clearance in Lebanon, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as three other countries, has been scrapped in what humanitarian organisations called a “catastrophic collapse in support”. The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) released a statement Read More …

Cambodia: Mine educational material reach over 740,000 people

In the first nine months of this year, mine-related institutions have provided educational material to more than 740,000 people, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA). In a report on October 4, it said that from January to September, Read More …