Vietnam: Quang Binh works hard on bomb and mine clearance

A workshop on building a database for coordination in overcoming post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Binh was organised in the locality on May 30. As part of a project on establishing and Read More …

USAID to continue helping Việt Nam with post-war dioxin decontamination, mine clearance

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a meeting with Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Samantha Power in Washington DC on May 13 (US time), as part of his activities while on a working visit to Read More …

Vietnam in need of international support for bomb, mine clearance

To speed up the settlement of bomb and mine consequences, Vietnam needs stronger cooperation and support from international partners, thus ensuring that no more people are killed or injured due to the post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO), according Read More …

Vietnam: Quảng Bình deactivates 230kg wartime bomb discovered near market

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) on Monday said its team in the central province of Quảng Bình has deactivated a nearly-230-kg wartime bomb found right next to the Đồng Hới City market, which houses hundreds of small businesses and sees Read More …

Vietnam: Resuming Operations After Tet Holiday, RENEW/NPA Teams Safely Destroyed Dozens of Unexploded Ordnance

At a clearance site in Gio Hai Commune, Gio Linh District, RENEW/NPA clearance teams on Tuesday found 31 explosive items, including cluster munitions and other explosive ordnance, most of which was uncovered from a cache. The team later safely destroyed Read More …

Norway and Vietnam to continue assistance and cooperation in Mine Action in Vietnam

On 29 October, Mr. Jan Erik Støa, Country Director of Norwegian People’s Aid Vietnam (NPA), and Mr. Tran Trung Hoa, the Director-General of Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on continued assistance and cooperation in 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 …

MAG responds to catastrophic collapse in UK support for landmine clearance

Below is a statement from MAG CEO Darren Cormack, responding to the news that UK funding for humanitarian mine action has been slashed by 80 per cent. MANCHESTER — The UK Government’s decision to reduce its funding for humanitarian mine Read More …

Cambodia: Call for solidarity to increase mine action capacity

Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First vice-president of Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said that donor countries, development partners and stakeholders need to continue to work together on mine action and be committed to supporting each other to Read More …