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Landmine Montitor 2012: Weltweit wird Unterstützung für Landminenopfer weniger

(29.11.2012)

Im "Landmine Monitor 2012" stellt die internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen die aktuellen Fakten zur Umsetzung des Überineinkommens über das Verbot von Antipersonenminen vor. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Ausstellung "20 Jahre zur Ächtung von Landminen"

(29.11.2012)

Aussenminister Westerwelle eröffnet die Ausstellung. Jody Williams, ehemalige Koordinatorin der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen und Friedensnobelpreisträgerin, im Interview über das Engagement Deutschlands. weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaidschan: Landmine verletzt zwei Soldaten

(21.11.2012)

In Azerbaidschan verunglücken zwei Soldaten durch eine Landmine. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Streumunition in Kambodscha

(18.11.2012)

Der australische Fotograf John Rodsted im Radiointerview über die Folgen des Einsatzes von Streumunition in Kambodscha. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kurz vor Abschluss - Minenräumprojekt an der chilenischen-peruanischen Grenze

(16.11.2012)

Das Minenräumprojekt an der chilenisch-peruanischen Grenze steht kurz vor dem Abschluss. 110 Antipersonenminen wurden geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sierra Leone: Menschen mit Behinderung organisieren eine eigene Fussball Liga

(14.11.2012)

In Sierra Leone spielen Menschen mit Behinderung Fussball. Viele von ihnen sind Überlebende einer Minenexplosion. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Weiterer Schritt Richtung Minenräumung

(12.11.2012)

Burma/Myanmar gehört zu den mit explosiven Kriegsrückständen stark belasteten Ländern. Landminen fordern eine hohe Zahl an Opfern. Die Organisation Danish Refugee Council klärt die Bevölkerung über die Gefahren von Landminen und anderen explosiven Rückständen auf. weiterlesen >>>


Streubombenopfer trifft Westerwelle in Laos

(05.11.2012)

Der 21-jährige Phongsavath Manithong erzählte dem deutschen Außenminister von seinem Unfall an seinem 16. Geburtstag mit einem Blindgänger einer Streubombe. weiterlesen >>>


Bush budget proposal includes $8.1 million for Fort Leonard Wood

(14.02.2005)

President Bush is proposing to spend $8.1 million at the Army's Fort Leonard Wood in fiscal 2006 to finish the construction of a facility that would help train and protect soldiers in battle from explosives and land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 1,500 Patients Benefit of ICRC Prostheses in 2004

(14.02.2005)

A total of 1,583 patients, being 75% landmine victims, have received prostheses, and 3,115 others got pairs of crutches, whereas 249 got wheelchairs from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), according to a press release made available to Angop on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


AAGM: 'PRA Rebels Have Base in West Nile'

(14.02.2005)

The Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Alfred Omony Ogaba, on Friday told residents that the People's Redemption Army (PRA) rebels exist.  weiterlesen >>>


SPLM/A Opens Offices in Government-Controlled Juba (Sudan)

(14.02.2005)

The southern Sudan People's Liberation movement/Army [SPLM/A] has opened offices in Juba barely a month after signing a comprehensive peace accord with Khartoum to end 21 years of conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


AAGM: Activists Tells of Peace Deal Bottlenecks (Sudan)

(14.02.2005)

A human rights activist sees a lot of bottlenecks in the Sudan peace deal, signed in Nairobi last month.  weiterlesen >>>


A Chance for "Soft Targets"

(10.02.2005)

Landmine.de calls for a German moratorium on cluster munitions, on the basis that cluster bomb duds have the same effects as landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Im Irak marschieren die ersten Kampfroboter auf

(08.02.2005)

Ab März, spätestens April, werden die ersten Kampfroboter im Irak eingesetzt. Sie sind etwa einen Meter groß, heißen in der Amtssprache "Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems" (SWORDS), werden ferngesteuert und schießen nur, wenn ein Soldat an der Fernsteuerung auf einen Knopf drückt. Das US-Heer will 18 SWORDS im Irak einsetzen. weiterlesen >>>


January 2005: 318,420 Square Meters of Azerbaijanian Territory Were Cleared of Mines

(07.02.2005)

Azerbaijan cleared 318,420 square meters of its territory during January 2005.  weiterlesen >>>


17,000 Land Mines Destroyed in Western Afghanistan

(04.02.2005)

Afghan authorities in the western province of Herat say demolition experts have destroyed a huge amount of arms and ammunition left over from decades of fighting.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Children Killed, Four Injured in India Landmine Blast

(04.02.2005)

Two children were killed and four injured when discarded landmines they were handling exploded in India's desert state of Rajasthan, police said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Polizisten bei Anschlag in Indien getötet

(02.02.2005)

Bei einem Anschlag in Indien sind am Donnerstag sieben Polizisten getötet worden. Die Polizisten waren auf dem Rückweg von einem Wahllokal in der Stadt Palamu im Staat Jharkhand, als unter ihrem Wagen eine Landmine explodierte. Die Polizei vermutet maoistische Rebellen hinter der Tat. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills 7 As India State Legislature Voting Begins

(02.02.2005)

Suspected Maoist rebels triggered a land mine explosion that killed seven police Thursday, hours before voters started casting ballots for new legislatures in three Indian states, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Honduran Soldiers Lead Expedition to Remove Land Mines in Suriname

(02.02.2005)

A team of Honduran soldiers on Wednesday traveled to Suriname to remove land mines left over from a seven-year civil war, a Honduran military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landminen töten in Afghanistan 17 Menschen

(01.02.2005)

Islamabad - In Afghanistan sind bei drei Landminenexplosionen am Wochenende mindestens 17 Menschen getötet worden, darunter neun Soldaten sowie zwei Angreifer, elf Menschen wurden verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


11 Afghan Soldiers Die

(30.01.2005)

A landmine blast killed nine Afghan soldiers near the border with Pakistan on Saturday. .  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Blasts Kill Two, Injures 15 Afghans

(30.01.2005)

Two landmine blasts in the south and east of Afghanistan killed at least two people and injured 15 others on Sunday, police officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Kill Russian Soldiers in Chechnya

(29.01.2005)

Landmine blasts have killed nine soldiers in Russia's occupied republic of Chechnya. weiterlesen >>>


Neun Soldaten in Tschetschenien durch Landminen getötet

(29.01.2005)

Durch die Explosion von Landminen sind am Freitag in der russischen Kaukasus-Republik Tschetschenien neun Soldaten getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Explosion Claims Six Lives in Nepal

(28.01.2005)

A Royal Nepal Army Major was among six persons killed and an equal number injured when Maoist rebels triggered a landmine explosion on the Pokhara-Baglung Highway in the country's west, police said today. weiterlesen >>>


5 Nepali Troops Killed in Landmine Blast

(27.01.2005)

At least five soldiers, including an army major, and a taxi driver were killed in a landmine blast in Parbat, 255 kilometres (141 miles) west of here Wednesday, security sources said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Killed, 10 Injured in AP Naxal Violence (India)

(27.01.2005)

Stepping up their violence, naxalites shot dead two persons and triggered a landmine blast leaving ten persons injured here on Thursday, local police said. weiterlesen >>>


"Die Blindgängerquote ist in jedem Fall zu hoch"

(26.01.2005)

Die SPD-Abgeordnete Uta Zapf hält die Anwendung von Munition mit hoher Zündsicherheit für eine "befriedigende Lösung" weiterlesen >>>


Chance für "Weichziele"

(26.01.2005)

Landmine.de fordert ein deutsches Moratorium für Streumunition. Denn deren Blindgänger wirken wie Minen  weiterlesen >>>


40 Prozent aller Landminen-Opfer sind Kinder

(24.01.2005)

85 Prozent aller Kinder, die weltweit durch Landminen um ihr Leben kommen, sterben noch auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus. Darauf wiesen Politiker und Ärzte während einer internationalen Konferenz zum Thema Landminen in Nairobi hin.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Explosion Kills Police Chief, 3 Others

(23.01.2005)

A landmine blast killed an Afghan district police chief and three others in the south of the country, the provincial governor said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Landmines Unearthed in India

(21.01.2005)

The police unearthed three landmines planted by Maoists in two different places in the district on Thursday. They were allegedly aimed at killing the police parties on the combing operation.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 20,000 Explosive Objects Removed in North Caucasus in 2004

(21.01.2005)

Combat engineer reconnaissance and mine removal units of the North Caucasus Military District neutralized 287 land mines placed in the Chechen republic by gunmen in 2004.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Killed, 12 Injured in Assam Blasts

(20.01.2005)

Two people were killed and a crude oil installation was blown up in Assam in a string of explosions blamed on the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), officials said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


1 Injured in Landmine Explosion in Abbas Pur (Pakistan)

(19.01.2005)

A youngster was wounded due to explosion of landmine in a local village near the Line of Control (LoC).  weiterlesen >>>


Mining Border Areas Not The Answer to Smuggling, Says Iranian Official

(19.01.2005)

Following an announcement by the HQ for Combating Smuggling that mines were laid [in border areas] to stop the smuggling of goods to Iran, the deputy head of the engineering department of Defence Ministry and the head of the Mine Clearance HQ said.  weiterlesen >>>


Police Constable Killed in Ambush by Maoists

(19.01.2005)

A police constable was killed and another seriously injured when Maoist naxals ambushed a police party in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh today. weiterlesen >>>


Seven Soldiers Killed in Mine Explosion in Colombia

(19.01.2005)

Seven soldiers were killed and eight others injured in mine explosions planted by anti-government guerrillas in the Tolima Department on Tuesday, said a statement of the Colombian military.  weiterlesen >>>


114 Killed by Landmines on Ethio-Eritrean Border Since 2000

(18.01.2005)

A total of 114 people have been killed in landmine accidents on the Ethiopia and Eritrean border since 2000, the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Ethiopia (UNMEE) said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


African Rat Sniffs Out Landmines

(16.01.2005)

A giant African rat has become man's second best friend as it joins forces with the dog to sniff out landmines in Mozambique.  weiterlesen >>>


Hunter Killed in Mine Explosion in Southern Croatia

(09.01.2005)

A hunter was killed Sunday in the explosion of a landmine in southern Croatia, national radio reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Experts Estimate It Will Take 124 Years to Free Cambodia of Landmines

(09.01.2005)

Experts estimate that it will take 124 years to completely free Cambodia of landmines. And that is possible only if workers manage to clear an area of 33 square km per year.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Cleaning Activities in Progress in Azerbaijan

(09.01.2005)

The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) has cleared 14 million 23 thousand 814 sqm of land, and revealed and destroyed 6 thousand 306 mines and unexploded ordinance /UXO/ so far.  weiterlesen >>>


Live Ammo Is "More Deadly" Than Landmines in Afghanistan

(08.01.2005)

Unexploded ammunition and other military equipment in Afghanistan cause more deaths and injuries than land mines , especially among children.  weiterlesen >>>


Der Tsunami und Landminen

(07.01.2005)

Landminen sind weiterhin eine große Bedrohung für einige von der Flutkatastrophe betroffene Gebiete. Die Gefahr scheintaber glücklicherweise offensichtlich nicht dramatisch gewachsen zu sein. So ließen Experten verlauten, die ersten Berichte, nach denen herumschwimmende Landminen einen Anstieg an Minenopfern in den betroffenen Gebieten verursachen, seien anzuzweifeln. weiterlesen >>>


Tajik Man Killed by Mine Near Uzbek Border

(07.01.2005)

A Tajik man was killed by a land mine while collecting firewood near the Uzbek border, the latest of scores of casualties blamed on mines laid by Uzbekistan along the unmarked border, officials said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Injuries And Deaths Caused by Unexploded Ordnance in Afghanistan: Review of Surveillance Data, 1997-2002

(07.01.2005)

In 2000-2, Afghanistan had the highest number of casualties due to landmines and unexploded ordnance in the world.1 Increasing international awareness of the public health threat posed by landmines is the legacy of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. More attention must be paid to the growing and equally deadly threat posed by unexploded ordnance.  weiterlesen >>>


Effects of Tsunami on Landmine And Unexploded Ordnance in Sri Lanka

(06.01.2005)

Emergency assessments were conducted in Batticaloa, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee Districts to determine the effects of the 26 December tsunami on landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination. These began immediately after the tsunami and are ongoing.  weiterlesen >>>


World Drive to Eliminate Landmines Is Short Funds

(06.01.2005)

An international campaign to rid the world of land mines faces a $294 million funding shortfall this year, the U.N. Mine Action Service said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tsunami & Landmines

(06.01.2005)

Landmines are an ongoing threat in some places hit by the disaster -- but the risk has not increased dramatically. This is the word from experts, who question earlier reports of floating landmines and increased mine casualties in afflicted countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: UN to Deal With Ammunition Stockpiles

(04.01.2005)

More than 100,000 mt of ammunition will be collected from across the country under a new programme, the United Nations backed Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme (ANBP) confirmed to IRIN on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Totally Bans Non-detectable Landmines

(04.01.2005)

The Bush administration announced Monday the banning of all non-detectable landmines, the first major military power to do so.  weiterlesen >>>


Vorsicht in kroatischen Regionen mit Landminen-Gefahr

(04.01.2005)

Landminen stellen in einigen Regionen Kroatiens noch immer eine Gefahr dar. Darauf macht das Auswärtige Amt in Berlin aufmerksam.  weiterlesen >>>


Sixteen Landmines Recovered in Jharkhand (India)

(03.01.2005)

Police here today averted a major strike by the CPI (Maoist) ultras when they recovered sixteen landmines in the district. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Another Form of Danger in Tsunami Aftermath

(02.01.2005)

Sri Lanka International aid workers say the fear of displaced land mines is hampering relief efforts in Sri Lanka. weiterlesen >>>


Land-Mines, De Mining And Rehabilitation of Mine Victims in Ethiopia

(30.12.2004)

Because of its strategic location, Ethiopia has experienced wars of different nature and scale. As a result the Ethiopian people have suffered and continue to suffer the effects of both internal and external conflicts and wars where land mines of various makes have caused disability to thousands of people.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia's Smaller Rebel Group Pledges to Remove Land Mines as Goodwill Gesture

(30.12.2004)

The smaller of Colombia's two leftist rebel groups pledged Thursday to remove land mines it laid in northern Colombia as a goodwill gesture.  weiterlesen >>>


Erdbeben Asien - Weggeschwemmte Landminen sind laut UNICEF Gefahr in Sri Lanka

(29.12.2004)

Köln (dpa) - Tödliches Risiko: Landminen sind in den früheren Kriegsgebieten Sri Lankas nach Aussage von UNICEF eine zusätzliche Gefahr für die Opfer der Seebeben-Katastrophe.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Former War Zone To Be Cleared of Bombs

(28.12.2004)

2 million tons of munitions dropped on Laos. Old explosives are 'de facto anti-personnel mines,' killing about 6,000 people since fighting stopped.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Landmines Recovered in Jammu and Kashmir

(21.12.2004)

Security forces have recovered three landmines planted by militants in separate districts of Jammu and Kashmir to target troops, official sources said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Floods in Sri Lanka Uproot Landmines, Residents Warned

(20.12.2004)

Recent floods in Sri Lanka's northeast have uprooted land mines planted during the country's civil war, prompting a de-mining agency to issue a warning to residents on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 1,000 Killed by Land Mines in Lebanon in 2004

(14.12.2004)

Land mines killed 1,084 and maimed 1,700 people since last year, and approximately 400,000 mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain imbedded, according to U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Cyprus Adopts Five-Year Action Plan Against Mines

(14.12.2004)

Cyprus, along with another 143 members states of the Ottawa Convention, has adopted an action plan, spanning over five years, to guide efforts towards the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Keep Killing Two Years After Ceasefire in Burundi

(14.12.2004)

A boy playing just 10 mt from his home in Bubanza Province was killed after stepping on a landmine. It happened about two months ago, lamented a representative for one of Burundi's rebel movements.  weiterlesen >>>


Nine Injured in Explosions in Northeastern Afghan Province

(13.12.2004)

Three people on a tractor were seriously wounded in a mine explosion in Sarkanay District of [eastern] Konar Province yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Ein explosives Schrottfeld

(10.12.2004)

Minen, Blindgänger und Munition aller Art verseuchen grosse Teile des Irak. Und die Aufständischen können sich davon bedienen.  weiterlesen >>>


Warum Bienen auf Sprengstoff fliegen

(10.12.2004)

Kroatische Wissenschaftler entwickeln neue Methoden, um Minen im Boden aufzuspüren. weiterlesen >>>


India: Major, Nine Soldiers Killed in J&K Attack

(10.12.2004)

Militants killed a major and nine soldiers last night when they were on their way to a village for a counter-insurgency operation in South Kashmir.  weiterlesen >>>


Putin unterzeichnet Landminen-Protokoll

(09.12.2004)

Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat am Donnerstag das internationale Landminen-Protokoll unterzeichnet, das dem Einsatz einiger Kategorien dieses Waffentyps einschränkt oder verbietet. weiterlesen >>>


US to Grant 2.5 Million Dollars for Mine Clearance in Southern Sudan

(09.12.2004)

The United States announced here Thursday it will grant 2.5 million US dollars to the World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations for mine clearance and road repairs in southern Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: Special Report on Support For Mine Victims

(07.12.2004)

Teenager Sabah was in the forest collecting wood one day in the western Yemeni governorate of Hodaida when her life was completely destroyed. weiterlesen >>>


Four Killed in Jharkhand Landmine Blast (India)

(07.12.2004)

Four persons, including an inspector, were killed when a police jeep was blown up in a landmine blast triggered by CPI(Maoist) ultras at Dogadoha in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand today. weiterlesen >>>


A Landmine Rat that Nose Danger

(06.12.2004)

GIANT African rats prized for their fine sense of smell are being deployed across fields and roads in Mozambique to sniff out landmines as part of a global effort to clear the devices that kill and maim thousands of people every year. weiterlesen >>>


Nations Embrace Anti-Mine Action Plan

(06.12.2004)

The Summit on a Mine-Free World ended in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Friday with delegates adopting a declaration renewing their commitment to rid the world of the weapons and endorsing a comprehensive five-year plan aimed at expediting the destruction and clearance of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia Pans to Ban Landmines but Asks for Patience

(06.12.2004)

Somalia, one of Africa's most landmine infested countries, said on Friday it was considering signing a treaty aimed at banning the deadly devices, but asked the international community to be patient as it rebuilds its war-shattered economy.  weiterlesen >>>


Minefields on Greek-Turkish Border Claim Two New Victims

(05.12.2004)

Two illegal migrants were killed trying to cross a minefield on the Greek-Turkish border, the Greek military said Sunday, raising the count of victims there to nearly 70 dead and 150 injured in since 1987.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan Calls for Stop to Landmine Production

(05.12.2004)

Delegates at the world's first anti-landmine conference are calling on Russia, China and the US to stop landmine production. Representatives from over 100 countries are in Nairobi to find ways to eradicate the weapons, which its estimated kill around 20-thousand people a year. weiterlesen >>>


Mauritania: 5 000 Landmines Blown Up

(05.12.2004)

Mauritania on Sunday blew up what it said was its last remaining stock of anti-personnel mines, destroying 5 000 of the mines in desert north of the capital. The demolition was in accord with Mauritania's commitment to a 1997 international treaty against anti-personnel mines, defence minister Baba Ould Sidi said. Another 50 000 to 100 000 mines of all types are estimated to remain in the ground of Mauritania, most of them in the north, the United Nations says.  weiterlesen >>>


Elf Tote bei Rebellen-Anschlag in Kaschmir

(05.12.2004)

Offenbar moslemische Rebellen haben in der Nacht zum Sonntag in Kaschmir einen Anschlag auf indische Soldaten verübt und neun von ihnen getötet. Die Soldaten seien mit ihrem Jeep in Pulwama bei Srinagar auf eine Landmine aufgefahren, die detoniert sei, teilte die Polizei mit. Bei der Detonation seien auch der Fahrer und ein weiterer Zivilist ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels Set Off Landmine in Indian Kashmir, 11 Dead

(05.12.2004)

Separatist militants detonated a powerful landmine in Indian Kashmir killing eleven people, including nine soldiers, in one of the biggest attacks in recent weeks, police said on Sunday. The jeep in which the men were travelling was blown apart when it ran over the landmine late on Saturday in Pulwama, south of summer capital Srinagar.  weiterlesen >>>


US Brushes Aside Calls to Join Landmine Ban

(04.12.2004)

The United States on Friday brushed aside a call from 144 countries party to an international treaty banning landmines to join the deal, saying its military responsibilities prevented such a step. Instead, the State Department defended Washington's record as a leading supporter of global demining initiatives and efforts to promote the use of so-called "smart mines" which deactivate themselves after a period of time to prevent them from causing permanent danger. weiterlesen >>>


Russland betont Recht auf Verwendung von Landminen

(04.12.2004)

Nach dem Ende der internationalen Landminen-Konferenz in Nairobi hat Russland das Recht auf die Verwendung von Minen für sich in Anspruch genommen. Moskau unterstütze die Ziele der Konvention von Ottawa, benötige aber Zeit für die Unterzeichnung, um die militärischen, technischen und finanziellen Probleme zu regeln, sagte am Freitag ein russischer Vertreter mit Beobachterstatus am Rande der Konferenz in Nairobi.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Agency Appeals for Funds to De-Mine Sudan Roads

(04.12.2004)

The World Food Program is appealing for 64-million dollars to clear landmines and repair roads in southern Sudan. The WFP says this project would greatly facilitate the delivery of food to millions of people in the war-ravaged region. weiterlesen >>>


Two Injured as Mine Clearing Operation Goes Wrong

(04.12.2004)

Two border police officers were injured yesterday after an operation to clear Vietnam War era landmines from the Cambodian border area went wrong. Border police officers were called in to Baan Thap Siam in Ta Phraya district of Thailand's eastern province of Sa Kaew after farmers discovered the landmines buried in their fields. weiterlesen >>>


Annan Urges Greater Efforts to Rid World of Landmines

(03.12.2004)

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed progress in clearing anti-personnel mines in recent years, but warned that these indiscriminate weapons continue to exact a heavy civilian toll. weiterlesen >>>


Papst fordert komplette Abkehr von Anti-Personen-Minen

(03.12.2004)

Botschaft an die Internationale Konferenz über das Verbot von Landminen in Nairobi: "Damit muss Schluss sein!" Mit diesen klaren Worten wendet sich Papst Johannes Paul II. in einem Schreiben an die Kongressteilnehmer der Internationalen Konferenz über das Verbot von Landminen, die vom 28. November bis 3. Dezember in Nairobi (Kenia) stattgefunden hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan fordert weitere Anstrengungen im Kampf gegen Landminen

(03.12.2004)

Fünf Jahre nach In-Kraft-Treten des Abkommens zur Ächtung von Landminen haben Vertreter zahlreicher Staaten eine positive Bilanz gezogen und weitere Räumungsmassnahmen bis 2009 beschlossen. Zum Abschluss des «Gipfeltreffens für eine minenfreie Welt» in der kenianischen Hauptstadt Nairobi rief UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan am Freitag zu weiteren Anstrengungen auf. «Wir müssen weitere Staaten, darunter einige der grössten, überzeugen, dem Abkommen beizutreten», sagte Annan in einer Videoschaltung aus New York. weiterlesen >>>


Nairobi-Treffen für eine minenfreie Welt"

(03.12.2004)

Vom 29. November bis 03. Dezember 2004 findet die erste Überprüfungskonferenz des Vertrags über das Verbot von Antipersonenminen in Nairobi statt. Dieses international rechtsgültige Abkommen, welches von mehr als 140 Ländern angenommen wurde, trat am 1. März 1999 in Kraft. Artikel 12 des Abkommens (siehe Link am Ende der News) legt fest, dass 5 Jahre nach Inkrafttreten des Vertrags eine Überprüfungskonferenz anberaumt werden muss. Auf der Konferenz wird ein sog. "Aktionsplan" für die nächsten fünf Jahre entworfen. weiterlesen >>>


Forty People Killed by Landmines in Somalia in 2003

(03.12.2004)

Forty people were killed by landmines in Somalia during 2003 out of 75 reported casualties, an international humanitarian organisation, Geneva Call, reported on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG - Nairobi-Überprüfungskonferenz zum Minenverbotsvertrag lässt viele Fragen und Probleme offen - IKRK und NRO zeigen sich enttäuscht

(03.12.2004)

Berlin/Nairobi (3.12.2004) - Zum Abschluss der Überprüfungskonferenz der Ottawa Konvention zum Verbot von Antipersonenminen wurde von den Vertragsstaaten ein bis zum Jahre 2009 befristeter Aktionsplan verabschiedet. Der Plan ruft dazu auf der Ottawa Konvention beizutreten. Er mahnt gleichzeitig den Vertrag einzuhalten, Antipersonenminen fristgerecht zu zerstören und zu räumen, sowie die Opferhilfe zu intensivieren.  weiterlesen >>>


SOMALIA: Forty People Killed by Landmines in 2003

(03.12.2004)

Forty people were killed by landmines in Somalia during 2003 out of 75 reported casualties, an international humanitarian organisation, Geneva Call, reported on Thursday. The findings are contained in a report of the first joint assessment of the mine problem in the Somali region of Hiraan and Bakool since 1991.  weiterlesen >>>


Nairobi summit: commitment to end suffering caused by mines

(02.12.2004)

The Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World concluded today with a renewed commitment by the 144 States that have banned anti-personnel mines to persevere in their efforts to eradicate this insidious weapon.  weiterlesen >>>


Nairobi Summit on a mine-free world

(02.12.2004)

From 29 November to 3 December 2004 the first Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of Landmines will take place in Nairobi. This international legally binding treaty , which has been adopted by more than 140 states, entered into force on March 1999. Article 12 of the Convention (see link at the end of the News) states, that a Review Conference shall be convened five years after the entry into force of the Convention. The purpose of the Review Conference is to design an "Action Plan" regarding the next five years. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF: Children More Likely Victims of Landmines

(02.12.2004)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said here Wednesday that children are more likely the victims of landmines. Over 80 percent of the 15,000 - 20,000 landmine victims each year are civilians, and at least one in five are children, UNICEF said in a press release issued at the ongoing Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World.  weiterlesen >>>


100 Children Killed by Landmines in Chechnya

(02.12.2004)

MORE than 100 children have been killed and 600 others injured by landmines in Russia's breakaway republic of Chechnya in the past decade, according to the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF). weiterlesen >>>


Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World: What Rights for Mine Victims?

(02.12.2004)

On the second day of the Review Conference of the 1997 Treaty to Ban Landmines, Handicap International presented a report on the rights of landmine victims. There are an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 landmine survivors in at least 121 countries today, and a new landmine victim every 30 minutes. Nevertheless, funding for victim assistance has declined in recent years and represents an ever lower share of total mine action funding.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast Injures Grozny Resident, Police Nab Several Militants

(02.12.2004)

A Grozny resident was seriously wounded as a result of the bomb attack in the city's Zavodskoi district on Wednesday, the regional headquarters for the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus told Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Suriname to Begin Demining Operations in 2005

(02.12.2004)

Suriname has signed a new agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) in which the South American country will begin demining operations and destroy its unexploded ordnance in the first few months of 2005.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Landmines Unearthed in India

(02.12.2004)

Six landmines have been unearthed in Nakarekallu mandal of Guntur district today. This is the first time that any landmine has been detected in the district after the lifting of the ban on the People's War (now CPI-Maoist).  weiterlesen >>>


Over One Million Landmines Destroyed in L. America Since 1991: OAS

(01.12.2004)

Contributions from nations around the world have helped in the destruction of more than one million landmines in Latin America, according to a press release issued on the sidelines of an international landmine conference in Nairobi on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan, Southern Rebels Expected to Outline Mine Clearance Plan

(01.12.2004)

The Sudanese government and the southern rebels, the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M), are expected to report on the status of mine action in Sudan soon, conveners at a mines summit said in Kenyan capital Nairobi Tuesday. Representatives of the two warring parties are expected to describe their plans for mine action during the ongoing conference on a mine free world, President of the Nairobi Summit on a Mine- Free World Wolfgang Petritsch told Xinhua at a special sitting of the meeting. He said the two parties, currently negotiating a peaceful settlement to end over 20 years of conflict in southern Sudan, have agreed to stop the use of the landmines but have constantly violated the agreement.  weiterlesen >>>


Move Beyond Paper Treaties and Tackle Landmines Comprehensively, US Says

(01.12.2004)

The United States has urged nations meeting in Kenya to review progress in eliminating civilian landmine casualties to expand the focus to include eliminating types of mines that pose a greater risk to humanity, but are not subject to the current review.  weiterlesen >>>


NGO Concerned Over US Landmine Policies

(01.12.2004)

An American NGO that campaigns against landmines said on Tuesday that Washington's refusal to join the international treaty banning the use of the mines had set a bad example to other countries that have not stopped using the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia Committed to Eradicating Landmines

(01.12.2004)

Ethiopia, one of the world's most mine-infested countries, says it has joined a global landmine ban as more than 100 nations met to rejuvenate the campaign to eradicate the weapons and aid victims worldwide.Experts in Ethiopia say up to 250 000 mines lie along its contentious border with Eritrea. weiterlesen >>>


Mines May Hinder Reconstruction in the Southern Sudan

(01.12.2004)

Robinson estimated that 80 percent of the casualties in Sudan resulted from explosive remnants of anti-tank mines and 20 percent had resulted from anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia Aids Sri Lanka Mine Clearance

(30.11.2004)

Australia is to spend an extra $1.5 million on landmine clearance in Sri Lanka and $3.5 million to promote the country's recovery from the long civil war. Parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs Bruce Billson said 20 years of civil conflict has devastated much of Sri Lanka, claiming more than 64,000 lives and leaving a deadly legacy of some 700,000 landmines.  weiterlesen >>>