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Menschenrechtsbeauftragter fordert Solidarität mit Minen- und Kampfmittelopfern

(04.04.2012)

Aus Anlass des "Internationalen Tags der Aufklärung über Minengefahren und der Unterstützung des Humanitären Minenräumens" wird Markus Löning, der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe, heute (04.04.) an der Veranstaltung "4. APRIL - ZEIG DEIN BEIN FÜR MINENOPFER" teilnehmen. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz: 16 Millionen Franken für Minenräumung

(04.04.2012)

Die Schweiz will jährlich rund 16 Millionen Franken für Projekte und Missionen im Kampf gegen Personenminen, Streumunition und andere explosive Kriegsmunitionsrückstände einsetzen. weiterlesen >>>


Parlamentspräsident Schulz fordert Umsetzung des Landminenverbots

(04.04.2012)

Anlässlich des internationalen Tags für Minenaufklärung fordert der Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments alle EU-Mitgliedstaaten auf, das Landminenverbot umgehend umzusetzen, und verurteilt den Einsatz von Antipersonenminen in Syrien. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Höhepunkt von „Zeig dein Bein für Minenopfer“

(04.04.2012)

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 4. April, dem UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, ihren Höhepunkt. weiterlesen >>>


Schluss mit diesem Wahnsinn

(03.04.2012)

Der Sänger Sebastian Krumbiegel über den Einsatz gegen Landminen weiterlesen >>>


Kirche fordert weltweites Verbot von Minen

(03.04.2012)

Zum „Internationalen Tag für die Aufklärung über Minengefahr“ am 4. April hat der Bamberger Erzbischof Ludwig Schick ein weltweites Verbot von Minen gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Münchner Aktion „Zeig dein Bein für Minenopfer“

(02.04.2012)

Am 4.4. zeigen am Stachus verschiedenste Berufsgruppen Bein. weiterlesen >>>


Landminenverbot: Trotz Erfolge werden uns die Folgen des Landmineneinsatz noch Jahrzehnte beschäftigen

(02.04.2012)

Deutschland habe eine politische Verantwortung, sich auch weiterhin an der Entminung zu beteiligen, sagt Anne Jung von medico international. "Deutsche Firmen haben über Jahrzehnte gute Geschäfte mit der Herstellung dieser tödlichen Waffen gemacht." weiterlesen >>>


Weapons, ammunition discovered in Konduz Province (Afghanistan)

(09.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Officials from National Security Department discovered a number of weapons and ammunition in the Konduz Province today. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed by landmine blast (Chechnya)

(09.07.2003)

A reconnaissance group of the Defence Ministry blew up on a land mine in Chechnya, reports the Regional Operations Staff of the Counter-Terrorist Operation in the North Caucasus. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Explosion Kills Six (Afghanistan)

(08.07.2003)

A jeep carrying Afghan and Coalition forces hit a landmine near Pak-Afghan border killing six.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven US troops wounded, two in landmine attack (Iraq)

(08.07.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - Seven US soldiers were wounded in three separate attacks in Iraq on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 8,500 devices removed in second quarter of 2003 (Lebanon)

(08.07.2003)

Beirut (Lebanon) - More than 8,500 land mines were defused in the second quarter of 2003 in Southern areas formerly occupied by Israel, the army announced Monday. weiterlesen >>>


'I was looking death in the face' (Afghanistan)

(08.07.2003)

Darsh Rabat (Afghanistan) - An anti-personnel mine creates a crater about two-feet deep and five-feet across when it explodes. Or that, at least, was the size of hole that was created when a shepherd stepped on a mine here last month, killing himself and 14 goats.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda begins destroying stockpiles of anti-personnel mines (Uganda)

(08.07.2003)

Kampala (Uganda) - Two huge blasts rocked Kigo Prison Shooting Range on the shores of Lake Victoria yesterday as Uganda started the demolition of stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines. A total of 5,018 mines out of a 6,782 stockpiles are to be destroyed at Nakasongola military base starting today.  weiterlesen >>>


Two security forces killed in landmine explosion (Algeria)

(07.07.2003)

Algiers (Algeria) - Seven people, including a policeman and two security forces, are dead in two days of violence in eastern Algeria, security sources said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Man and four children killed by war-era shells (Vietnam)

(07.07.2003)

Hanoi (Vietnam) - Vietnam War-era shells have killed a man and four children in two separate accidents over the past few days in central provinces, police said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Police tighten security after two injured by land mines (Philippines)

(07.07.2003)

Zamboanga City (Philippines) - Police said Monday they have tightened security on a southern Philippines island after two people were wounded in land mine explosions blamed on the Abu Sayyaf Muslim rebel group. weiterlesen >>>


Troop Convoy Attacked With Homemade Bombs (Afghanistan)

(07.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Unidentified attackers used homemade bombs to ambush a convoy carrying coalition special forces and soldiers of the new Afghan national army in the volatile east of the country, but no casualties were reported, the U.S. military said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Abu Sayyaf deters troops with landmine (Phillipines)

(07.07.2003)

Manila (Philippines) - The Abu Sayyaf bandit group operating in the southern Philippines has been using landmines to deter or slow down pursuing government soldiers, a local police officer said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Military Did Not Use Landmines in Iraq War

(07.07.2003)

In ousting Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, the U.S. military employed many weapons systems but not landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Two jawans killed in landmine blast (India)

(06.07.2003)

Agartala (India) - At least two Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans were killed and seven injured when tribal guerillas detonated a landmine at Baijol Bari in West Tripura.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Explosion Kills One, Wounds Another, Third Missing (Israel, Palestine)

(05.07.2003)

Khan Yunis (Palestine) - A Palestinian civilian was killed, another was wounded and a third went missing early Saturday, when a landmine left by Israeli occupation forces exploded in Abu Taima area, northeast of Khozaa Town near the city. weiterlesen >>>


Dutch peacekeepers injured in Kabul landmine explosion (Afghanistan)

(05.07.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Three Dutch peacekeepers of the international security force in the Afghan capital were injured in an explosion when their vehicle hit a landmine on a patrol mission, a spokesman said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Separatist fighters intensify use of landmines (Chechnya)

(05.07.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - A spokesman from the Chechen law enforcement structures said rebels had intensified their activity on the republic's roads, planting 125 explosive devices in the last month.  weiterlesen >>>


UXO incident report in FATA Pakistan (PAKISTAN)

(04.07.2003)

Mohmand Agency of FATA, near Pak- Afghan border in the area of Khozai five personnel of Pakistan army were severely injured while they were collecting stones from the nearby mountain to build a bunker.  weiterlesen >>>


Doctors urge ban on cluster bombs (UK, Iraq)

(04.07.2003)

Calls for an international moratorium on cluster bombs grew last night as doctors condemned the use of "weapons of mass destruction". The bombs, which were widely used by both US and UK forces in Iraq, cause horrific injuries among innocent civilians and should be banned, they say.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons seized (Bangladesh)

(04.07.2003)

Kathmandu (Nepal) - Bangladesh Defence Committee, in the past few days confisticated huge quantity of explosives and bullets suspecting these were going to be provided to Maoist of Nepal. weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills one Marine, injures three (IRAQ)

(04.07.2003)

BAGDHAD, Iraq, - A U.S. Marine was killed and three others were injured Wednesday while clearing mines near the south central Iraqi city of Karbala, the U.S. military said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. announces end of mine clearing training program in Lebanon

(04.07.2003)

There are more than 50,000 unexploded land mines along the Lebanese-Israeli border in southern Lebanon where a total of 130,000 are believed to be buried.  weiterlesen >>>


AZERBAIJAN COMMISSIONED COMPOSITION OF A MINE PROBLEM REPORT (AZERBAIJAN)

(03.07.2003)

ANAMA found and rendered harmless 3200 anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, grenades and unexploded ordnance.  weiterlesen >>>


Burundi embarks on awareness campaign on dangers of anti-personnel mines (BURUNDI)

(03.07.2003)

According to research conducted in Burundi during 2001-2002, 230 people were said to be victims of mine explosions, 44 of whom died, including 33 children. weiterlesen >>>


Ethnic Albanian indicted for illegal possession of weapons (SERBIA-MONTENEGRO)

(03.07.2003)

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro, An international prosecutor filed an indictment on Tuesday against an ethnic Albanian for illegal possession of weapons, including 80 anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


The Foreseen Arch-Enemy of a Post-War Country (SUDAN)

(03.07.2003)

Between September 1997 and April 2003, OSIL managed to clear approximately 10.5 million square metres area of landmines around Yei, Kajo-Kaji, Kaya and Magwi counties. This has resulted in the removal of about 732 anti-tank mines, 3,512 anti-personnel mines, and 116,930 other UXOs weiterlesen >>>


Faction Leaders' Cooperation On Landmines Praised (SOMALIA) MOGADISHU

(03.07.2003)

Up to 4,400 people were killed or injured by landmines between 1995 and 2000 in Somalia weiterlesen >>>


Two killed by war-era grenade in Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(03.07.2003)

BINH DINH, Vietnam -Two young men were killed when a rifle-grenade left over from the Vietnam War exploded in the southern province of Binh Dinh, police said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Destruction of Stored Landmines in Afghanistan

(02.07.2003)

U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs arranged for the rapid destruction of over 10,000 anti-tank landmines strewn in an unsecured ammunition supply point in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province.  weiterlesen >>>


After landmines: cluster munitions...

(02.07.2003)

Mines Advisory Group has listed 360 new victims of mines and explosive remnants of war between January and May 2003, in the region of Kirkuk only weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Explosion Claims Two Lives (Angola)

(01.07.2003)

Huambo (Angola) - At least two people died and two others were seriously wounded after the vehicle they were traveling in drove over an anti-tank landmine on Monday in Tchikala-Tcholoango district, central-south Huambo province.  weiterlesen >>>


Survey on landmine impact to be carried out in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(01.07.2003)

KABUL, Afghanistan, 29 June 03 (Xinhua) - An over-year-long survey is to be carried out in Afghanistan to assess the impact of land mines still lying underground on local communities after 24 years of war and civil conflicts, a UN spokesman said here on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


UN-Institut verlangt Beschränkungen für den Einsatz von Streubomben (Schweiz)

(30.06.2003)

Genf (Schweiz) - Herumliegende, nicht explodierte Munition aus früheren Kriegen bedroht Menschen in 92 Staaten der Erde und behindert den Wiederaufbau zerstörter Länder.  weiterlesen >>>


Saving lives and limbs: Presbyterians help clear land of 'anti-personnel' mines (USA)

(30.06.2003)

Louisville (USA) - In one sense, it's a numbers game, and the numbers can be daunting. It typically costs $1 to $5 to manufacture an "anti-personnel" land mine. On average, it costs $1,000 to remove one safely from the ground. About 100 million unexploded mines are deployed around the world, in about 90 different countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Group of experts on conventional weapons pact concludes fifth session (Switzerland)

(30.06.2003)

Geneva (Switzerland) - The Group of Governmental Experts on explosive remnants of war and mines other than anti-personnel mines, set up by the Second Review Conference of 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 Friday its fifth two-week session.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Remnants of War Pose Serious Threat (Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq)

(30.06.2003)

London (UK) - The ending of a conflict does not mean the end of civilian casualties. A London-based research group, Landmine Action, has issued a new report showing the risks from unexploded cluster bombs and other explosive remnants of war. weiterlesen >>>


Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Can't Be Demined Unless Demarcated (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan)

(28.06.2003)

Bishek (Kyrgyzstan) - Border issues should be resolved by stepping up cooperation between the sides on border issues instead of political confrontation, head of the Kyrgyz Border Service Kalmurat Sadiyev has told a Slovo Kyrgyzstana correspondent. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Kein Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung vor tödlichen Hinterlassenschaften des Krieges in Sicht

(27.06.2003)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen befürchten unzureichendes Ergebnis der Genfer UN-Verhandlungen über den Umgang mit Blindgängermunition  weiterlesen >>>


Blindgänger eine Gefahr in über 90 Staaten (Schweiz)

(26.06.2003)

Genf (Schweiz) - In mehr als 90 Staaten stellen Blindgänger und unsicher gelagerte Munition nach Angaben der Organisation Landmine Action eine Gefahr für die Zivilbevölkerung dar. weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan plans joint mine clearance operations with NATO (Azerbaijan)

(26.06.2003)

Baku (Azerbaijan ) - The government of Azerbaijan and NATO are planning to work together to dispose of unexploded ammunition on the territory of an Azerbaijani village. A bomb disposal plan has been drawn up as part of the Partnership for Peace programme. weiterlesen >>>


One U.S. Soldier Killed, Three Wounded in Vehicle Explosion (Iraq)

(26.06.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - One U.S. soldier was killed and three injured this afternoon when a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) ran over a landmine or unexploded ordnance on Highway 8.  weiterlesen >>>


Mini van hits mine in Grozny, 2 passengers injured (Chechnya)

(26.06.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - A shuttle mini van Gazel hit a radio-controlled land mine on the Lenin street in Grozny on Thursday. The blast went off when the mini van overtook the military column, the Leninsky district police department told Itar-Tass. weiterlesen >>>


UN said plans to extend mine clearance project (Somalia)

(26.06.2003)

Nairobi (Kenya) - UN mine-clearance pilot project in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has been so successful that it is planned to extend it to other regions of Somalia. weiterlesen >>>


War-era bomb injures nine children (Vietnam)

(25.06.2003)

Hanoi (Vietnam) - Nine children were injured in Vietnam's central province of Nghe An when a war-era cluster bomb accidentally exploded, police said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Two US soldiers wounded by landmine (Iraq)

(24.06.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - Two U.S. soldiers were wounded when their Humvee vehicle struck a landmine in the Iraqi town of Hit, about 140 km (90 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a U.S. military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Meeting of Governmental Experts to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

(24.06.2003)

Statement of the German Initiative to Ban Landmines on MOTAPM (Mines other than Antipersonnel Mines), 23 June 2003 weiterlesen >>>


Officials: Hundreds of Iraqis Killed By Faulty Grenades

(24.06.2003)

Battlefield commanders have reported failure rates as high as 40 percent.  weiterlesen >>>


USA stellen neue irakische Armee auf

(24.06.2003)

Irakische Soldaten sollen Minen und Blindgänger räumen weiterlesen >>>


Mozambicans to clear landmines in Iraq (Iraq)

(23.06.2003)

Iraq - A Mozambique company has sent 50 mine clearance experts to war-torn Iraq to clear landmines there, a senior company official told state radio Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Two U.S. Soldiers Killed By Landmine (Afghanistan)

(23.06.2003)

Peshawar - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and another two injured in an attack on a U.S. patrol on Monday, June 23, east of Afghanistan, eyewitnesses told IslamOnline.net.  weiterlesen >>>


Kindersoldaten kämpfen an vorderster Front

(23.06.2003)

Kindersoldaten werden für die gefährlichsten Aufgaben eingesetzt: Sie legen und suchen Minen, stehen in erster Reihe an Kontrollpunkten, sind bei Angriffen immer an vorderster Front. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei US-Soldaten durch Explosion von Landmine verletzt (Irak)

(22.06.2003)

Bagdad (Irak) - Im Irak sind zwei US-Soldaten verletzt worden, als ihr Fahrzeug auf eine Landmine fuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 13,000 mines defused in Tajikistan, some 18,000 more to be cleared (Tajikistan)

(21.06.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - Tajikistan needs some 13m dollars to clear mine fields in the country, Tajik newspaper Asia-Plus reported on 15 May. weiterlesen >>>


Canada contributes to landmine education in Cambodia (Cambodia, Canada)

(20.06.2003)

Canada - Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham today announced that Canada is contributing $100,000 to a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) mine-risk education project in Cambodia. Mr. Graham made the announcement while in Cambodia for an official visit. weiterlesen >>>


UN mission says "newly-laid" mines kill seven this year (Eritrea, Ethiopia)

(20.06.2003)

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - Seven people have been killed by newly-laid land mines in 2003 in the border region of Eritrea and Ethiopia, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), said on Thursday [19 June]. Phil Lewis, who heads UNMEE's Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC), added that close to 30 people were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills three near Chechnya

(20.06.2003)

Three police officers were killed and seven others injured today when their bus was blown up by a landmine near Russia's rebel region of Chechnya, Interfax news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Norway donates in aid of mine action programme (Ethiopia)

(19.06.2003)

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - The Norwegian government has provided a grant amounting more than 7.8m birr [about 900,000 dollars] to support the Ethiopian Mine Action Programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Remote-Controlled Mine Blast Kills 3 On Russia Police Bus (Russia)

(19.06.2003)

Vladikavkaz (Russia) - A police bus hit a remote-controlled land mine in southern Russia Thursday, killing three officers and wounding at least six others, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Czech Republic subsidises mine clearance in Albania (Czech Republic )

(18.06.2003)

Prague (Czech Republic) - The Czech Republic subsidised mine clearance in the Balkans this year again and sent $50,000 to the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF), the Foreign Ministry informed CTK today. weiterlesen >>>


One killed in landmine explosion along India-Pakistan border (India, Pakistan)

(18.06.2003)

Jodhpur (India) - One person was killed in a landmine explosion in India's western desert state of Rajasthan close to the border with Pakistan, a police spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


11 Million Square Metres Cleared of Mines (Croatia)

(18.06.2003)

Sisak (Croatia) - In the first five months of this year, around 11 million square metres of land were cleared of mines, which cost around 10.18 million euros of budgetary funds, the Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) reported on Wednesday in Sisak.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi cities blanketed by cluster bombs (Iraq)

(18.06.2003)

Baghdad (Iraq) - New evidence emerged this month of the widespread use by US and British forces of deadly cluster bombs in densely populated areas of Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Bombe nahe von deutscher Basis in Kabul entdeckt

(18.06.2003)

Am Sonntag waren drei mutmaßliche Attentäter ums Leben gekommen, als sie rund 60 Kilometer südlich von Kabul an der Straße nach Gardes unter einer Brücke eine Bombe befestigen wollten. Der fernzündbare Sprengsatz, in den Anti-Panzer-Minen integriert waren, explodierte offenbar versehentlich. weiterlesen >>>


Deminers warn it will take years to clear bitter legacy of Iraq wars (Iraq)

(17.06.2003)

Iraq - Deminers say it will take years to clear the hundreds of tons of unexploded ordnance, from cluster bombs to anti-air missiles, that litter residential areas across Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Flood sweeps, scatters land mines in northern Afghan province (Afghanistan)

(16.06.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Flash floods caused by heavy rains have carried land mines, deeply planted in the past in Baghlan Province, to several other areas posing a threat to the lives of civilians, said a UN spokesman. weiterlesen >>>


Blast From the Past (Namibia)

(16.06.2003)

Windhoek (Namibia) - An anti-tank landmine exploded in Oshakati West on Saturday morning when a road grader drove over it. weiterlesen >>>


10,000 landmines laid by Nepalese army (Nepal)

(15.06.2003)

The Nepalese army has laid 10,000 anti-personnel mines across Nepal, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). weiterlesen >>>


KATHMANDU

(15.06.2003)

The Nepalese army has laid 10,000 anti-personnel mines across Nepal, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).  weiterlesen >>>


US soldiers kill 82: report

(14.06.2003)

A MASSIVE US army attack (with cluster bombs) on a desert training camp in Iraq earlier this week killed 82 fighters, some of whom appeared to have been summarily executed, according to witness reports today. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blows up bus, kills four (Uganda)

(13.06.2003)

Nairobi (Kenia) - At least four people were killed on Tuesday and 25 others injured in Pader district of northern Uganda, when a landmine blew up the bus they were travelling in, news agencies reported.  weiterlesen >>>


"Dumme" Bomben gegen Saddam

(13.06.2003)

Entgegen den Angaben des US-Verteidigungsministeriums waren 30 Prozent aller gegen den Irak eingesetzten Waffen sogenannte "dumme Waffen" die ungelenkt und ungezielt verwendet wurden. Das Pentagon hatte bislang angegeben, dass 90 Prozent aller gegen den Irak eingesetzten Waffen Präzisionswaffen gewesen seien.


'Dumb' Bombs Used To Topple Saddam

(13.06.2003)

Canberra - A third of the bombs dropped on Iraq were old-style "dumb weapons " - despite suggestions from the Pentagon that 90 per cent of munitions used would be precision-guided.  weiterlesen >>>


Karabakh expert says capital "almost completely demined" (Nagorny-Karabakh)

(12.06.2003)

Yerevan (Armenia) - During four months of 2003, 192 antipersonnel and 165 anti-tank mines have been rendered harmless on the territory of Nagornyy Karabakh jointly by the British The HALO Trust organization and Nagornyy Karabakh [NKR] emergency department. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Causes Repatriation Setback (Angola)

(12.06.2003)

Johannesburg (South Africa) - Angolan refugees about to return home from Zambia this week suffered a setback when an unexploded landmine was discovered on an Angolan road they expected to travel on. weiterlesen >>>


Two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir mine blast (India)

(12.06.2003)

Srinagar (India) - Two Indian soldiers were killed and five wounded when their vehicle ran over a landmine in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


European Commission Gives 10 Million Euro to Combat Landmines (EU, Iraq)

(11.06.2003)

The European Commission has granted Euro 10 million in humanitarian aid to help protect people affected by unexploded landmines and bombs in Iraq. Funds allocated via the Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO will provide safety training, information on the location of such unexploded landmines and bombs and some minefield clearance.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine, UXO Casualties Rise Slightly (Cambodia)

(11.06.2003)

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) - The number of victims of land mines and unexploded ordnance in April was slightly more than the same month last year, the Cambodia Daily quoted a monthly report by the Cambodian Red Cross and Handicap International as saying. weiterlesen >>>


One killed and 8 injured as car hits landmine (Kenya)

(11.06.2003)

Nairobi (Kenya) - A police reservist was killed and eight people seriously injured when a vehicle they were traveling in was blown up by a landmine in Moyale area. weiterlesen >>>


Five die, 19 injured when bus hits land mine (Uganda)

(10.06.2003)

Kampala (Uganda) - At least five people died and 19 others were critically injured when a bus hit a land mine in northern Uganda where rebels have been active for 17 years, government and military officials said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-landmines campaigners pitch for ban (Nepal)

(10.06.2003)

Kathmandu (Nepal) - Human rights activists criticized the actors of the civil war in Nepal für using landmines in the conflict. weiterlesen >>>


The Fifth Meeting of State Parties to the Ottawa Convention in Thailand (Thailand)

(10.06.2003)

Bangkok (Thailand) - Having fulfilled its obligations under the Ottawa Convention in destroying all stockpiled anti-personnel mines it possessed, Thailand is preparing to host the Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Ottawa Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Norway donation helps to clear Guatemala of war-era ordnance (Norway, Guatemala)

(07.06.2003)

Washington (USA) - The government of Norway has donated more than $670,000 to efforts to remove unexploded ordnance left behind from Guatemala's civil war, the Organization of American States (OAS) said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Die Schatten von Ruanda

(06.06.2003)

Unter Führung Frankreichs soll eine EU-Truppe die ethnischen Massaker zwischen Hema und Lendu im Kongo beenden. Eine UN-Blauhelmtruppe sah bislang nur tatenlos zu. Die Hema-Miliz "Union Kongolesischer Patrioten" (UPC) hat bereits Widerstand angekündigt. Sie verfügt über schwere Maschinengewehre, Raketenwerfer sowie Anti-Personen- und Anti-Panzer-Minen. weiterlesen >>>


Alte und neue Blindgänger im Irak

(06.06.2003)

Hunderte von Gefahrenzonen im ganzen Land weiterlesen >>>


Commission grants EUR 10 million to combat landmines in Iraq (Iraq)

(05.06.2003)

The European Commission has granted EUR 10 million in Humanitarian Aid to help protect people affected by unexploded landmines and bombs in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Rocket attack halts more U.N. Afghan demining (Afghanistan)

(05.06.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - The United Nations said on Thursday it had halted more mine clearance work on the road between the Afghan capital and the restive south after a rocket landed outside a camp of Afghan deminers. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill 230 in Burundi (Burundi)

(05.06.2003)

Bujumbura (Burundi) - Anti-personnel landmines killed at least 230 civilians including 36 children in Burundi between 2001 and 2002, the Interior and Public Security Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq's children bear brunt of unexploded munitions (Iraq)

(04.06.2003)

London (UK) - The war in Iraq has left the country littered with explosives - landmines, ammunition left behind by Iraqi forces and live bomblets from U.S. and British attacks -- which have injured at least 15 people a day since Saddam Hussein's government fell on April 9. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Group Asked to Leave Eritrea (Eritrea)

(04.06.2003)

The Eritrean government has once again asked the UK-based demining charity, the Halo Trust, which has been involved in demining the area along its border with Ethiopia, to leave the country, claiming that it can do the job better itself.  weiterlesen >>>


Four killed as MCC ultras trigger landmine blast (India)

(04.06.2003)

Ranchi (India) - Four persons, including three CISF jawans (soldiers), were killed when suspected ultras of Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) triggered a landmine blast in Bakaro district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand's early Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Third EU donation in support of demining projects in south eastern Europe (Slovenia)

(03.06.2003)

Ljubljana (Slovenia) - An agreement was signed Tuesday on a new EU donation to a Slovenia-run demining fund (ITF) amounting to EUR 3.65 million. This is the third EU donation for ITF projects, for which the EU has allocated a total of EUR 8.15 million.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills official in Chechen capital (Chechnya)

(03.06.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - A Chechen Interior Ministry official was killed and another injured when a Russian armored convoy ran over a landmine in Grozny on Tuesday, Chechnya's chief prosecutor has said. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mines: Treaty Backers Encouraged By Progress (Switzerland)

(03.06.2003)

Geneva (Switzerland) - A meeting of the parties to the Land Mine Convention begins here today, with participants encouraged by the staying power of the treaty banning the use of antipersonnel land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed, nine injured in Grozny blast (Chechnya)

(03.06.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Three people were killed and nine injured when an explosive device planted on a road in Grozny, the capital of breakaway Chechnya, went off this morning, a police source said. weiterlesen >>>


Finland's Minister of Defence would keep anti-personnel mines (Finland)

(03.06.2003)

Helsinki (Finland) - Minister of Defence Matti Vanhanen (Centre Party) would maintain anti-personnel mines as part of Finland's defences.  weiterlesen >>>


Allied use of cluster bombs illegal, minister admits (UK, Iraq)

(03.06.2003)

London (UK) - The Government admitted during the war on Iraq that the use of cluster bombs against civilian targets would "not be legal", a letter obtained by The Independent has revealed. weiterlesen >>>


Minister confirms that cluster bombs were used on civilian areas in Iraq

(03.06.2003)

British troops used cluster bombs in built-up areas during the war in Iraq, the Government confirmed for the first time yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Revealed: The Cluster Bombs That Litter Iraq

(03.06.2003)

The shocking extent of unexploded cluster bombs dropped by American and British planes, which litter Iraq eight weeks after the conflict, is revealed in detail for the first time today.  weiterlesen >>>


Banning landmines fights terrorism (USA)

(02.06.2003)

It is appropriate that we now take an honest look at the terror caused by landmines a weapon that does not know the difference between the foot of soldier and that of a child. weiterlesen >>>


Five killed as landmine explodes in arms dealer's house (Somalia)

(02.06.2003)

Mogadishu (Somalia) - Five people were killed when a landmine exploded in the house of a weapons dealer in southern Mogadishu, neighbours and medical sources said Monday. weiterlesen >>>