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Was ist das Verfallsdatum einer Landmine?

(20.12.2012)

Colin King forscht seit Jahrzehnten zu Landminen und ist Autor zahlreicher Fachbücher und Fachzeitschriften über Landminen und exploisve Sprengkörper. Darunter ist das Jane’s Mines and EOD Operational Guidebook. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Erfolgreiche Minenräumung in Mosambik

(19.12.2012)

Die belgisch-tansanische Organisation Apopo hat sich darauf spezialisiert, Ratten zur Minensuche auszubilden. Damit konnte jetzt eine Provinz in Mosambik von allen Landminen aus dem Bürgerkrieg von vor 20 Jahren befreit werden. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Zehn Mädchen sterben beim Brennholzsammeln

(17.12.2012)

Tragödie in der afghanischen Provinz Nanagahar: Eine Landmine, die noch aus den Zeiten des sowjetischen Feldzugs in den 80er Jahren stammt, hat zehn Mädchen getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Produktion von Streumunition: Lockheed Martin

(13.12.2012)

Lockheed Martin ist Produzent von Streumunition. Dies wird durch Regierungsaufträge und laufende vertragliche Pflichten bestätigt, bis 2013 Streumunition bereitzustellen. weiterlesen >>>


Kanada: Liberale kritisieren Ratifizierungsgesetz über das Verbot von Streubomben

(06.12.2012)

Das kanadische Parlament solle Änderungen durchsetzen, fordert ein liberaler Senator. Der umstirttene Gesetzesentwurf sieht vor, dass kanadische Soldaten an Operationen beteiligt sein dürfen, in denen alliierte Kräfte Streubomben einsetzen. weiterlesen >>>


Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Jody Williams fordert die USA auf, Antipersonenminen zu verbieten

(03.12.2012)

Jody Williams hofft, Präsident Obama werde dem faktischen Stopp der Produktion und des Einsatz von Antipersonenminen in und durch die USA auch Taten folgen lassen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zahlreiche Kinder von Streubomben in Syrien getötet

(29.11.2012)

Syrische Kampfflugzeuge haben nach einem Bericht der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) nahe der Hauptstadt Damaskus international geächtete Streubomben eingesetzt und dabei mindestens elf Kinder getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Ausstellung "Für eine minenfreie Welt" erfolgreich gestartet

(29.11.2012)

Die Ausstellung "Für eine minenfreie Welt - 20 Jahre Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen" ist von Minister Guido Westerwelle in Berlin eröffnet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Displaced Still Suffering

(18.03.2005)

Three years after the end of Angola's brutal civil war, the Angolan government is failing to care for the country's huge population of returning displaced persons, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Hundreds of thousands of recently returned refugees, internally displaced persons and former combatants face daunting challenges in reintegrating into Angolan society, with little government assistance. Families return to devastated communities and settle on land that is heavily mined. In some parts of the country, Angolan authorities harass, extort and sexually abuse returnees without identity cards.  weiterlesen >>>


Suriname almost landmine free

(18.03.2005)

A Honduran army minesweeper team left Suriname and returned home Friday after assisting Suriname's National Army (NL) in a mine-clearing operation near Stolkertsijver village, 50 kilometers east of the capital Paramaribo.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's deadly scrap

(18.03.2005)

The northern Cambodian village of Choam Ksant could almost serve as an advert for the charms of the simple, rural life. Red dirt tracks serve as roads, and the electricity supply only flickers into life for a few hours each evening. The houses are meticulously kept, and the scenery is pretty, if not spectacular. Lulled by the tranquillity of the surroundings, you could imagine setting off for a ramble across the fields. Until you see the signs: red background, white skull and crossbones, and - in case you were in any doubt - "Danger: Mines" written in Khmer and English. weiterlesen >>>


Group of experts on Conventional Weapons Convention concludes on tenth session

(18.03.2005)

The Tenth Session of the Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW), concluded on Friday, 11 March 2005. weiterlesen >>>


US soldier, five Afghans killed in mine blast

(18.03.2005)

Five Afghan civilians were killed by a land mine explosion on Wednesday near the same spot where a US soldier died and four others were wounded hours earlier in a similar blast, ahead of US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's visit. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG

(17.03.2005)

Globale Gefahr durch Streubomben, Blindgängermunition und Landminen - Weltweit jedes zweite Land kontaminiert - Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordern weitreichende Maßnahmen zum Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung. weiterlesen >>>


Laos Struggles With Deadly Legacy of Vietnam War

(16.03.2005)

Roughly 30 years after the end of the Vietnam War, small, isolated Laos struggles with its deadly legacy. From the 1960s, Laos was embroiled in the war in neighboring Vietnam and as a result, it became one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world. Correspondent Scott Bobb visited central Laos and reports on efforts to clear millions of unexploded bombs and land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Mines found near international pipeline in Georgia

(16.03.2005)

Antitank mines have been discovered near the village of Klde in Georgia's Akhaltsikhe district about 100 meters from the oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, which is under construction, the Samtskhe-Javakheti regional police told Interfax. weiterlesen >>>


Bus route okay but hedged in by mines

(16.03.2005)

The driver of the first bus to Muzaffarabad will need some unusual work experience - negotiating landmines scattered on either side of the road, at least through 2.6 km. While the Indian Army has demined the stretch from Weak Bridge to Wood Bridge - the latter under construction - sources said the left and right banks are still strewn with anti-personnel mine weiterlesen >>>


Mine Kills U.S. Soldier, Wounds Four in Afghanistan

(16.03.2005)

One U.S. soldier was killed and four wounded by a land mine explosion in western Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. The five soldiers were part of a military police contingent at Shindand, the site of the former Soviet air base close to the Iranian border in Herat province.  weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldat bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet

(16.03.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Afghanistan sind ein US-Soldat getötet und vier weitere verletzt worden. Wie die US-Armee mitteilte, ereignete sich die Explosion am Dienstag in Schindand im Westen des Landes, wo sich ein großer US-Militärstützpunkt befindet. Es sei unklar, ob es sich um einen Angriff von Aufständischen handele oder um eine nicht explodierte Landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Youth injured in landmine blast in J&K

(15.03.2005)

A youth was injured in a landmine blast near Indo-Pak border in Akhnoor area, 30 kms from here, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Japan to offer 38.5m dollars in aid to seven African nations

(15.03.2005)

Japan will give 38.5m dollars in grant aid to seven conflict-torn African countries through UN organizations to support their reconstruction, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday [11 March]. The aid money will go to Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda, for projects including refugee support, removing land mines, and assistance for holding elections. weiterlesen >>>


7 Colombian troops killed fighting 3 rebel groups

(15.03.2005)

Government troops backed by warplanes and helicopter gunships Thursday battled three leftist guerrilla groups that have teamed up in northern Colombia, in fighting that has killed seven soldiers and at least a dozen rebels over the past three days. Of the seven soldiers killed, six died after stepping on land mines sowed by the rebels, the brigade said. weiterlesen >>>


Geneva in a tizzy over symbolic broken chair

(15.03.2005)

A 12-meter statue of a broken chair symbolizing the struggle to rid the world of landmines was removed from its site in front of the United Nations Thursday under protest by an anti-mines group. weiterlesen >>>


BiH Could Become "Mine Safe" by 2009

(10.03.2005)

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Mine Action Centre has announced a plan to clear the country's most dangerous minefields over the next five years. However, budget problems could pose an obstacle. weiterlesen >>>


Help from civil society strengthens mine action programs

(10.03.2005)

U.S. commitment to eradicate landmines is unqualified. The overriding humanitarian problem caused by all landmines is their tendency to linger on former battlefields long after any legitimate use has ceased, a senior State Department official says. weiterlesen >>>


Kenya: Focus on mine-removal training

(10.03.2005)

An international centre to train military personnel in demining techniques has opened in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The first 140 Kenyan military deminers are due to be deployed in southern Sudan later this year. The International Mine Action Training Centre (IMATC) was set up by the British government, at a cost of £3.5 million (US $6.7 million), on land provided by the Kenyan Department of Defence. Five-week courses on manual demining, mine awareness and route clearance will be run by British and Kenyan officers.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants Planting Landmines in Fields Prior to Sowing Campaign

(09.03.2005)

Chechen militants plant landmines in the fields in anticipation of the sowing campaign, RIA Novosti was told by a spokesman of the Regional Operative Headquarters running the antiterrorist operation in the North Caucasus.  weiterlesen >>>


Too many weapons in private hands ' UN

(08.03.2005)

In an episode that suggests Afghanistan is slowly becoming safer, Shir Alam a 50-year-old local commander, surrendered several hundred mt of arms to a United Nations ammunitions stockpile and collection group on Thursday outside the capital, Kabul. Alam had amassed the arms over three decades of conflict, first fighting Soviet forces during 1980s and later against rival militia groups during the 1990s civil war in the capital.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. aids effort to rid Laos of unexploded war bombs

(08.03.2005)

Two years ago, Hmong community activist and poet Bryan Thao-Worra was waiting at the airport in the Laotian province of Xieng Khouang when a truck pulled up, carrying a young man covered in bandages. The man had been digging a fire pit near a long-abandoned military facility when he struck what he believed to be a 30-year-old cluster bomb. The bomb exploded, showering his face in shrapnel. weiterlesen >>>


India says road to Muzaffarabad operational ahead of time

(08.03.2005)

The Indian Army said on Monday that the road to Muzaffarabad would be fully operational by April 7, when the first bus is scheduled to run between the divided state of Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Mines Hinder Humanitarian Operation in Bie Province, Angola

(08.03.2005)

Mines and other explosive devices implanted in the soil during the armed conflict are hindering the execution of programmes of humanitarian aid in the central Bie Province, an official source has announced. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance expert dies in Chechnya

(08.03.2005)

A Russian mine clearance expert was killed Monday by a bomb he was trying to defuse, in a series of incidents within the space of 24 hours in the breakaway republic of Chechnya claiming four lives, government officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Am Genfer See geht es um "grausame Waffen"

(07.03.2005)

Im Genfer Palais des Nations stehen besonders heimtückische und grausame Waffen auf der Tagesordnung. Hier verhandeln seit Montag Regierungsexperten aus rund 60 Staaten unter Vorsitz von Gordan Markotić aus Kroatien über eine Weiterentwicklung des sogenannten humanitären Völkerrechts, das sich dem Schutz von Zivilisten in kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen widmet. Das Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung (HIIK) zählte allein für das vergangene Jahr insgesamt 36 bewaffnete Konflikte, in denen über Fünfhunderttausend Menschen ihr Leben verloren. Immer schmerzvoller leidet auch die Zivilbevölkerung unter derartigen Auseinandersetzungen. Nach Angaben des Kinderhilfswerks terre des hommes wurden seit 1990 mehr als zwei Millionen Kinder in Kriegen getötet und über sechs Millionen verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Grüne stellen Bedingungen für Panzer-Export

(07.03.2005)

Die Grünen lehnen die Lieferung von 32 Fuchs-Spürpanzern an die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE) derzeit ab. Wie der sicherheitspolitische Sprecher der Grünen-Bundestagfraktion, Winfried Nachtwei, der «Netzeitung» sagte, besteht das Problem darin, dass die VAE «wichtige Rüstungskontrollverträge nicht ratifiziert» hätten. «Deshalb ist der Export der Fuchs-Spürpanzer davon abhängig zu machen, dass die Emirate diese Abkommen ratifizieren.»  weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt unterstützt das humanitäre Minenräumen mit 2,76 Mio Euro

(07.03.2005)

Das Auswärtige Amt stellt über die deutsche Hilfsorganisation Medico International für die Arbeit von zwei afghanischen Räumorganisationen insgesamt 2,76 Mio Euro zur Verfügung. Die beiden afghanischen Partner werden damit Minen und Blindgänger in einem der am stärksten belasteten Länder der Welt beseitigen. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnamese Boy Loses Legs and Arm to War Era Bomb

(07.03.2005)

A bomb left over from a war that ended here 30 years ago has severely disabled a 13 year old boy. Ho Van Nghia found the munition while bringing his mother lunch in a rice field on March third of this year, reports Clear Path International.  weiterlesen >>>


Bangladesh destroys landmine stockpile

(07.03.2005)

Bangladesh has destroyed its stockpile of nearly 200,000 landmines, becoming the first country in heavily mined South Asia to get rid of the weapons under a UN treaty, the army said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. 'explodes' American kids

(07.03.2005)

Broadcasters not showing graphic ad depicting soccer children blown apart. A new United Nations campaign designed to get the public involved in the global fight against landmines is apparently too explosive for American television, as it depicts children being blown apart on a soccer field.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining operation on in full swing in J&K

(07.03.2005)

Indian Army personnel are working round-the-clock to ensure the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus link gets rolling in exactly a month's time. One of the most dangerous tasks is de-mining of the area. The difficult terrain and the hostile weather make the task harder. weiterlesen >>>


De-mining agency warns more funds needed

(07.03.2005)

The task of eradicating unexploded ordnance in post-war Cambodia has overtaken the problem of landmines, and new funding is urgently needed, a de-mining official said Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Financial aid sought for land mine victims

(04.03.2005)

Kuki Movement for Human Rights (KMHR) has filed a complaint with the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) seeking monetary assistance in favour of Dingpi land mine blast victims. weiterlesen >>>


South Korean army officer dead in land mine blast near North border

(04.03.2005)

An army non-commissioned officer was killed Thursday [3 March] in a land mine explosion at a military outpost near the inter-Korean border, military sources said. The staff sergeant, identified only as Kim, was assigning work for snow clearing when the blast occurred in Paju, about 35 km north of the capital, around 3.40 p.m. [0640 gmt], they said. weiterlesen >>>


MILITANTS PLANTING LANDMINES IN FIELDS PRIOR TO SOWING CAMPAIGN

(04.03.2005)

Chechen militants plant landmines in the fields in anticipation of the sowing campaign, RIA Novosti was told by a spokesman of the Regional Operative Headquarters running the antiterrorist operation in the North Caucasus. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan offers to buy weapons from tribesmen on Afghan border

(04.03.2005)

Pakistan Thursday offered to buy heavy weapons at market price from tribesmen in a turbulent region on the Afghan border where troops are hunting for Al-Qaeda militants, an official said. weiterlesen >>>


Neue US-Landminen für den Irak erhöhen die Sorge um zivile Risiken

(03.03.2005)

Die US-Armee plant bis Mai 2005 ein neues System ferngesteuerter Antipersonenminen im Irak einzusetzen. Das Pentagon hat bisher Fragen zu den möglichen Folgen, die diese Minen für unschuldige Zivilisten darstellen können, nicht beantwortet, so Human Rights Watch. weiterlesen >>>


Azeri soldier reported killed in ceasefire breach

(03.03.2005)

One Azeri soldier was killed and one wounded in a ceasefire breach along the tense line dividing Azerbaijan and Armenian-occupied territory, Azeri television channels reported Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


MEPCO employee loses leg in landmine explosion

(03.03.2005)

A Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) employee's leg was blown off when he stepped on a landmine in Eishani (Barkhan) on Tuesday. Two other employees were seriously injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines may mar Kashmir bus service's deadline

(03.03.2005)

The Muzaffarbad-Srinagar bus service might not kick off on April 7 due to the problems in clearing the landmines along the route on both sides of the Line of Control. "This job (removal of landmine) perhaps cannot be completed by April 7, the date agreed between the two countries for the revival of the old land route on both sides of the LoC," the Dawn quoted a source as saying. weiterlesen >>>


50% of Ethiopia's Landmass Under Landmine Threat

(03.03.2005)

About 50 percent of the landmass of the country is believed to be under the threat of landmines, it was stated on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Terroristen verminen Äcker

(03.03.2005)

Tschetschenische Terroristen verminen Äcker vor der Frühjahrsaussaat, teilte ein Sprecher im regionalen operativen Anti-Terror-Stab in Nordkaukasien der RIA Nowosti mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Stryker Brigade in Iraq Will Protect Bases With Remote-Controlled Mines

(03.03.2005)

The Army Stryker brigade now fighting in Iraq will be first in line to receive a new radio-frequency kit that allows soldiers to detonate mines from several kilometers away. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia clears 16 million square meters land from landmines

(02.03.2005)

The Ethiopian government said on Monday it has cleared 16 million square meters of land from landmines since 2002.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepalesische Rebellen weiten Angriffe aus: Mindestens 16 Menschen getötet

(02.03.2005)

Die kommunistischen Rebellen in Nepal haben nach der Notstandsverhängung durch König Gyanendra vor drei Wochen ihre Angriffe ausgeweitet. Bei Kämpfen mit Regierungstruppen wurden allein am Freitag mindestens 16 Menschen getötet, berichtete die Zeitung "Kathmandu Post" am Samstag. Demnach griffen die maoistischen Aufständischen aus einem Hinterhalt mehrere Soldaten an, die eine Straße von Minen räumen wollten. Bei dem Gefecht wurden vier Soldaten und zwölf Rebellen getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion wounds 3 in south Afghanistan

(02.03.2005)

At least three Afghan policemen were wounded as the vehicle they were traveling in run over a landmine in the troubled Helmand province Monday, a spokesman of the Interior Ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers to be Trained at East Africa's First De-Mining Center

(02.03.2005)

The International Mine Action Training Center, a joint British-Kenyan project that is set to become a center of excellence for mine action training in sub-Saharan Africa, opened its doors just outside of Nairobi in mid-February.  weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Watch Briefing on U.S. Landmine Policy: New Bush Policy Called "Major Step Backward"

(02.03.2005)

Delivered by Steve Goose, Director of Human Rights Watch Arms Division and Head of ICBL Delegation at Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World: First Five-Year Review Conference for the Mine Ban Treaty. This briefing was sponsored by the US Campaign to Ban Landmines and moderated by its coordinator, Scott Stedjan of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It was held from 1:30-3:00 during a mid-day break of the Nairobi Summit, and was attended by diplomats, NGOs and numerous members of the media. weiterlesen >>>


UN fears for resettled Eritreans' safety, close to UNMEE operations

(02.03.2005)

The UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said Saturday it was concerned for the safety of some 19,000 displaced Eritreans who have been resettled close to its demining operations near the Ethiopian border. weiterlesen >>>


EU Donates 22 Million for Mine Clearance in Angola

(02.03.2005)

The European Union office in Luanda disbursed 22 million last December to fund 14 mine clearance projects in Angola which was devastated by nearly 30 years of civil war that ended in 2002, official sources affirmed here. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan amputees to get tiling plant

(02.03.2005)

A humanitarian organization is setting up a factory in Kabul to provide employment for amputees who lost their legs during the years of war in Afghanistan or to land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian gov't to illegalize UXOs buying, selling

(02.03.2005)

Cambodia's Interior Ministry is drafting a sub-decree that would criminalize for the first time the buying and selling of unexploded ordnance (UXO), local media reported on Monday. This will effectively end the scrap metal trade in these weapons and lower the risk of injury for scavengers, The Cambodia Daily said. Until now, Cambodia has merely confiscated UXOs, which has promoted scrap dealers to demand that local buyers and sellers remove detonating devices and explosives themselves. This has put people in more dangers. weiterlesen >>>


Daring to Touch What Other Soldiers Shrink Back From

(02.03.2005)

A trainee picks out the soil around a landmine at the East African International Mine Action Training Centre, Nairobi. Approaching a minefield, his heart pounds as rivulets of sweat trickle own his face is in the semi-desert heat. weiterlesen >>>


U.S.: New Landmines for Iraq Raise Fears of Civilian Risk

(02.03.2005)

The U.S. Army plans to deploy a new system of remote-controlled antipersonnel mines in Iraq by May, but the Pentagon has failed to answer crucial questions about the potential harm these mines could pose to innocent civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines being cleared from key Kashmir road

(02.03.2005)

Pakistan will start rebuilding a bridge Monday to join the divided Himalayan state of Kashmir after 57 years. The state has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from Britain in 1947. The road link between the two parts was severed in 1956, following tensions between Pakistan and India.  weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers injured by NPA landmine blast

(02.03.2005)

At least two soldiers were seriously injured on Friday when communist rebels set off a landmine during a military offensive in Columbio town, Sultan Kudarat province, an Army spokesperson said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Removal of mines from LoC

(02.03.2005)

The authorities have started to dig up and defuse mines around the place where bridge would be constructed at Line of Control and Buildings Department of Azad Kashmir have started construction of immigration office and a bus terminal at Chakothi. weiterlesen >>>


Weapons recovered in Afghanistan

(02.03.2005)

Troops of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan have discovered four weapons caches in various parts of the country, officials said Saturday. The first cache was found in the eastern Paktya province and contained eight fuses, five anti-personnel mines, two radios, one machine gun, two ammo canisters with 100 rounds each, three primer charges for mortars and one unidentified firing device.  weiterlesen >>>


At least 13 killed in fresh violence in Nepal

(02.03.2005)

At least 13 people, including 10 security personnel, were killed in fresh violence in Nepal today, a day after Maoists withdrew the fortnight-long nationwide economic blockade called to protest the seizure of power and imposition of emergency by King Gyanendra on February 1. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion wounds 3 in south Afghanistan

(01.03.2005)

At least three Afghan policemen were wounded as the vehicle they were traveling in run over a landmine in the troubled Helmand province, a spokesman of the Interior Ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG: UNO-Beirat empfiehlt 6 Jahre nach Inkrafttreten der Ottawa Konvention Verbot aller Landminen

(01.03.2005)

Deutsche Nichtregierungsorganisationen sehen langjährige Verbotsforderung endlich bestätigt. weiterlesen >>>


Project aids mine clearance

(28.02.2005)

The Australian Defence Force will spend $600,000 to add mine-clearance abilities to its sonar modelling systems, increasing the effectiveness and speed of its mine-clearance activities. weiterlesen >>>


Burmese soldiers use prisoners as porters

(25.02.2005)

An escaped military porter told DVB that the troops of Burma military junta, State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), are still using prisoners as military porters and killing them if they are unable to carry out their assigned "duties".  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Envoy Promotes Landmine Awareness

(25.02.2005)

The America Ambassador to Uganda, Mr Jimmy Kolker, has thanked the team that promotes landmine awareness and supports landmine victims. "This is my eighth trip to Gulu focussing on landmines. I am impressed by the team working to promote landmine awareness and with the victims of landmines," he said.  weiterlesen >>>


DJ Germany Increases Support For Iraqi Mine-clearing Efforts

(25.02.2005)

Germany is giving an additional EUR 674,000 to support efforts to clear land mines and other munitions in Iraq, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said the money raises to EUR4 million its total donation over the past two years to mine-clearing efforts in the Baghdad area - an effort being coordinated from Amman, Jordan, by international experts. weiterlesen >>>


Aslakhanov predicts increase in militant activity in spring

(25.02.2005)

Chechen militants may step up the use of land mines in the republic with the beginning of spring, said Russian presidential advisor Aslambek Aslakhanov. weiterlesen >>>


Tajiks intend to stage rallies against Uzbek mines

(25.02.2005)

The press office of the Border Protection Committee of Tajikistan said recently that two residents of the border district of Asht [in northern Tajikistan] had been killed and five others had been injured by mines on the Tajik-Uzbek border. It has been established that they all were grazing their cattle. weiterlesen >>>


Unicef Grants US$20 Million for Children

(25.02.2005)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) made available for this year a global amount of 20 million US dollars for the implementation of projects to help Angolan needy children, an official source has announced. Landmines are part of the programmes. weiterlesen >>>


Lawmakers call for ban on cluster bombs

(25.02.2005)

A group of Italian lawmakers today presented a bill calling for a national ban on cluster bombs. The bill was backed by 29 senators, most of them members of the centre-left opposition. Italy both produces and stocks the bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos removes over 75,000 unexploded ordnance devices in 2004

(25.02.2005)

Laos cleared more than 75,000 unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices and other munitions from nearly 1,300 ha of cultivated land in nine of 18 provinces, cities and special zones nationwide in 2004, reported the national ordnance clearing board. weiterlesen >>>


Joint combing by Orissa-Andhra police

(25.02.2005)

Braving constant threat of landmines, the Orissa police have stepped up guerrilla warfare in coordination with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh to hunt down Maoists. Buoyed by their success in tracking a training camp near Sileru on Sunday, the Orissa police have decided to continue guerrilla warfare to locate some more training camps. During Sunday's operation, the naxalites set off six landmines to target the police but in vain.  weiterlesen >>>


Geneva Call Press release on Colombia

(25.02.2005)

William, John Jairo and Javier (aged 5, 8 and 9) died in Colombia on February 13th last in the Department of Meta, due to the explosion of an antipersonnel mine. All of us share in the emotion, the pain and the revolt aroused by such acts weiterlesen >>>


"Humanitäres Minenräumen". Deutschland räumt die Minen des Irak-Krieges weg

(25.02.2005)

Das Auswärtige Amt stattet die deutsche Hilfsorganisation HELP e.V. aus "Mitteln für humanitäres Minenräumen" mit 674.000 Euro aus, um vor allem im Großraum Bagdad Minen und Blindgänger aus dem Irak-Krieg zu beseitigen.  weiterlesen >>>


UNO-Beirat drängt auf Abrüstung. Weit reichende Expertenvorschläge für Generalsekretär Kofi Annan

(25.02.2005)

Im gläsernen 39-Geschosser am New Yorker East River trafen sich gestern 23 Abrüstungsweise zu ihrer Jahrestagung. Der Beirat soll den UNO-Generalsekretär in Sachen Abrüstung und Rüstungskontrolle mit Anregungen und Vorschlägen versorgen. Ein Bericht fordert alle Staaten zum umfassenden Verbot von Landminen einschließlich der Anti-Fahrzeugminen auf. weiterlesen >>>


Reminiscences of the Angolan War Spill

(25.02.2005)

INSPECTOR Andreas Shilelo is a noted explosives expert of the Namibian Police force, who was in charge of the counter explosives unit when the Angolan civil war intensified and spilled over into Namibia at the end of 1999. weiterlesen >>>


Final phase ends with blast & clash

(25.02.2005)

Naxalites triggered a landmine explosion in their stronghold of Jhumra Pahar in Bokaro early this morning, hours before the gates opened for the final phase of polling in 28 constituencies spread over eight districts.  weiterlesen >>>


Terrorist attack prevented in Chechnya

(25.02.2005)

GROZNY. Feb 24 (Interfax) - Law enforcers have prevented a major terrorist attack in Chechnya's Kurchaloi district. A landmine was discovered by the side of a highway leading to the village of Tsatsan-Yurt. weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt unterstützt humanitäres Minenräumen im Irak mit 674.000 Euro

(23.02.2005)

Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe, Tom Koenigs, erklärte heute (22.02.) in Berlin: 'Minen und Blindgänger aus Kriegen sind eine der schlimmsten Hypotheken für den Wiederaufbau zerstörter Länder. Die von ihnen ausgehende Gefahr behindert auch den Wiederaufbau des Irak.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Team in the Falklands.

(23.02.2005)

A four-member team returned Tuesday to the United Kingdom after a week spent discussing with Falkland Islanders their experiences of living alongside landmines. weiterlesen >>>


STF jawan killed in Jharkhand mine blast

(23.02.2005)

A jawan of the special task force (STF) was killed and three others were injured in a landmine blast near Jhumra hills in Bokaro in the wee hours of Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


A legacy of Latin American wars, missteps bring death and dismemberment ' but in Nicaragua, an international effort is uprooting the hidden hazards

(23.02.2005)

Army soldier Rodolfo Reyes was looking for land mines when one tore off his right leg. José García was a 9-year-old rounding up livestock when a mine ripped off his left leg and killed a cousin. José Rosales was tilling his land when a blast left him with a pair of hooks for hands. weiterlesen >>>


7 KILLED AS REBELS DISRUPT SUPPLY ROUTES, OFFICIALS SAY

(23.02.2005)

Seven people have been killed and 11 injured as suspected communist rebels stepped up their campaign to block highways and disrupt food and fuel supplies across Nepal to protest King Gyanendra's Feb. 1 seizure of power, officials said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill 4 soldiers, wound 5 others in Colombia

(23.02.2005)

Four soldiers died and five others were wounded when they entered a guerrilla minefield in a rural area in Colombia's northwestern province of Antioquia, officials said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


One digger, millions of landmines - no time to be lonely

(23.02.2005)

AND then there was one. Three years after a US-led force invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime and hunt down the leadership of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, Australia's official military presence in the war-ravaged nation has dwindled to a single soldier. weiterlesen >>>


Three caches of arms, ammunition found in Dagestan

(23.02.2005)

Three caches containing weapons, ammunition and explosives have been found in Dagestan, the republic's Interior Ministry's press service told RIA. weiterlesen >>>


Süd-Sudan: Chamberlin wirbt für Hilfsprogramm

(22.02.2005)

Die stellvertretende UN-Flüchtlingskommissarin Wendy Chamberlin hat an die Geberstaaten appelliert, Hilfe zu leisten, um Bedingungen zu schaffen, die es sudanesischen Flüchtlingen erleichtern, in den Süd-Sudan heimzukehren. Vor einem Monat wurde ein Friedensvertrag unterzeichnet. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir bus route is a minefield

(22.02.2005)

MUZAFFARABAD: Soldiers could clear mines from the bus route linking the two parts of the disputed region within a week after approval from Islamabad, a military commander said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian army starts disabling landmines around LOC

(22.02.2005)

A day after India and Pakistan showed the green light to the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service, an Indian Army's 19 Dagger Division, based in Baramulla, began the difficult task of disabling the landmines the 3-km stretch on the Indian side of the Line of Control in the Uri sector.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Maoists killed in exchange of fire after mine blast

(22.02.2005)

Berhampur (Orissa), Feb 20 : Police gunned down two CPI (Maoist) activists to death after the ultras exploded six claymore mines targeting security personnel near Kurub village in Malkangiri district bordering Andhra Pradesh today. weiterlesen >>>


Arms, ammunition cache discovered in eastern Afghanistan

(22.02.2005)

[Presenter in Pashto] A huge ammunition and arms cache has been discovered in [eastern] Nangarhar Province. We are drawing your attention to a report by our correspondent.  weiterlesen >>>


The OSCE offers Uzbekistan help in sweeping the borders of landmines

(22.02.2005)

Dmitry Rupel, Foreign Minister of Slovenia and OSCE Chairman, is touring Central Asian countries. Rupel met with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Foreign Minister Eljer Ganiyev, and chairmen of both houses of the parliament in Tashkent on February 16. weiterlesen >>>


CPP condemns Philippine Army for planting land mines in Isabela

(22.02.2005)

The Communist Party of the Philippines today condemned the Philippine Army 502nd Brigade for planting self-detonating anti-personnel land mines in the forested areas of Barrio Dicamay Uno, Jones, Isabela in and around the scene of an ambush by the New People's Army (NPA) on January 24. weiterlesen >>>


Man dies as 5 landmines explode in his arms

(18.02.2005)

A villager in northeastern Zimbabwe was killed when five landmines he dug up to use against marauding elephants exploded in his arms, news reports said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Beim Spielen in Nähe ihres Zuhauses: Drei Buben in Kolumbien von einer Mine zerfetzt

(18.02.2005)

Beim Spielen in der Nähe ihrer Wohnungen sind drei kleine Buben in Kolumbien durch eine Landmine getötet worden. Wie die Polizei am Dienstag (Ortszeit) mitteilte, explodierte der im Boden vergrabene Sprengsatz, als die vier bis neun Jahre alten Kinder auf einer Straße in der zentralkolumbianischen Ortschaft Vistahermosa spielten. Zwei Buben waren sofort tot, der dritte starb im Krankenhaus weiterlesen >>>


Three children killed by landmine planted by leftist rebels

(16.02.2005)

Bogota (dpa) - Three children were killed when one of them stepped on an anti-personnel landmine planted by leftist rebels in southern Colombia, officials said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mines kill two Tajik herdsmen on Uzbek border

(16.02.2005)

Land mines killed two Tajik herdsmen and wounded five other men near the unmarked Uzbek border -- the latest casualties blamed on mines laid by Uzbekistan - officials said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kavango Winning War With Unexploded Ordnance

(16.02.2005)

Between 2000 and 2002, there were 62 Namibian known amputees in the Kavango Region, all victims of anti-personnel landmines. Children constituted the highest number, followed by women and then men. So children form the bigger number of victims of explosive ordnances in the Kavango Region.  weiterlesen >>>


Teenager loses leg in mine blast; Missing fences make it hard to avoid

(16.02.2005)

An explosion near the Israeli border in Southern Lebanon injured four teenagers, with one boy losing his leg, in a swift and tragic reminder that landmine injuries remain a dangerous daily reality.  weiterlesen >>>


Government to Take Over Mine Clearance

(16.02.2005)

The responsibility for removing the deadly devices from the country will shift from the United Nations to officials in Kabul. weiterlesen >>>


UN demining aims to help 20,000 Eritreans go home

(14.02.2005)

The United Nations is boosting mine clearing operations in Eritrea to help 20,000 people displaced by a 1998-2000 border war with Ethiopia return home.  weiterlesen >>>