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Kolumbien: Tausende Menschen beteiligen sich am Marathon gegen Landminen

(01.04.2012)

Über 4.000 Menschen sind am 01. April 2012 beim Marathon "Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer" in Bogota/Kolumbien mitgelaufen. Kolumbien gehört zu den Ländern, in denen jedes Jahre eine hohe Zahl an Minenopfern zu beklagen ist. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bein zeigen für Minenopfer: Flashmob am Brandenburger Tor

(28.03.2012)

Höhepunkt der Kampagne „Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer“: Öffentliche Aktion in Berlin am 4. April, 12 Uhr, dem internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über Minengefahr. weiterlesen >>>


"Zeig Dein Bein"-Kampagne macht erneut auf die Landminenkatastrophe aufmerksam

(28.03.2012)

Audio-Beitrag über die Kampagne "Zeig Dein Bein für Minenopfer", die weltweit Menschen auffordert, das Hosenbein hochzuschlagen, um Solidarität mit Zehntausenden Minenopfern zu zeigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Niederländische Regierung will Investitionen in Streubombenhersteller verbieten

(27.03.2012)

Die Niederländische Regierung kündigt in einem Brief an das Parlament an, ab 2013 alle neuen direkten Investitionen in Hersteller von Streubomben verbieten zu wollen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Occupy-Bewegung marschiert wieder vor Regensburger Banken

(26.03.2012)

Am Freitag, den 30. März, führen Attac und Occupy-Aktivisten in Regensburg unter anderem Strassentheaterstücke auf, die die Finanzierung von Streubombenherstellern durch Banken thematisieren. weiterlesen >>>


Bundestag lehnt Antrag über ein Investitionsverbot in Streubomben ab

(23.03.2012)

Landmine.de dokumentiert die Stellungnahmen von Regierungs- und Oppositionsfraktionen. weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Debatte über Streumunition

(22.03.2012)

Streubomben sind eine völkerrechtswidrige Waffengattung. Und dennoch werden sie immer noch produziert. An den herstellenden Unternehmen sind teilweise auch noch deutsche Investmentsfonds beteiligt. weiterlesen >>>


Rüstungsgegner werfen Deutscher Bank Wortbruch vor

(21.03.2012)

Laut Facing Finance investiert die Deutsche Bank in Firmen, die an der Herstellung von Streumunition beteiligt sind. Die Bank verweist auf eine Selbstverpflichtung ihrer Partner. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanischer Offizier kritisiert Bundeswehr

(02.06.2003)

Afghanische Militärs haben der Bundeswehr Leichtsinnigkeit vorgeworfen. Dies sei auch der Grund für den Tod eines deutschen Soldaten.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundeswehrsoldat stirbt bei Minenexplosion (Afghanistan)

(31.05.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Bei einer Minenexplosion in der Nähe der afghanischen Hauptstadt Kabul ist am Donnerstag ein deutscher Soldat ums Leben gekommen. Ein zweiter wurde verletzt, als das Militärfahrzeug der Soldaten auf die Mine fuhr. Er ist nicht in Lebensgefahr.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills German soldier, says ISAF (Afghanistan)

(31.05.2003)

In Afghanistan, a German peacekeeping soldier has been killed by a landmine while traveling in an off-road vehicle near Kabul.  weiterlesen >>>


OSCE supports first international mine clearance project (Tajikistan)

(30.05.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - An agreement to start the first internationally supported mine clearance operations in Tajikistan was signed yesterday in the OSCE Center in Dushanbe, clearing the way for a nation-wide Mine Action Project to start in June.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechnya's children given lessons in land mine awareness (Chechnya)

(30.05.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Chechnya's legitimate authorities, teachers and staff of humanitarian missions have launched a massive mine awareness campaign in Chechnya addressed first and foremost to young kids. weiterlesen >>>


Two school children die in Kashmir landmine blast (India)

(30.05.2003)

Jammu (India) - Two children were killed when they stepped on a landmine in Indian Kashmir on Friday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


New Zealand to help de-mining in Sri Lanka (New Zealand, Sri Lanka)

(30.05.2003)

Wllington (New Zealand) - New Zealand is providing $140,000 to help fund a United Nations led de-mining programme in Sri Lanka, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG

(29.05.2003)

Deutscher ISAF-Soldat in Kabul von Antifahrzeugmine getötet - Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordern erneut Verbot aller Landminen weiterlesen >>>


Russia patents new technology for scrapping antipersonnel mines (Russia)

(29.05.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - The Bazalt state-owned research and production enterprise has created and patented a unique technology of scrapping antipersonnel mines, the Bazalt director general, Vladimir Korenkov, said on Thursday [29 May]. weiterlesen >>>


International mine clearing operation to begin in June (Tajikistan)

(29.05.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - An international mine clearing operation in Tajikistan will begin in June this year, an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe official said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Experts assess progress on de-mining (Lebanon)

(28.05.2003)

Beirut (Lebanon) - The progress of the de-mining process in Lebanon and its remaining priorities and difficulties were discussed Tuesday during the fifth plenary meeting of the International Support Group (ISG) for de-mining, at UN House in Beirut. weiterlesen >>>


Three German NGO workers injured in mine blast in eastern Afghanistan

(28.05.2003)

Three workers of a foreign NGO have been injured when their vehicle drove over a mine in eastern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


One killed, four injured in mine blast (Chechnya)

(27.05.2003)

One serviceman has died and four were wounded as a result of an explosion of a radio-controlled landmine in the Grozny district of Chechnya, a source in the Russian Interior Minister told RBC.  weiterlesen >>>


From Mines To Toys (Ukraine)

(27.05.2003)

Donetsk (Ukraine) - A NATO project to disarm mines might be expanded across East Europe. weiterlesen >>>


US soldier killed in Iraqi ambush

(27.05.2003)

A US soldier was killed and another injured when their supply convoy was attacked  weiterlesen >>>


4 killed, 8 injured in land mine blast (Myanmar)

(26.05.2003)

Mae Sot (Thailand) - Land mines being laid by Myanmar soldiers in an insurgency-hit border area went off accidentally, killing four people and injuring eight, Thai officials at the border said. weiterlesen >>>


Arms hidden by Chechen militants uncovered in northeastern Georgia (Chechnya)

(25.05.2003)

Tbilisi (Georgia) - The Georgian special services have uncovered an arms cache near the village of Barisakho in the vicinity of the Ingushetia section of the Georgian-Russian border. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN

(24.05.2003)

Zwei Verletzte bei Anschlag auf deutsches Hilfswerk weiterlesen >>>


US Landmine Experts Begin Removal Work (Iraq)

(24.05.2003)

Land mine experts from the United States are in Iraq beginning the task of removing what could be as many as 10,000 land mines from throughout the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining activities suspended following armed attacks (Afghanistan)

(23.05.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - The United Nations demining program has suspended its activities in south Afghanistan after fatal armed attacks, a spokesman said here on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Three army servicemen killed in Chechnya (Chechnya)

(23.05.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Three servicemen of federal troops were killed and one injured in Chechnya on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels responsible for mining of roads detained (Chechnya)

(22.05.2003)

Two rebels believed to have been making explosives and mining roads have been detained in Chechnya's Gudermes district, the head of the press service of the North Caucasus operative department, Tamerlan Kazikhanov, told Tass on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


War-era shell kills three (Vietnam)

(22.05.2003)

Hanoi (Vietnam) - Three men were killed in central Vietnam after a war-era bomb exploded while they were salvaging scrap metal and explosives from it, police said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


EU to finance landmines impact survey (Somalia)

(22.05.2003)

Nairobi (Kenya) - The European Union (EU) has approved 1.5 million dollars in funding for a major project to support the second phase of a landmine impact survey in Somalia, an EU statement said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


UN mission in Afghanistan to escort de-mining operation (Afghanistan)

(22.05.2003)

Responding to increasingly serious attacks on UN mine clearing staff in southwestern Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) decided Thursday to send armed escorts to road missions in that country. weiterlesen >>>


Three Russian soldiers die in landmine blast near Chechen border (Chechyna)

(22.05.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Three servicemen of the Russian Defence Ministry died and two were injured in a highland district of Ingushetia bordering Chechnya on Friday [16 May] when their armoured personnel carrier hit a landmine, sources at the Defence Ministry told ITAR-TASS. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded federal ammunition makes up most of landmines used by Chechen guerillas (Chechnya)

(22.05.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Guerillas have enough explosives because the federal forces have left hundreds of tonnes of ammunition in Chechnya, Major Yevgeny Pasynok, the chief of engineering service of the Grozny military commandant's office, said in an interview published in Izvestia on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Fifty people killed by landmines in past three years (Tajikistan)

(22.05.2003)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - Seventy people have hit landmines in Tajikistan over the past three years. Fifty were killed, a high-ranking Tajik border service official told Interfax. weiterlesen >>>


MILF plant landmines (Phillippines)

(22.05.2003)

Manila (Philippines) - Moro Islamic Liberation Front members have planted landmines in Munai, Lanao del Norte - one of the towns bombed by Air Force planes last Saturday - to slow down government troops pursuing them. weiterlesen >>>


Civilian wounded as landmine explodes in Bunia (Congo)

(22.05.2003)

Bunia (Democratic Republic of Congo) - A young man was wounded Monday when a landmine went off in the central marketplace in Bunia, in the embattled northeastern Ituri region of DRC, a healthworker told AFP. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq's landmine legacy

(22.05.2003)

Basra (Iraq) - Hundreds of Iraqis are killed or injured each month by landmines. Any country suffers from the dangers posed by unexploded munitions after a war, but Iraq has been through three major conflicts in the last 30 years and UN officials say it is the most contaminated country they have ever worked in.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen rebels reuse Russian shells (Chechnya)

(22.05.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Guerrillas have enough explosives because the federal forces have left hundreds of tonnes of ammunition in Chechnya, Maj Yevgeniy Pasynok, chief of the engineering service of the Groznyy military commandant's office, said in an interview published in Izvestiya on Tuesday [20 May].  weiterlesen >>>


55,000 landmines remain active (Nicaragua)

(22.05.2003)

Managua (Nicaragua) - The Organization of American States (OAS) affirmed on Wednesday that about 55,000 anti-personnel mines remain active in Nicaragua, posing a threat to civilians. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN

(21.05.2003)

UN setzen Aktionen zur Minenräumung aus weiterlesen >>>


Rebels Target Aid Workers in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(21.05.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Aid workers in Afghanistan say rebels are increasingly targeting them in an effort to undermine the U.S.-backed government and undermine post-war reconstruction. weiterlesen >>>


Belgian Prosecutor May Send Franks Case to U.S.

(21.05.2003)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brussels prosecutor will probably pass a war crimes lawsuit against General Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, on to the United States, a judicial official said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


David meets Goliath

(20.05.2003)

The United States has the ability to kill off any nation on the planet. The biggest bombs, the biggest budget and the biggest army can destroy others in a number of ways. The US military is spoilt for choice when it comes to weaponry.  weiterlesen >>>


Tödliches Erbe des Kriegs

(20.05.2003)

Vietnam: Nicht detonierte Sprengfallen fordern jährlich 1.000 Menschenleben  weiterlesen >>>


Questions linger about Hillah battle that left hundreds of civilian (Iraq)

(18.05.2003)

Hillah (Iraq) - A month after U.S. cluster munitions fell in a deadly shower on Hillah's teeming slums as U.S. forces drove toward victory in Baghdad, 55 miles to the north, the most telling evidence may lie in the crowded, fly-infested wards of the city hospital, where the toll of dead and wounded still mounts. weiterlesen >>>


New Afghan army suffers first casualty (Afghanistan)

(18.05.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Afghanistan's new national army has suffered its first casualty - a soldier killed when he stepped on a landmine, the U.S. military said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Kenya to host first landmines review conference next year (Kenya)

(17.05.2003)

Niarobi(Kenya) - Kenya will next year host the first review conference of the convention on the prohibition of anti- personnel mines and their destruction, the foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Three Russian soldiers die in landmine blast (Chechnya)

(17.05.2003)

Moscow (Russia) - Three servicemen of the Russian Defence Ministry died and two were injured in a highland district of Ingushetia bordering Chechnya on Friday [16 May] when their armoured personnel carrier hit a landmine, sources at the Defence Ministry told ITAR-TASS.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. bombs still kill decades after war's end (Vietnam)

(16.05.2003)

Quang Tri (Vietnam) - The land around this central Vietnamese province is hostile to humans. Despite exhaustive efforts, farmers rarely harvest enough rice to feed their families. Worse, nearly three decades after the end of the U.S. invasion of. Vietnam, the land still kills locals with unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over by U.S. armed forces. weiterlesen >>>


Man blows himself up planting mine outside Afghan government office (Afghanistan)

(16.05.2003)

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - A suspected terrorist accidentally blew himself up Thursday while planting a land mine outside a government office in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border, a senior security official said. weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon challenged over cluster bomb deaths

(16.05.2003)

Iraq Body Count, a group that monitors the numbers of civilian deaths in the recent war and its aftermath, is challenging the Pentagon's claim that only one civilian was killed by a cluster bomb.  weiterlesen >>>


Is U.S. covering up "depleted" uranium health impacts in Iraq?

(16.05.2003)

Association of Humanitarian Lawyers weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills one boy, leaves another without legs (Colombia)

(13.05.2003)

Bogota (Colombia) - The explosion of a landmine near a southwestern Colombian town resulted in the death of a 7-year-old boy and the loss of another child's legs, authorities said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Teenager loses foot to land mine explosion in western Iran

(13.05.2003)

Shahin Dezh (Iran) - A 15-year-old boy has had his foot amputated after tripping over a land mine, left over from the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war, in this border city in western Iran. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in a landmine explosion (Afghanistan)

(13.05.2003)

Islamabad (Pakistan) - Two afghan government officials were killed Sunday when their vehicle overan a landmine in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan militia men wounded in land mine explosion near Pakistani border (Afghanistan)

(13.05.2003)

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - Two Afghan militia men were wounded when their jeep hit a land mine near the border with Pakistan, an official said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Symbolic destruction of landmines (Afghanistan)

(13.05.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - As part of its commitment under the Mine Ban Treaty, Afghanistan has begun destroying stockpiled landmines. In a UN-government joint venture, the first batch of 536 antipersonnel mines and 20 antitank mines were detonated in four massive blasts on Monday to the east of the capital, Kabul. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Menschen bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet

(12.05.2003)

Islamabad (Afghanistan) - Bei der Explosion einer Mine im Osten Afghanistans sind zwei Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die Mine explodierte nach Angaben der in Pakistan ansässigen Nachrichtenagentur AIP in einer Ortschaft, etwa 20 Kilometer nordwestlich der Stadt Khost. In der Stadt seien auch zwei Bomben gefunden und entschärft worden. Ob die Mine aus dem Afghanistan- Konflikt stammt ist noch unklar.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two (Chechnya)

(12.05.2003)

Two federal servicemen were killed in a terrorist attack in Chechnya's Grozny district.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs and Iraq- The lethal detritus of war

(08.05.2003)

Unexploded bombs are still killing a great many people in Iraq The newest cluster bombs sound too good to be true. Small bomblets emerge from their casing as they hurtle towards the earth, whereupon sensors guide them to tanks and other targets, as mini-parachutes slow their descent. If the bomblets fail to find something suitable to destroy, they automatically self-destruct.  weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag in Afghanistan

(08.05.2003)

UN unterbricht Minensuche weiterlesen >>>


How many civilians were killed by cluster bombs?

(07.05.2003)

An independent research organisation has published detailed evidence of at least 200 civilians killed by coalition cluster bombs since the start of the Iraq War  weiterlesen >>>


IDET 2003 - Tschechischer Waffenhersteller steht im Verdacht gegen die Ottawa-Konvention zu verstoßen

(06.05.2003)

Presseerklärung - Deutscher Initiativkreis für das Verbot von Landminen weiterlesen >>>


Iraqis examine cluster bombed used in "Iraqi Freedom"

(06.05.2003)

On April 1, 2003, Human Rights Watch reported that US ground forces in Iraq were using cluster munitions with a high failure rate creating immediate and long-term dangers for civilians and friendly soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


M77 Cluster bomb part likely behind Jordan explosion

(06.05.2003)

The explosive that killed a Jordanian security official who confiscated it from a Mainichi photographer at an international airport in Amman could have been one of the small bombs contained in a cluster bomb, eyewitnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


TV Not Concerned by Cluster Bombs, DU: "That's just the way life is in iraq"

(05.05.2003)

Media have been quick to declare the U.S. war against Iraq a success, but in-depth investigative reporting about the war's likely health and environmental consequences has been scarce.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: after the war: Britain and US accused over cluster bombs

(05.05.2003)

The lives of Iraqi civilians are being endangered because Britain and the United States are failing to provide adequate information about their forces' use of cluster bombs, says the New York-based monitoring group Human Rights Watch.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills British soldier (Iraq)

(04.05.2003)

A British soldier from 16 Air Assault Brigade has died following a landmine explosion at the Qalat Salih airbase 70 miles north of Basra on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine injures police in Chechnya

(04.05.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - A Ural vehicle carrying Chechen OMON special police officers exploded in the village of Chernorechye, Grozny region, after hitting a landmine. One policeman was injured in the incident. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq's deadly legacy

(04.05.2003)

Days after President Bush said the war in Iraq was over, woman and children are still dying from unexploded mines and shells. As many as 80 civilians have died and more than 500 have been injured - many of them children. weiterlesen >>>


Two boys injured in explosion of suspected landmine (Malawi)

(03.05.2003)

Blantyre (Malawi) - Two boys warming themselves by a fire were injured in an explosion that police suspect could have been caused by abandoned weapons, officials said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Up to four children injured daily by landmines: UN (Iraq)

(02.05.2003)

Amman (Jordan) - Between three and four children are injured each day by landmines according to a study conducted in the northern Iraqi region of Kirkuk, a United Nations official told a news conference Thursday in Jordan. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan landmine blast kills two, injures 30

(01.05.2003)

The Afghan authorities have said two people were killed and nearly 30 injured in a landmine explosion in northern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Military Observer Killed in Landmine Accident (Congo)

(29.04.2003)

A United Nations military observer was killed and another seriously injured this weekend when their vehicle drove over a landmine in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Misleading on Cluster Munitions (USA, Iraq)

(29.04.2003)

Washington (USA) - U.S. claims that cluster munitions have not caused significant damage to civilians in Iraq are highly misleading since the Pentagon is evidently citing only figures on air-dropped cluster bombs, Human Rights Watch said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Clusters Info Needed from U.S., U.K: Ground-Launched Cluster Munitions Endangering Civilians

(29.04.2003)

The United States and United Kingdom are failing to provide adequate data on their cluster munition strikes in Iraq, and this lack of information is endangering Iraqi civilians, Human Rights Watch charged today. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Implement Three-Year Mine Action Program in Iraq -

(29.04.2003)

Humanitarian program will be expanded from north to whole country. The United States is implementing a three-year, $25 million humanitarian mine action program for Iraq,  weiterlesen >>>


Children's Suffering Appals Mine Campaigner (New Zealand)

(28.04.2003)

A world wide moratorium on the use of cluster bombs is urged by a leading New Zealand campaigner against landmines. John Head of Raumati, a member of the Campaign Against Landmines who worked for years on the international treaty barring the use of anti-personnel mines, said he was appalled by the injuries being sustained by Iraqi children who had inadvertently picked up unexploded bomblets.  weiterlesen >>>


The tragedy of the children

(28.04.2003)

On the floor of the windowless hut where her family lives, 12-year-old Montaha Ali suffered in silence Sunday. Her brown eyes were watchful, but she did not have the strength to shoo away the swarm of flies attacking the freshly bandaged wound on her chest. weiterlesen >>>


Fighting is over but the deaths go on

(28.04.2003)

Guardian investigation reveals mines have killed up to 80 civilians since the conflict ended. Unexploded ordnance and landmines littering northern Iraq have killed or maimed more people - many of them children - since the end of the war than during the fighting, weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Cluster Munitions Used in Iraq War

(26.04.2003)

LONDON - The British army fired over 2,000 cluster munitions from artillery pieces during the battle for Basra, far more that the number of cluster bombs dropped by the UK air force, the Ministry of Defence has admitted.  weiterlesen >>>


Joint Chiefs head defends cluster bomb use in Iraq

(26.04.2003)

1,500 US-cluster bombs were used in the war against Iraq, and 26 were dropped in populated areas weiterlesen >>>


DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

(25.04.2003)

Myers: At the last press briefing, I was asked about cluster munitions, and we talked about them briefly there. Coalition forces dropped nearly 1,500 cluster bombs of varying types during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most were precision-guided.  weiterlesen >>>


Army fired over 2,000 cluster munitions in Iraq

(25.04.2003)

The army fired more than 2,000 cluster munitions from artillery pieces during the battle for Basra, far outstripping the number of cluster bombs dropped by Royal Air Force jets during the invasion of Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordan to destroy last stocks of landmines (Jordan)

(24.04.2003)

Amman (Jordan) - Jordan is set to destroy 92,800 US-made landmines Wednesday, ridding the kingdom of its final stockpiles of the deadly weapons, officials said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand to destroy its landmine stockpile this week (Thailand)

(23.04.2003)

Bangkok (Thailand) - Thailand this week will become the first country in mainland Southeast Asia to complete the destruction of its landmine stockpiles, but its border areas remain contaminated with the buried weapons, the UN said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


A Fresh Threat To Innocents As Guns Fall Silent (Iraq)

(22.04.2003)

Most guns may have fallen silent but the death toll in Iraq continues to rise. In the city of Kirkuk in the past seven days, 52 people have been killed and 63 injured by mines and dangerously unstable unexploded munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Money for Mine-Sniffing Dogs (USA, Armenia)

(22.04.2003)

Using funds raised by the Armenian-American community, a team of six trained dogs will be trained and sent to scour fields in Armenia to sniff out deadly land mines, which pose a widespread threat there. weiterlesen >>>


Four security officers wounded in land mine blast (Chechnya)

(22.04.2003)

Grozny (Chechnya) - Four officers from the Federal Security Service directorate for the Republic of Chechnya have been wounded when their vehicle hit a land mine in Groznyy, the republic's Interior Ministry told ITAR-TASS today.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghans protestors call for international ban on land mines (Afghanistan)

(22.04.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Hundreds of Afghan land mine victims, including disabled children, joined thousands of people on a march through Kabul Sunday calling for an international ban on land mines and help for victims.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban killed while laying landmine (Afghanistan)

(22.04.2003)

Spin Boldak (Afghanistan) - A suspected Taliban guerrilla was killed in southeastern Afghanistan while trying to lay an anti-tank mine on a road used by Afghan and U.S. forces, police said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Use of Clusters in Baghdad Condemned (USA, Iraq)

(22.04.2003)

The U.S. Central Command should respond publicly to evidence that U.S. forces used cluster munitions in a populated area of Baghdad, Human Rights Watch urged today. weiterlesen >>>


Two children killed in mine explosion (Iran)

(22.04.2003)

Two Marivani children, Barzan Rahimi, 8, and Mohammad Hasani, 10, were killed at the outskirts of their village stepping on a landmine planted early 1980s by the counter-revolutionary groups who stood up against the central government.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan has no plan to discard cluster bombs (Japan)

(22.04.2003)

Tokyo (Japan) - The Self-Defense Forces (SDF) possess cluster bombs but Japan has no plan to get rid of the widely condemned antipersonnel weapons, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Two children killed by landmine explosions in north (Angola)

(22.04.2003)

Two children were killed and another two were seriously wounded when they were playing with a landmine in Uige Province in northern Angola, Radio Ecclesia announced today.  weiterlesen >>>


De-miner killed as Afghanistan launches war on "silent killers" (Afghanistan)

(22.04.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - The death of an Afghan de-miner Tuesday coincided with the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the millions of landmines that contaminate the country's landscape.  weiterlesen >>>


Minister says land mine situation "serious" (Mozambique)

(22.04.2003)

Maputo (Mozambique) - Foreign and Cooperation Minister Leonardo Simao told a meeting of the National Demining Institute in Maputo today that the land mine situation in the country was serious. A total of 47 people died in land mine incidents in the country in 2002. Nine of the victims were soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Awareness campaign against landmines launched (Afghanistan)

(22.04.2003)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - Anti-landmine activists and UN officials on Tuesday called for participation of the Afghan people in the fight against the "silent killer," which has become an impediment to the country's reconstruction efforts.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight policemen killed in landmine blast (India)

(22.04.2003)

New Delhi (India) - At least eight policemen were killed and three seriously injured when an outlawed militant group blew up a patrol vehicle in Nawada district in east India's Bihar state Tuesday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR teaching returning refugees to identify land mines (Angola)

(22.04.2003)

Lusaka (Zambia)- The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has begun a campaign to teach Angolan refugees in Zambia to identify land mines before they return home, officials reported Thursday weiterlesen >>>


One killed, 7 wounded in land mine explosion (Pakistan)

(22.04.2003)

Lahore (Pakistan) - A pickup truck carrying 12 members of one family ran over a land mine in central Pakistan, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Thirteen killed after land mine explosion (Somalia)

(22.04.2003)

Mogadishu (Somalia) - Reports from south-central Somalia say free movement of vehicles around Baydhabo has stopped. This follows a minibus hitting a land mine near Baydhabo yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Kriegsfolgen

(19.04.2003)

Minen und Blindgänger weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb "duds" leave behind a minefield

(18.04.2003)

The Saddam Hussein regime was brought to an end, but the war is not over, nor will it be for a long time for many Iraqi civilians, particularly children, due to the left-over deadly weapons used in the war, a crucial issue in the post-war era, warn specialists. weiterlesen >>>


Seven cops killed in landmine ambush (India)

(16.04.2003)

Nawada (India) - Seven policemen were killed and two seriously injured in a landmine blast triggered by the banned Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) in Bihar's naxal-hit Nawada district today, police said.  weiterlesen >>>