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Iran: Landminen töten und verletzen drei weitere Menschen

(12.04.2012)

Nach Recherchen von Radio Zamaneh töten Landminen im iranisch-irakischen Grenzgebiet einen Mann und verletzten zwei Kinder schwer. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: "Restrisiko" durch Minen an ehemaliger Grenze

(12.04.2012)

Über 22 Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer besteht noch immer ein Restrisiko aufgrund von Minen, die das DDR-Regime verlegen ließ. weiterlesen >>>


Britische Banken und Versicherer schliessen Investitionen in Streubomben und Landminen aus

(09.04.2012)

Vier grosse Banken und Versicherungsunternehmen in Grossbritannien kündigen an, keine Investitionen in Hersteller von Streubomben und Landminen zu tätigen. Zivilgesellschaftliche Kräfte wollen diese Ankündigungen prüfen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Dank an die UnterstützerInnen der Solidaritäts-Kampagne "Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer"

(05.04.2012)

Handicap International und SODI bedanken sich bei allen Mitwirkenden an der Solidaritätskampagne "Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer".  weiterlesen >>>


Video-Beitrag: "Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer" in Berlin

(05.04.2012)

Mit Aktionen am Brandenburger Tor in Berlin sowie in der Münchner und Nürnberger Innenstadt erreicht die Kampagne „Zeig dein Bein für Minenopfer" von Handicap International und SODI am UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr ihren Höhepunkt. weiterlesen >>>


Zeig dein Bein für Minenopfer - Aktionen zum UN-Landminentag

(04.04.2012)

Die Schauspielerin Ulrike Folkerts war bei der Aktion in Berlin dabei: „Es gibt sie weiterhin, Minen und ihre Opfer, zivile Opfer dieser mörderischen Waffen. Deshalb ist es so wichtig ein Bewusstsein in der Öffentlichkeit zu schaffen." weiterlesen >>>


Münchner zeigen am Stachus Bein für Minenopfer

(04.04.2012)

Etwa 80 Männer, Frauen und Kinder haben sich am Mittwoch in München mit hochgekrempelter Hose an der Kampagne «Lend Your Leg - Zeig dein Bein für Minenopfer» beteiligt. weiterlesen >>>


Papst fordert Verbot von Antipersonenminen

(04.04.2012)

Benedikt XVI. hat eine weltweite Ächtung von Antipersonenminen gefordert. „Ich ermutige alle, die sich für eine Befreiung der Menschheit von diesen schrecklichen und heimtückischen Sprengkörpern einsetzen“, sagte der Papst am Mittwoch zum Abschluss der Generalaudienz auf dem Petersplatz in Rom.  weiterlesen >>>


Two injured in land mine explosion in eastern Afghanistan

(12.08.2003)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, A land mine explosion on a village road in eastern Afghanistan wounded two people, and a senior official on Monday blamed the blast on insurgents.  weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Polizisten bei Terroranschlag getötet (Indien)

(12.08.2003)

Neu Delhi (Indien) - Mindestens sechs indische Polizisten sind am Montag getötet und acht verletzt worden, als sie im nordostindischen Bundesstaat Tripura auf eine Mine fuhren.  weiterlesen >>>


Tripura rebels blow up police vehicle, 7 cops killed (India)

(11.08.2003)

Sidhai (India) - Seven policemen were killed when All-Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) militants blew up their bullet-proof vehicle at Noagaon in West Tripura at 11.15 am on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Suspends Staff Travel After Attacks (Afghanistan)

(11.08.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - The United Nations suspended road travel for its workers in a southern Afghanistan region where five policemen were wounded in an attack and Afghan aid workers were tied up and beaten, a U.N. spokesman said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


NATO force finds two explosive devices outside Bosnian Serb school

(10.08.2003)

On removing a mine found by the police in a sand pile in front of the primary school in central Doboj... weiterlesen >>>


US admits it used napalm (Iraq)

(10.08.2003)

Washington (USA) - American pilots dropped the controversial incendiary agent napalm on Iraqi troops during the advance on Baghdad. The attacks caused massive fireballs that obliterated several Iraqi positions. weiterlesen >>>


France donates 100,000 euros for mine clearance project in Croatia (France, Croatia)

(08.08.2003)

Vinkovci (Croatia) - France has donated 100,000 euros for a mine clearance project in the eastern Croatian municipality of Trpinja, under which 97,500 sq.m. of farmland will be cleared of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldat nach Minenunfall verletzt (Irak)

(08.08.2003)

Bagdad (Irak) - Am Donnerstag wurde in Bagdad ein US-Soldat verletzt, als er mit seinem Fahrzeug auf eine Mine fuhr, wie ein Militärsprecher mitteilte.  weiterlesen >>>


Byproducts of war take deadly toll (Afghanistan)

(06.08.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Hundreds of civilians were injured or killed by land mines in Afghanistan from March 2001 to June 2002, a new study says, and even more were harmed by unexploded ordnance --- such as hand grenades, mortar shells and cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Three policemen killed in landmine blast (Nepal)

(06.08.2003)

Kathmandu (Nepal) - Three personnel of the combined security forces were killed instantly and others injured in a Maoist-laid landmine blast at Ganeshchowk of the Gopetar area this afternoon, according to the Home Ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian boy killed by landmine in Gaza (Palestine)

(05.08.2003)

Munir Baqir Abu-Hayn, 13, was martyred this morning when a landmine left by the Israeli occupation forces exploded in Al-Shuja'iyah neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. weiterlesen >>>


Jawan injured in landmine blast during demining operation (India)

(05.08.2003)

Jammu (India) - An army jawan was critically injured when a landmine exploded during demining operation along the International Border in Samba sub-sector of Jammu frontier Tuesday, official sources said here. weiterlesen >>>


American civilian contractor killed (Iraq)

(05.08.2003)

Tikrit (Iraq) - An American civilian contractor was killed Tuesday when a remote-control bomb exploded under the truck he was driving north of Tikrit, the U.S. military said. weiterlesen >>>


Five Policemen Injured in Land Mine Explosions (Chechnya)

(05.08.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Three land mines exploded in Chechnya on Monday wounding five police officers. weiterlesen >>>


Four Abkhaz customs officers killed in landmine blast (Abkhazia)

(04.08.2003)

Four Abkhaz customs officers were killed and two seriously wounded Monday when a remote-controlled landmine exploded under their vehicle, the interior ministry of the breakaway Georgian republic said. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. financial support helping to rid region of explosive devices (USA)

(04.08.2003)

Washington (USA) - Italy has made its third donation since 2001 to a program supported by the United States through the Organization of American States (OAS) to eliminate land mines in Central America. weiterlesen >>>


Security forces seize arms dump in eastern province (Afghanistan)

(04.08.2003)

An arms and ammunition dump has been discovered in the environs of Zormat District of Paktia Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Policeman killed in Jharkhand landmine blast (India)

(04.08.2003)

Ranchi (India) - At least one policeman was killed and three were injured on Monday when Maoist guerrillas detonated a landmine under their vehicle in Jharkhand. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills 13 soldiers in north Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(04.08.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - An explosion of collected ammunitions in a disarmament operation in north Afghanistan killed 13 soldiers and wounded a number of others, an Afghan official said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Car hit by suspected mine on Baghdad airport road (Iraq)

(03.08.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - A civilian car hit a suspected landmine on the road to the U.S. base at Baghdad International Airport on Sunday, leaving its Iraqi driver badly injured by the explosion, American troops at the scene told Reuters. weiterlesen >>>


2 GIs im Irak getötet

(01.08.2003)

Baghdad - Ein GI starb, als sein Transporter in Bagdad auf eine Landmine fuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine workers demand compensation (Pakistan)

(01.08.2003)

Quetta (Pakistan) - Representatives of the National Labour Federation (NLF) and Contractor Coal Mine Association (CCMA) Chamalang have said that if the government does not announce compensation for families of workers killed in landmine explosions, they will stage a sit-in in front of Governor's House. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Toter und zwei Verletzte bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan

(01.08.2003)

Kabul - Bei der Explosion einer ferngezündeten Landmine sind im Südosten Afghanistans ein Mann getötet und zwei weitere verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


One killed, two hurt in Afghan landmine blast (Afghanistan)

(01.08.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Suspected Taliban insurgents detonated a remote-controlled landmine in south-eastern Afghanistan, leaving one man dead and wounding two policemen, police spokesman Khan Syed said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Sui guards injured in mine blast (Pakistan)

(01.08.2003)

Four Frontier Constabulary officers guarding the Sui gas pipeline close to the Baluchistan-Punjab provincial border in Pakistan have been injured in a landmine blast, writes Amanda Battersby. weiterlesen >>>


One dead, two injured after war-era bomb explodes (Vietnam)

(31.07.2003)

Khanh Hoa (Vietnam) - A man was killed and two others injured when a bomb dating back to the Vietnam War went off in Khanh Hoa central province, police said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


798 Indian troops died in standoff with Pakistan (India, Pakistan)

(31.07.2003)

New Dehli (India) - Some 798 Indian army troops died in the massive deployment to the borders with Pakistan triggered by a December 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, Defence Minister George Fernandes said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


EU to pay out 79.5 mln euros for Afghan rebuilding (Afghanistan)

(31.07.2003)

Brussles (Belgium) - The European Commission said on Thursday it would hand out 79.5 million euros ($90 million) to support reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, such as the creation of a health system and public sector reforms. The money would also be used to help remove some of the countless landmines that kill or maim more than 100 people a month in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. soldier killed when Humvee hits landmine near Baghdad airport (Iraq)

(31.07.2003)

Iraq (Baghdad) - Another U.S. soldier died in Iraq on Thursday when the Humvee he was riding in hit a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Guerrillas Devise New Tactics As Americans Fine Tune Techniques (Iraq)

(31.07.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - Pro-Saddam Hussein guerrillas have devised a number of different explosive devices and road-blocking techniques to ambush and kill American soldiers in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian Organizations Join Together to Facilitate Urgently Needed Landmine Clearance in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka, Canada)

(31.07.2003)

Toronto (Canada) - Today Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham announced a co-operative initiative to provide demining equipment to Sri Lanka. Speaking at an event in his riding the Minister credited Med-Eng Systems Inc. and the Canadian Landmine Foundation with providing 34 demining suits. weiterlesen >>>


EU gives a 2 million euro grant to Albania for demining (Albania)

(30.07.2003)

Tirana (Albania) - The European Union has donated euro2 million (US$2.29 million) to help identify and de-mine areas in Albania's northeast strewn with explosives during the war in neighboring Kosovo, U.N. officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Belarus bans anti-personnel landmines (Belarus)

(30.07.2003)

Minsk (Belarus) - Belarus joined Wednesday an international convention banning anti-personnel landmines, of which it has huge stockpiles dating from the period when it was part of the Soviet Union, a spokesman for the presidency said. weiterlesen >>>


Italy Donates to Landmine Removal in Central America (Italy)

(30.07.2003)

Rome (Italy) - The government of Italy today pledged a contribution of 100,000 Euros (more than $114,000) to the Organization of American States (OAS) to support landmine removal operations in Central America. weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Russische Soldaten bei Anschlag in Inguschetien getötet

(30.07.2003)

Fünf Soldaten sind in der Kaukasus-Republik Inguschetien getötet worden, als ihr Lkw auf eine ferngezündete Mine fuhr. weiterlesen >>>


Ten policemen killed in Orissa landmine blast (India)

(30.07.2003)

Bhubaneswar (India) - At least 10 security personnel engaged in anti-Naxal operations were killed on Wednesday in a landmine blast in Orissa's Malkangiri district. weiterlesen >>>


Five Russian soldiers killed in Ingushetia (Russia)

(30.07.2003)

Vladikavkaz (Russia)- Five Russian soldiers were killed when a land mine explosion shattered a military convoy near the border with rebel Chechnya, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


US hails moves to clear mines (Cyprus)

(29.07.2003)

Nicosia (Cyprus) - The United States on Tuesday lauded moves by Greek-and Turkish-Cypriots to clear landmines from around the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia but said it was no substitute for a permanent settlement to their long-running dispute. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian Forces, Abkhaz Rebels to Demine Volatile Border (Georgia, Abkhazia)

(29.07.2003)

Tblisi (Georgia) - Georgian forces and Abkhaz rebels have agreed to start demining the Kodori Gorge region - a buffer zone in north-eastern Georgia between Georgia and the breakaway republic of Abkhazia, where UN monitors were held hostage earlier this year.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused in Grozny (Chechnya)

(28.07.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Sapper teams and local police defused a powerful landmine discovered in Grozny's Leninsky district on Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Explosives, anti-tank mines found in Gali district (Abkhazia)

(27.07.2003)

Otobaya (Abkhazia) - Explosives and anti-tank mines have been found near a school building in Otobaya, Abkhazia's Gali district.  weiterlesen >>>


Nine Killed in Landmine Incident (Pakistan)

(26.07.2003)

Chamalang (Pakistan) - In the border area of Baluchistan and Sind province, during the ongoing operation against sabotage activities in Lanjopat, an FC (Frontier Core) vehicle ran over a landmine. The blast left one captain and eight Sind officials dead from rangers. weiterlesen >>>


Arab Emirates dismantles 30,000 landmines in South Lebanon (Lebanon, United Arab Emirates)

(26.07.2003)

Beirut (Lebanon) - The UAE Armed Forces have dismantled more than 30,000 landmines in southern Lebanon as they push ahead with a clearance operation ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to neutralise the hidden devices which have claimed hundreds of lives in the troubled region. weiterlesen >>>


Denktash mines offer 'not enough' (Cyprus)

(26.07.2003)

Nicosia (Cyprus) - The European Union and the UN, which says 48 minefields are strewn across the buffer zone, have welcomed Mr Denktash's recent goodwill gestures but say they are no substitute for a final settlement based on a UN blueprint. weiterlesen >>>


Denktash Says Wants to Clear Mines (Cyprus)

(25.07.2003)

Nicosia (Cpyrus) - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said on Thursday his administration was willing to clear thousands of land mines peppering his side of a "green line" that has divided the island for nearly three decades. weiterlesen >>>


Two Mines Explode In South Afghanistan, Wound 3 Policemen (Afghanistan)

(25.07.2003)

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - Two land mines exploded outside police stations in Afghanistan's rebel-laden southern Kandahar province Friday, seriously wounding three policemen, Kandahar police chief Mohammed Akram said. weiterlesen >>>


Drei afghanische Polizisten bei Minenexplosionen schwer verwundet

(25.07.2003)

Kandahar - Bei zwei Minenexplosionen vor Polizeistationen in der südafghanischen Provinz Kandahar sind drei Polizisten schwer verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Passengers from northern town stranded over land mine scare (Kenya)

(24.07.2003)

Nairobi (Kenya) - Hundreds of passengers travelling to Nairobi from Moyale town [all place names in northern Kenya, bordering Ethiopia] are stranded at the town following a decision by public service vehicle owners to withdraw their vehicles from plying the Moyale-Dabel-Wajir-Nairobi road and Moyale-Marsabit road over the scare of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Reservist Wounded in Middle East (Iraq)

(24.07.2003)

Wallingford (USA) - A Wallingford Army Reservist serving in Iraq is recovering from injuries she sustained when a land mine exploded under her Humvee, the New Haven Register reported. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines claim the lives of 150 to 300 people in Afghanistan each month (Afghanistan)

(23.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Landmines claim the lives of 150 to 300 people in Afghanistan each month. Very often, victims are children-boys, especially, who tend livestock and are attracted to the strange objects they find in the fields.  weiterlesen >>>


US soldier killed in blast near Mosul (Iraq)

(23.07.2003)

Mosul (Iraq) - A US soldier was killed and six wounded Wednesday in a landmine or bomb explosion near Mosul in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, another hurt in landmine explosion (Pakistan)

(23.07.2003)

Bajaur (Pakistan) - A man was killed and his son seriously injured in a landmine explosion in Pakistan's northern tribal region of Bajaur, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan Gets Mine-Clearing Center (Tajikistan)

(23.07.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - A mine-clearing center opened in Dushanbe on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


One Killed as Truck Detonates Mine (Eritrea)

(23.07.2003)

Asmara (Eritrea) - A truck driver in Eritrea was killed at the weekend when his vehicle drove over a mine near the capital Asmara, a UN official said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldat bei Explosion nahe Mossul getötet (Afghanistan)

(23.07.2003)

Bei einer Explosion nahe der nordirakischen Stadt Mossul ist am Mittwoch ein US-Soldat getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


In Grosny tobt ein schmutziger Krieg mit Minen (Tschetschenien)

(23.07.2003)

Moskau - Seit gut zwei Jahren ist der Unabhängigkeitskrieg in Tschetschenien in einen Minen- und Sprengstoffkrieg hinübergewachsen. Die russischen Truppen, die sich aus Furcht vor Anschlägen nachts in ihre geschützten Stellungen zurückziehen, verbringen jeden Tag Stunden mit der Suche nach versteckten Sprengladungen, ehe die Wege freigegeben werden. weiterlesen >>>


Sappers of Federal Troops Avert Landmine Attack in Grozny (Chechnya)

(22.07.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - A powerful radio-controlled explosive device was discovered in the March 8 Street in the Oktyabr district due to a routine check on Tuesday. The landmine was made of a mortar shell equipped with a walkie-talkie.  weiterlesen >>>


North-East Firm Signed Up By Us Army In Mine Fight (Scotland, Afghanistan)

(22.07.2003)

Aberdeen (Scotland) - An Aberdeenshire company is sending equipment to help US soldiers clear landmines in Afghanistan. Insch-based Aardvark Clear Mine is providing two of its MK IV Mechanical Landmine-Clearing Joint Service Flail Units. weiterlesen >>>


Vier italienische Soldaten durch ferngesteuerte Mine verletzt (Afghanistan)

(21.07.2003)

Rom (Italien) - Vier italienische Soldaten, die sich im Rahmen der Friedensmission "Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan aufhalten, sind am Sonntag bei einem Anschlag auf einer Straße zwischen den Städten Kabul und Khost verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


One policeman killed, four injured in bus explosion (Chechnya)

(20.07.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - A bus carrying some Russian policemen exploded on a land mine Sunday in a Chechen village, killing one officer and seriously wounding four others, said the Chechen Interior Ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Five Dead, Four Injured in Land Mine Incident (Pakistan)

(19.07.2003)

Chamalang (Pakistan) - Five Frontier Constabulary (FC) rangers died and four injured in a landmine incident on July 19th, 2003 in the area of (RD 109) near Sindh and Baluchistan Border.  weiterlesen >>>


Three US soldiers wounded by landmine explosion (Afghanistan)

(19.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Three US soldiers were wounded when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in northeastern Afghanistan, a US military spokesman said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Three (Vietnam)

(18.07.2003)

Hanoi (Vietnam) - Three Vietnamese men were killed after a landmine was accidentally detonated in the central province of Quang Tri, one of the worst affected areas in the country for mines and unexploded ordnance. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Seven Soldiers (Afghanistan)

(18.07.2003)

Islamabad (Pakistan) - At least seven Afghan soldiers were were killed on Friday when a landmine blew up their vehicle near the southeastern Afghan city of Khost, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported. weiterlesen >>>


Unicef warnt vor Gefahr durch Landminen, Munition und Streubomben

(18.07.2003)

Köln - Das UN-Kinderhilfswerk UNICEF hat vor den Gefahren für irakische Kinder durch Landminen, Streubomben und verlassene Munitionsdepots gewarnt. Seit dem offiziellen Ende der Hauptkampfhandlungen seien bereits mehr als tausend Kinder bei Minen- und Munitionsexplosionen verstümmelt oder getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Acht Soldaten getötet (Afghanistan)

(18.07.2003)

Bei der Explosion einer ferngesteuerten Mine sind am Freitag im Südosten Afghanistans acht afghanische Soldaten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Demining in Central Province (Vietnam)

(18.07.2003)

Quang Tri (Vietnam) - The central province of Quang Tri has had 240 ha of farming land cleared of mines with the UK Mines Advisory Group (MAG)'s assistance.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankans need humanitarian help to rebuild lives, says GPM (Sri Lanka)

(18.07.2003)

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - Sri Lankans are in need of humanitarian assistance to rebuild their lives shattered by years of civil war, according to the Global Peace Malaysia (GPM) mission team to Sri Lanka which returned recently. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand to host global anti-landmine event (Thailand)

(18.07.2003)

Bangkok (Thailand) - Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai is to preside over the opening of a global event to protest against the use of landmines, to be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tomorrow. weiterlesen >>>


Tote bei Explosion von Fliegerbombe in Salzburg

(17.07.2003)

Salzburg - Bei der Explosion einer amerikanischen Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sind am Donnerstag in Salzburg mehrere Menschen getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq's Highway of Constant Hazard (Iraq)

(17.07.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - There have been dozens of shootings, bombings and land mine explosions in recent weeks on or near the road to Baghdad's International Airport. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance resumes along key road (Afghanistan)

(17.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Demining activities have resumed along the highway linking the Afghan capital with the south of the country after extra security measures were put in place following a spate of attacks, the United Nations said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Sonic Jet Announces Delivery of Buffalo Mine Protected Vehicle (USA)

(17.07.2003)

Charleston (USA) - Sonic Jet Performance, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Technical Solutions Group completed delivery in June of one Buffalo Mine Protected Vehicles (in partial fulfillment of contracted sales awarded last year. weiterlesen >>>


Clusterbombs: Bank dares to care and shows strength of brand (UK)

(17.07.2003)

London (UK) - The Co-operative Bank has started an initiative on 'Unexploded cluster bombs: the great clear-up operation' and rewrites business rules. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Problem in Western Province (Burundi)

(17.07.2003)

Bujumbura (Burundi) - The province of Bujumbura-Rural (western Burundi) is one of the most mined provinces in Burundi, especially in Isare and Mutimbuzi communes, it was learnt on Wednesday [16 July] during a meeting attended by local administrators, chaired by the provincial governor, Ignace Ntawembarira. weiterlesen >>>


Federal suppers defuse 13 landmines (Chechnya)

(17.07.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Suppers of federal troops operating in Chechnya have defused 13 explosive devices and inspected 639 kilometers of motor roads looking for mines over the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the press office of the Joint Military Grouping in the North Caucasus told Tass. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil rebels training civilians to remove landmines (Sri Lanka)

(17.07.2003)

Colombo (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels are now training women to help remove landmines following the 20-year ethnic conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Support for border management and police reform (Central Asia)

(16.07.2003)

The European Commission adopted on July 15 a Decision allocating up to Euro 2.5 million to border management and police reform programmes in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), under the EU's Rapid Reaction Mechanism for civilian crisis management.  weiterlesen >>>


Croatia mine-free by 2010 (Croatia)

(16.07.2003)

Zagreb (Croatia) - In this year's first half, the Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) inspected 96 square kilometres of terrain believed to be mine-infested, demining 14.3 km, thus fulfilling about 70 percent of this year's plan, HCR representatives told reporters on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining Projects Worth 15.2 Mln Euro (Croatia)

(16.07.2003)

Zagreb (Croatia) - Demining projects worth over 117 mln Croatian kuna ($17 mln/15.2 mln euro) were carried out on areas covering a total of 95.8 sq km in Croatia for the first half of 2003, the Croatian Mine Action Centre said on July 15, 2003. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey to sweep mines on border (Turkey, Syria)

(16.07.2003)

Ankara (Turkey) - The 700-kilometer field of land mines, which caused thousands of people to die or become maimed for the past 51 years, is going to be swept, the Turkiye (Turkey) reported on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing fund awarded for its geographic information system (Slovenia, US)

(15.07.2003)

San Diego (USA) - The International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF), a Slovene-run organization committed to clearing mine-infested regions in Southeastern Europe, was awarded an international prize for outstanding achievement in geographic information system, conferred annually by the US environment research institute ESRI. weiterlesen >>>


War-era shell kills one and injures five children (Vietnam)

(15.07.2003)

A 16-year-old boy was killed and five of his friends were seriously injured when they accidentally detonated a war-era shell in Vietnam's southern province of An Giang, police said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


African Union Backs Call for Conference on Antipersonnel Mines (Mozambique)

(15.07.2003)

Maputo (Mozambique) - The African Union summit under way here has welcomed Angola's proposal to convene a continental conference on the problem of anti-personnel mines, and the Assembly immediately directed the Commission to facilitate the rapid organisation of that conference. weiterlesen >>>


Russian sappers to help Kyrgyz colleagues to demine border (Russia, Kyrgyzstan)

(14.07.2003)

Bishek (Kyrgyzstan) - The Kyrgyz border service intends to invite Russian specialists for mine removal to train and advise Kyrgyz border guards in their sphere of activity, a source at the republican government told Itar-Tass on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Leaders refuse to back Chrétien's proposal (Canada)

(14.07.2003)

Bagshot (UK) - A summit of 14 centre-left leaders agreed Monday to try to improve the response of the international community to serious humanitarian crises but stopped far short of a Canadian proposal to establish new rules to halt genocide and ethnic cleansing in cases like Rwanda and Kosovo. weiterlesen >>>


Department of State: New Fact Sheet Charts History of Global Landmine Problem and Evolution of Humanitarian Mine Action (USA)

(14.07.2003)

Washington (USA) - The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released a new fact sheet, which lists important dates and developments in the proliferation of persistent landmines and the measures taken to protect innocent civilians from these "hidden killers." weiterlesen >>>


Demining is costly, rarely 100 per cent successful (India)

(13.07.2003)

New Delhi (India) - Demining is an arduous and costly process that can rarely be 100 per cent successful.  weiterlesen >>>


Nine Russian Soldiers Killed in Landmine Attack (Chechnya)

(13.07.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Nine Russian soldiers were killed when their truck ran over a landmine and came under fire in an ambush by rebels in separatist Chechnya, news agencies said Sunday. Five more soldiers were injured in the attack on Saturday afternoon near the village of Borzoy, Itar Tass reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Neun russische Soldaten bei Anschlag getötet (Tschetschenien)

(13.07.2003)

Moskau - Neun russische Soldaten sind bei einem Rebellenüberfall in Tschetschenien getötet worden. Ein Armeelastwagen fuhr südlich der Hauptstadt Grosny auf eine Mine und wurde dann von Rebellen beschossen.  weiterlesen >>>


Rotation Of Ukrainian Peacekeeping Contingent In Lebanon (Ukraine, Lebanon)

(13.07.2003)

During three years of their stationing in Lebanon, Ukrainian field engineers have rendered harmless 3227 explosive devices, including two aircraft bombs, 1408 antipersonnel mines, 110 grenades, 243 artillery shells and mortar mines. weiterlesen >>>


Britain finances Tajik mine clearing project (UK, Tajikstan)

(13.07.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikstan) - A centre on mine clearing affairs has been set up in Tajikistan in keeping with an agreement signed between the Tajik government and the UNDP to implement the project of "supporting Tajikistan's efforts to resolve mine problems".  weiterlesen >>>


Civilians worst hit by land mines (India)

(13.07.2003)

Sriganganagar (India) - During the 15-16 months of the military mobilisation since December 2001, land mines claimed 113 victims: 29 died and 84 suffered injuries in just one district of Rajasthan. weiterlesen >>>


Work begins on last tract of mined land (United Arab Emirates)

(12.07.2003)

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - Land-mine clearance has begun on the last major tract of mined areas in the southern border district after the United Arab Emirates agreed to continue funding the Operation Emirates Solidarity program, The Daily Star has learned. weiterlesen >>>


Three dead, three injured after landmine blast (Chechnya)

(12.07.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Landmine blasts in separatist Chechnya killed three Russian soldiers and injured others early on Saturday, as Moscow said its forces had killed a prominent rebel leader during raids in the province. weiterlesen >>>


Rain drifts landmines near Indo-Pak. border (India, Pakistan)

(11.07.2003)

Jammu (India) - The people living near the Indo-Pak. International border are under the "shadow of fear" as the rain increasingly drifts the landmines to the interior areas. weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers die in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(11.07.2003)

Quetta (Pakistan) - Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and four others injured when their vehicle ran over a landmine in Balochistan, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills two cops (Kenya)

(11.07.2003)

Nairobi (Kenya) - Two police officers were killed and six others seriously injured when their vehicle drove over a landmine during an anti-bandit operation in Kenya's northern district of Moyale, said police spokesperson King'ori Mwangi on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda destroys landmine stockpiles (Uganda)

(10.07.2003)

Kampala (Uganda) - Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya on Monday witnessed the destruction of anti-personnel land-mines at Kigo Prison off Entebbe road. The exercise funded by the Canadian government, among other donors, is in compliance with the Ottawa Mines Ban Treaty 1997, which Uganda ratified two years later. weiterlesen >>>


Relief Workers in War Zones Under Increasing Attack (Iraq, Liberia, Congo, Palestine)

(09.07.2003)

New York (USA) - The United Nations is worried that international humanitarian workers deployed in war zones are being increasingly targeted for attacks both by government forces and armed rebel groups. weiterlesen >>>