In einem interessanten Bericht des brasilianischen Thinktank IGARAPE Institut stellen die Forscherin und die von ihr besuchten betroffenen KolumbianerInnen die Frage, wann man einem entminten Feld vertrauen kann. Was heißt es: dieses Feld wurde entmint. Sind dort keine Minen mehr? Sind dort keine bekannten Minen mehr? (auf Englisch)
Sri Lanka hat die Beitrittsurkunde zum internationalen Minenverbotsvertrag bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt. Der asiatische Inselstaat wird somit das 163. Mitglied des Ottawa-Vertrags. (auf Englisch)
Mindestens 8.605 Menschen wurden durch diese Waffen im Jahr 2016 getötet oder verletzt. 2013 waren es noch 3.450 Menschen, Der massive Anstieg seither ist vor allem auf die hohen Opferzahlen in den Konfliktgebieten in Afghanistan, dem Jemen, Libyen und der Ukraine zurückzuführen. Handicap International ruft die Staaten auf, das internationale humanitäre Recht durchzusetzen und Druck auf Konfliktparteien auszuüben, um dem Einsatz dieser barbarischen Waffen ein Ende zu setzen.
Die WHO und Handicap International machen auf die Bedürfnisse der geschätzten drei Millionen Menschen aufmerksam, die in Syrien mit Verletzungen und Behinderungen leben. Sie rufen die internationale Gemeinschaft dazu auf, ihre Unterstützung zu erhöhen.
Drei Kinder wurden bei der Explosion einer Landmine in der Region Miramshah verletzt. Laut Medienberichten ereignete sich der Unfall in der Nähe eines Checkpoints.
Die USA hatten 2008 beschlossen, sämtliche Streubomben mit einer Blindgängerquote von mehr als einem Prozent bis Ende 2018 zu vernichten. Die aktuelle Administration hat nun in einem Memo angekündigt, von diesem Plan abzurücken.
Der Kampf gegen Landminen geht weiter. Vor zwei Jahrzehnten errang die Diplomatie mit der Verabschiedung des Ottawa-Vertrags zum Verbot von Landminen einen einzigartigen Sieg gegen diese heimtückischen Waffen.
Acht Menschen sind am Dienstag bei der Explosion einer Anti-Fahrzeug-Mine in der Provinz Kandahar gestorben. Die Zivilpersonen waren mit ihrem Auto über eine Mine gefahren. Zwei weitere Personen wurde schwer verletzt. (auf Englisch)
Dozens of North Korean land mines wash ashore in South Korea, killing one man and injuring another (North- and South Korea)
South Korean Army soldiers search for land mines near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. A deadly menace washed up on the shores of South Korea this weekend: land mines from North Korea, still packed with explosives.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. have banned lending and investment financing for the production of cluster bombs, the Mainichi has learned.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions goes into force Sunday, August 1, with 107 signatories agreeing to ban the use of cluster munitions.
The upcoming ban on cluster munitions, which will enter into force on 1 August, has not lessened the need for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance to continue.
RÜSTUNGSINDUSTRIE Testlauf für Nacktscanner durch die Bundespolizei am Hamburger Flughafen steht wegen des dubiosen Herstellers auf der Kippe Der Einsatz der umstrittenen Nacktscanner durch die Bundespolizei am Hamburger Flughafen Ende September wird nun in Frage gestellt. Grund dafür ist, dass das Bundesinnenministerium ins Schlingern geraten ist, da die Geräte nach Medienberichten von der US-Firma L3 Communications and Detection Systems hergestellt werden, deren Mutterkonzern Streubomben produziert.
Der Kauf von zwei Körperscanner-Testgeräten hat die Bundesregierung in die Kritik gebracht, denn der Hersteller gehört zu dem US-Konzern L3, der international geächtete Streubomben produziert. Das Innenministerium kündigte nach Vorwürfen von Nichtregierungsorganisationen an, die Auflösung des Liefervertrags für die Körperscanner zu prüfen. Die Bundespolizei will mit den Scannern demnächst auf dem Hamburger Flughafen testweise Passagiere auf gefährliche Gegenstände durchleuchten.
Fünf Menschen sind im Osten Indiens bei der Explosion eines Kleinbusses gestorben
Seoul - Nach der tödlichen Explosion einer im Wasser treibenden Landmine haben tausend südkoreanische Soldaten nach weiteren Bomben in der Grenzregion zu Nordkorea gesucht.
Der Kauf von zwei Körperscanner-Testgeräten hat die Bundesregierung in die Kritik gebracht, denn der Hersteller gehört zu dem US-Konzern L3, der international geächtete Streubomben produziert
Am 1. August tritt das Abkommen über ein Verbot von Streumunition in Kraft. Die USA, Russland und China sperren sich dagegen Menschenrechtsorganisationen sehen dennoch Fortschritte, vor allem für die Opfer.
Freiburg - Der Vorsitzende der deutschen Bischofskonferenz, der Freiburger Erzbischof Robert Zollitsch, hat die Rolle Deutschlands als drittgrößter Rüstungsexporteur der Welt kritisiert.
This week the New York Times cited Amnesty International's allegations that the US used cluster munitions in a strike in Yemen in December 2009. The article also references a Yemeni parliamentary committee inquiry, which found that the strike, that claimed to target militants, killed over 40 civilians at the time. The inquiry claimed an additional 12 casualties (three killed, nine injured) were caused by unexploded ordnance after the strike. The Yemeni government has denied the allegations.
Am 1. August tritt das Abkommen über ein Verbot von Streumunition in Kraft. Die USA, Russland und China sperren sich dagegen Menschenrechtsorganisationen sehen dennoch Fortschritte, vor allem für die Opfer.
Germany's interior ministry is facing criticism for buying airport body scanners from the subsidiary of a US company known to produce internationally banned cluster munitions. But it looks unlikely to cancel the deal.
VERBOTSVERTRAG FÜR STREUMUNITION VERDIENST DER ZIVILGESELLSCHAFT - Abrüstung in Lichtgeschwindigkeit - NRO wurden bedeutende Akteure der humanitären Rüstungskontrolle
Deutsche Nichtregierungsorganisationen begrüßen die am 1.8. 2010 in Kraft tretende Verbotskonvention für Streumunition und unterstreichen die Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft beim Zustandekommen dieses Verbotsvertrages.
(Berlin, 29.7.2010) Am 1.8. 2010 tritt die Konvention zu Streumunition in Kraft. Bislang haben 107 Staaten die Konvention unterzeichnet. Die völkerrechtlich verbindliche Konvention sieht ein vollständiges Verbot aller bislang eingesetzten Streumunitionen vor und beinhaltet umfassende humanitäre Verpflichtungen in Bezug auf Opferhilfe und die Räumung von Blindgängern. Streumunitionen haben bislang vermutlich über 100.000 Opfer gefordert.
Landminen und Streubomben warten gerne. Die Opfer nicht.
(AFGHANISTAN) 12 July 2010 - Roadside bombs ripped through two vehicles Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians and wounding seven others, police said.
(ANGOLA) 12 July 2010 - The Italian ambassador to Angola, Giuseppe Mistreta expressed on Friday in Luanda his country's intention to continue supporting the demining programme in Angola with the offer in the coming days of 150.000 Euros.
(AFGHANISTAN) 12 July 2010 - The overwhelming majority of the bombs used to devastating effect by the Taliban in Afghanistan are made from a fertiliser that has been banned by the Kabul government, the defence ministry said Monday.
(PAKISTAN) 11 July 2010 - A soldier of the Frontier Corps (FC) was killed in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency on Saturday, official sources said.
(COLOMBIA) 11 July 2010 -Three soldiers were killed and one was wounded when they entered a FARC mine field near Puerto Rondon, a city in the Colombian province of Arauca, the army said.
(IRAQ) 11 July 2010 - Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website
(AFGHANISTAN) 10 July 2010 - Taliban linked activities claimed the lives of five NATO soldiers in Afghanistan on Saturday, a statement released by the military alliance said.
(CAMBODIA) 9 July 2010 -Cambodia has destroyed more than 80,000 landmines and other unexploded ordinances (UXO) in six months period this year, a landmine authority official said Friday.
(PAKISTAN) 9 July 2010 - A soldier sustained serious injuries in a roadside bomb blast in Chinari in Safi subdivision of Mohmand Agency on Thursday, official sources said.
(IRAQ) 7 July 2010 - One civilian was killed and two more were wounded Wednesday by an improvised explosive device blast in north of Baaquba, a police source said.
(SRI LANKA) 7 July 2010 - The Media Centre for National Security issued the following situation report:
(PAKISTAN) 6 July 2010 - A volunteer of the pro-government peace committee (Lashkar) was killed and two soldiers sustained injuries in a landmine blast
FRANCE. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL WELCOME THE PROHIBITION OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT FINANCING ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS
(Paris) July 6, 2010 - France announced today that direct and indirect financing of the production or trade of cluster munitions is forbidden by French law. Amnesty International France and Handicap International, who have campaigned for several years on this issue, welcome this prohibition.
(AZERBAIJAN) 6 July 2010 - 2 245 923 square meters of territory was cleared of mines and explosives in Azerbaijan in June, 2010, press service of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Actions (ANAMA) told APA.
(AFGHANISTAN) 6 July 2010 - Another five soldiers with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks in Afghanistan' s southern provinces and western region, bringing to six the number of military casualties in a single day on Monday, ISAF said in a press release on Tuesday.
(THAILAND) 6 July 2010 - A rubber tapper was killed by a landmine while working in a rubber plantation in Yala's Thanto district on Tuesday morning, police said.
(AZERBAIJAN) 6 July 2010 - During June 2010, an area of 2,245,923 square meters was cleared of mines and unexploded ordnance.
Aus diesem Anlass trommelt Handicap International gemeinsam mit Partnern weltweit für die Umsetzung des Verbots von Streumunition.
(PAKISTAN) 5 July 2010
(PAKISTAN) 5 July 2010 - Three persons, including a minor, were killed and three others sustained injuries in a roadside blast in Jawakai area in the Frontier Region (FR) Kohat on Sunday, official and tribal sources said.
(AFGHANISTAN) 5 July 2010 - Four ADF soldiers were injured when their vehicle struck an IED on Saturday with another two injured on Friday
(AFGHANISTAN) 4 July 2010 - Five people have been killed and five others injured in separate incidents. According to the details, five people were killed and five others injured in separate incidents in Ghowr, Kapisa, Nimroz and Herat provinces.
(PAKISTAN) 4 July 2010 - Four security personnel were martyred and nine others sustained injuries when their convoy hit a landmine in Khyber Agency while 10 militants were killed in fresh clashes between the insurgents and security forces in Orakzai Agency on Saturday.
(PAKISTAN) 3 July 2010 - GHALANAI: One soldier was killed in a landmine explosion in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency while security forces shot dead a militant during a search operation in Matta area of Swat district.
(SRI LANKA) 3 July 2010 - The Media Centre for National Security issued the following news release:
(AFGHANISTAN) 2 July 2010 - An Australian soldier has been wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
(PAKISTAN) 2 July 2010 - A security force member was injured in a landmine blast near in Lakro in the suburbs of Safi tehsil on Thursday.
(AFGHANISTAN) 2 July 2010 -The marines of Taunton's 40 Commando are fighting a war against a growing army of children being recruited to do the Taliban's dirty work.
(INDIA) 30 June 2010 - An army jawan was today injured in a landmine blast near the LoC in Mendhar area of Poonch district.
(AFGHANISTAN) 30 June 2010 - Better known for defusing bombs in Iraq in the Oscar-winning film 'The Hurt Locker', actor Jeremy Renner has braved a live minefield in Afghanistan to draw attention to the tireless work of clearing mines that kill and maim long after being buried.
(PAKISTAN) 29 June 2010 - A labourer was seriously injured in landmine explosion in Danger Mela at Alizai area in Lower Kurram Agency on Monday.
(PAKISTAN) 28 June 2010 - At least two persons were killed when they hit a landmine in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti on Sunday, police said.
(RUSSIA) 22 June 2010 - More than 120 antipersonnel mines were destroyed in Transbaikal. As ITAR-TASS learnt at the press service of the territorial Federal Security Service (FSB) Department, a resident of the village of Daurskoye found one of them when he was gathering scrap metal on the territory of former military depots.
(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV
(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - KABUL-Nine coalition soldiers died Monday in a spate of attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan and in a helicopter crash, in one of the deadliest days this month for allied forces.
(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, - Sgt. James MacNeil of Glace Bay, N.S., was killed Monday morning while on a foot patrol in Nakhoney
(INDIA) 20 June 2010 - An army havaldar was killed in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) at Mendhar in Poonch in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
(IRAQ) 19 June 2010 - Six people, including two policemen, were wounded in two separate bombing attacks in central Mosul city on Saturday, according to a local security source in Ninewa
(UNITED STATES) 17 June 2010 - Physicists have assembled a low-cost yet high-tech mine detector.
(UNITED KINGDOM) 17 June 2010 - James Denselow: IEDs, which accounted for three-quarters of British deaths in Afghanistan last year, may make the war impossible to win Immortalised in popular culture by the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
(SRI LANKA) 17 June 2010 - The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence issued the following news release:
(AFGHANISTAN) 17 June 2010 - A homemade bomb killed a NATO soldier in the south of Afghanistan, the alliance announced Thursday, the third death in one day as the toll for foreign forces in the country continues to mount.
(PAKISTAN) 15 June 2010 -A man died in a landmine explosion in Jaffarabad district on Monday morning.
(IRAQ) 14 June 2010 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln says a 23-year-old soldier from Batesville has been killed in Iraq.
(PAKISTAN) 14 June 2010 - A man was killed in a landmine blast which occurred at Goth Jhani area of Jaffarabad, Monday.
(YEMEN) 14 June 2010 - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday
(AFGHANISTAN) 14 June 2010 - Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 14 June
(SOMALIA) 14 June 2010 - Text of report by privately-owned Somali Radio Simba website on 14 June
(SANAA) June 14, 2010 - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday when defusing a landmine near a military camp in Yemen's southern province of al-Dhalee, security officials said.
(AFGHANISTAN) 14 June 2010 - Members of New Zealand's provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan have destroyed more weapons caches from their most recent seizures.
(AFGHANISTAN) 13 June 2010 KANDAHAR:
(ANKARA) June 12, 2010 - Three soldiers were injured on Saturday when a mine believed to have been planted by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) blew up in southeast Turkey. It happened near the town of Baskale, in Hakkari province, the Anadolu news agency reported.
(IRAQ) 10 June 2010 - Three policemen were wounded on Thursday in a landmine explosion in al-Qaem in western Anbar, a police source said.
(INDIA) 10 June 2010 - A bomb squad constable was tonight injured when a landmine exploded while being defused at Nagayalanka police station of Krishna district.
(UNITED KINGDOM) 10 June 2010 - A LOW-COST laser that can detect hidden explosives and could lead to improved airport security has been developed, researchers said yesterday.
Amnesty International has today released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa'ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children.
(AFGHANISTAN) 9 June 2010 - A Canadian soldier has been killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated while he was on a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
(AFGHANISTAN) 9 June 2010 - Ten servicemen with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan were killed in separate incidents on Monday, the alliance said.
(SRI LANKA) 9 June 2010 - Sri Lanka's main Tamil minority party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Wednesday called for sustained international attention on the plight of war displaced civilians who have just returned to their homes used to be battle zones.
The 'Italian Campaign Against Landmines' has presented a bill that stops banks from financing landmines and cluster bomb industries. This is being seen as a significant step to ensure that industries operating in the national territory of Italy would not produce explosive devices, munitions and cluster submunitions.
(Chile) June 9, 2010 - A global effort to ban cluster bombs has gained the signatures of 106 countries, but 70 more have yet to sign on with only weeks to go before the ban goes into effect on Aug. 1.
(N'DJAMENA) 8 June 2010 ' BET, the acronym for the three northern regions of Chad ' Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti ' comes up regularly in meetings of international aid agencies frustrated by the lack of information and difficulty of access to the remote territory.
(UNITED STATES) 8 June 2010 - Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Mike Turner has successfully included language in the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act which seeks improvements for international humanitarian demining initiatives.
(AFGHANISTAN) 8 June 2010 - LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Defence Force has named the two soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
(SUDAN) 8 June 2010 - CAMBODIA is set to send a new contingent of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldiers to Sudan later this month, the fifth group to assist in de-mining operations in the conflict-ridden country, officials said Sunday.
(VIETNAM) 8 June 2010 - Washington and Hanoi will discuss details of the issues relating to AO/dioxin and war landmine clearance at a political meeting in Hanoi June 8, the Lao Dong newspaper reported Tuesday, citing Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro.
Leistung die Leiden schafft ' Die Deutsche Bank und ihr Investment in kontroverse Waffen ' NROen fordern Einhaltung des Investitionsverbotes in Produzenten von Streumunition
A British humanitarian organization said on Monday that it has cleared the bulk of Nagorno-Karabakh's war-affected territory of landmines and unexploded ordnance and will soon start demining Armenian-controlled areas outside the disputed region.
(COLOMBIA )7 June 2010 - The Colombian Army found and destroyed 775 antipersonnel mines, which allegedly were placed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Meta department, the Army said on Monday.
States meet in Chile to develop concrete actions to implement new global treaty
Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International hat den USA vorgeworfen, an Luftangriffen auf mutmaßliche Verstecke des Terrornetzwerks Al-Kaida im Dezember beteiligt gewesen zu sein.
(CAMBODIA) 7 June 2010 - The Cambodian Mine Action Centre, supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, began a two-week training course in Phnom Penh on Monday for 16 delegates from Colombia's leading demining organization.
(AFGHANISTAN) 7th June 2010 - The 1000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan was born on the 4th of July, it has emerged. Marine Coroporal Jacob C. Leicht was killed when he stepped on a landmine in Helmand Province.
(MADRID) ' Two Spanish soldiers were slightly wounded on Sunday when their reconnaissance patrol was attacked by insurgents in Ja-Fari, south of Sang Atesh, a town in western Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said.
(EGYPT) 5 July 2010 - Along Egypt's white-sand Mediterranean coastline, an enormous metal advertising hoarding is being hauled into place by the roadside. "Blissful indulgence, natural splendour," it declares in huge letters above a picture of a child snorkelling in azure blue waters.
(PAKISTAN) 4 June 2010 - GHALANAI: A volunteer of Baizai peace committee suffered wounds in a landmine blast while seven locals were kidnapped and three houses torched in various areas of Mohmand tribal region on Thursday.
(LEBANON) 4 June 2010 - A Lebanese policeman died on Friday after he was critically wounded by a bomblet from a cluster bomb, one of millions dropped by Israel during a devastating 2006 war with Hezbollah, police said.
(AZERBAIJAN) 4 June 2010 - Some 2,358,191 sq. m. of area was cleared from mines and unexploded ordinances in April, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said.
(THAILAND) 3 June 2010 - While health and education services are provided inside the camps, some 300-500 Karen per day visit the Mae Tao health clinic near the Friendship Bridge.
(INDIA) 3 June 2010 - Text of unattributed report headlined "Solar missiles, nine APMs recovered" by Indian newspaper Daily Excelsior website on 3 June.
(Washington, DC) June 3, 2010 - Governments that join the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions should adopt strong national legislation to implement the ban agreement, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
(SRI LANKA) - 3 June 2010 - The Media Centre for National Security issued the following situation report:
(INDIA) 2 June 2010 - The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is likely to discuss the option of drafting dedicated de-mining experts from the Army - popularly knows as Sappers - to clear Maoist-infested jungles of IEDs and landmines.