Laut Halo Trust sind noch mindestens 60 km2 Land in dem Südostafrikanischen Land mit Landminen verseucht. Sie stammen aus den Zeiten des Freiheitskampfes und wurden von der damaligen Apartheitsregierung verlegt, um den Rückzug von Freiheitskämpfern nach Mosamik zu stoppen. (auf Englisch)
Zwei kleine Jungen stoßen beim Spielen auf eine Landmine, diese explodiert und die zwei Brüder erliegen im Krankenhaus ihren schweren Verletzungen. Leider kein Einzelschicksal im Irak. (auf Englisch)
Ein iranischer Entminer wurde bei der Explosion einer Landmine verletzt. Der Mann war Teil eines Teams, dass Minen an der irakischen Grenze räumte, die noch aus dem Krieg 1980-88 stammen. (auf Englisch)
Am 3. Oktober hat die Abgeordnetenkammer Italiens ein Gesetz zum Verbot von Investitionen in Hersteller von Streubomben verabschiedet. Das Verbot gilt für alle italienischen Finanzinstitute.
Bei Bauarbeiten im Garten der Schule hatten Schulkinder ein unbekanntes Objekt gesehen - und es der Schulleitung gemeldet. Ein großes Glück - denn wäre die Mine explodiert, hätte sie verheerenden Schaden angerichtet. (auf Englisch)
Handicap International veröffentlichte am 5. Oktober 2017 in Genf den Bericht: „Überall folgten uns die Bomben". Dieser zeigt, wie der Einsatz von Explosivwaffen in bevölkerten Gebieten die Menschen in und aus Syrien immer wieder zur Flucht zwingt.
Eigentlich gilt Mosmbik als frei von Minen. Doch unentdeckte Landminen, die als Restkontamination gelten, und trotz aufwändiger Suche bisher nicht gefunden werden konnten, haben vor ein paar Tagen mehrere Menschen getötet. (auf Englisch)
Nachdem Algerien bereits in diesem Jahr die Räumung sämtlicher Landminen auf dem Staatsgebiet verkündet hat, ist nun der letzte Schritt unternommen: Sämtliche Lagerbestände an Landminen wurden vernichtet. (auf Englisch)
(AFGHANISTAN) Kabul,3 May 2010- NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued the following news release:
(AFGHANISTAN) 3 May 2010 -Two soldiers from the same regiment were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan today - as tributes were paid to a "true hero" killed in an explosion yesterday.
(INDIA) Jammu, 3 May 2010 -An army jawan was critically injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion ahead of fence near Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district today while two militant hideouts were busted in Reasi and Poonch districts.
London, UNITED KINGDOM, 2 May 2010 - More than 100 British servicemen have had limbs amputated after being blown up by roadside bombs in Afghanistan, official figures showed yesterday.
Ninewa, IRAQ, 1 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website, ["IED Kills Officer in Mosul" - Aswat al-Iraq] April 30, 2010 -05:59:14
Anbar, IRAQ, 30 April 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website, ["IED Kills, Injures 7 Civilians in Falluja" - Aswat al-Iraq]
GERMANY, 30 April 2010 - On 30 April 1975 the last helicopter picked up American troops from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon and headed for home. The South Vietnamese capital had fallen, the war was over. It was like any other day for Le Kien, twenty years ago.
UNITED KINGDOM, 30 April 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 30 April: Infidels suffer heavy casualties in Helmand
CAMBODIA, 30 April 2010 (Phnom Penh Post) - Noun Sophan's life was shattered when, as a young soldier, he fell victim to a landmine that left him unable to work and support his family. But after years of suffering, Noun Sophan now helps fellow victims recover their health and dignity by giving them the tools for self-sustainability Banteay Meanchey
CAMBODIA, 30 April 2010 (Phnom Penh Post) -Kheun Sokhun, a deminer with the Mines Advisory Group in Pailin province, digs in a patch of soil that may contain a hidden landmine.
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, 30 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) -A NATO-led soldier has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in volatile southern Afghanistan, where militant-linked violence has sharply spiked in recent months, the alliance said on Friday.
GHAZNI CITY, AFGHANISTAN, 30 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) -Two Taliban insurgents have been killed by a landmine they were planting in the restive southern province of Ghazni, a police official said on Friday.
Vor 35 Jahren ging der Vietnamkrieg zu Ende. Doch noch immer leidet das Land unter den Folgen. An der ehemaligen Frontlinie gingen mehr Bomben nieder als über Europa im Zweiten Weltkrieg.
30 Apr 2010 - MAPA Celebrates International Mine Action Day
UNITED KINGDOM, 29 April 2010 - Two British soldiers were killed by a landmine in Afghanistan when their vehicle strayed from a proven track to keep an eye on trainee Afghan soldiers following behind, an inquest has heard.
AFGHANISTAN, 29 April 2010 - KABUL, April 28: A Taliban-style bomb has killed 12 civilians when their van struck the device in eastern Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan, April 29 -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued the following news release: ISAF bomb disposal experts from the Joint Force Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Taskforce have cleared the road to the market town of Shahzad in southwest Helmand.
UNITED STATES, 29 April 2010 - ORONO - Maine is about as far away as can be from Mozambique, but a group of 27 University of Maine engineering students have learned this year the work on their senior-year projects could make a difference in the African country.
IRAQ, 29 April 2010 - An explosion in Kirkuk has killed a citizen, the website of privately-owned Awene weekly newspaper reported on 29 April 2010.
TWO British soldiers were killed by a landmine in Afghanistan when their vehicle strayed from a proven track to keep an eye on trainee Afghan soldiers following behind, an inquest heard yesterday.
Bei einem Bombenanschlag in der somalischen Hauptstadt Mogadischu sind in mindestens zehn Menschen getötet worden.
(Samoa, 29 April 2010) ' Samoa became the 31st country to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 28 April 2010, just 95 days before the treaty takes effect and becomes legally binding international law on 1 August.
IRAQ, 28 April 2010 - An American soldier was killed by a bomb northeast of Baghdad, the US military said in a brief statement on Wednesday.
AFGHANISTAN, 27 April 2010 - Text of report entitled: "Five Polish soldiers killed in explosion in Ghazni" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 27 April
Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM, 25 April 2010 (Sunday Herald) - Royal Bank of Scotland is facing fresh allegations about its multi-million-pound investments in dirty and dangerous industries as campaigners prepare to protest at its AGM in Edinburgh this week.
Manila, Philippines, 24 April 2010 (Manila Standard) -The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has agreed to work with the Philippine government in clearing landmines and unexploded bombs left by decades of conflict in Mindanao.
Washington DC, USA, 24 April 2010 (Radio Free Asia) - The United States is spending millions of dollars to clean up unexploded ordinance it dropped on Laos during a secret bombing campaign during the Vietnam War, a senior U.S. official says, but legislators and advocates want it to do even more.
April 24th, 2010 -Campaigners worldwide are stepping up pressure on governments to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions in the final 100 days before it becomes binding international law, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) said today as it launched a countdown to 1 August, when the treaty enters into force.
Manila, PHILIPPINES, 23 April 2010 (The Philippine Star) - The military is planning to file before international bodies a complaint against the communist insurgents who launched a landmine attack that killed four policemen in Antipolo City, Rizal last Tuesday.
Petra, JORDAN, 23 April 2010 (Jordan News Agency (Petra)) - Czech Ambassador here Ivana Holoubkova on Friday handed over a modern de-mining system "BOZENA 5" to Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).
Calgary, CANADA, 23 April 2010 (AFP / Calgary Herald) - A Bosnian demining officer was killed and another injured when a mine exploded as they were clearing a minefield left over from the country's 1992-95 war.
Berlin (22.4.2010) Das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de zeigt sich zutiefst besorgt über Berichte wonach die Türkische Armee im April 2009 im Südosten des Landes M2A4 Antipersonenminen eingesetzt haben soll. Der Vorwurf beruht auf offiziellen türkischen Regierungsberichten, die in der türkischen Zeitung "Taraf daily" am 15.4. 2010 veröffentlicht wurden. Darüber hinaus wurde bekannt, dass im April 2009 sechs türkische Soldaten bei einer Minenexplosion in derselben Gegend ums Leben kamen, was die Absurdität des Waffensystems Landmine unterstreicht.
TURKEY, 21 April 2010 (Agence France Presse) - A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded Wednesday in a landmine explosion close to the border with Iraq in the country's southeast, the Anatolia news agency reported.
THAILAND, 20 April 2010 (Thai News Service) - Section: General News - The family of Ho Van Nguyen, a farmer from Mai Lanh Village in the central province of Quang Tri, did not celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday this year.
Mach/Quetta, PAKISTAN, 20 April 2010 (The Baluchistan Times) -Two FC security personnel were killed while an other sustained serious injuries when a security vehicle hit a landmine near Bolan, Tuesday.
PAKISTAN, 20 April 2010 (The Statesman) - Media persons had just returned on Monday after the coverage of an oil tanker blaze near Jamrud in Khyber Agency when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside the main gate of the otherwise well-guarded Police Public School (PPS) thus further adding to the sense of fear, anxiety and exasperation in the vital triangle of parents, teachers and students.
H. E. Mr. Abderrahim Ould Hadrami Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Mauritania, signs the Convention on Cluster Munitions in New York.
UNITED KINGDOM, 19 April 2010 (BBC Monitoring Middle East) -Text of report in English by privately-owned Yemeni newspaper Yemen Observer website on 18 April [Report by Abdul-Aziz Oudah: "Mines a Major Danger"]
Colombo, SRI LANKA, 19 April 2010 (Sri Lankan Government News) -The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka issued the following news release: The Government continues the process of resettlement of IDPs.
CANADA, 19 April 2010 (Montreal Gazette) - A landmine blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed eight people, and mortar rounds fired by insurgents at the city airport killed six, eyewitnesses and medics said yesterday.
KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme today urged the government to take necessary steps to make Nepal one of the State Parties to the Mine Ban Convention in a bid to support the vision world free of landmines
MURUGANDI, 7 April 2010 (IRIN) - Residents in conflict-affected northern Sri Lanka, still reeling from the effects of more than 25 years of war, are taking small but significant steps on the country's long road to recovery.
Sie sind die tödlichen Überbleibsel des Krieges: Landminen. Am 4. April war der Internationale Tag der Minenaufklärung. Meist dauert es Jahre, die Minen zu bergen. Auch im Jemen lauert an vielen Stellen die Gefahr.
Secretary-General Salutes Diligence, Courage of Mine Action Workers, Calling United Nations Efforts A Success Story, in Message for International Day
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed on 4 April: Landmines and explosive remnants of war continue to inflict a terrible toll. These indiscriminate weapons cause grievous injuries and death, hamper reconstruction in post-conflict zones, damage the environment, and are an obstacle to socio-economic and development activities long after conflicts have ended. They clog roads in Afghanistan, Sudan, Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They block access to schools and to hospitals in Laos, Gaza and Nepal.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - It was 8:30 a.m. on May 14, 2007 when Sunita Ghale, 21, and five friends went into the forest near their village to collect mushrooms for their families' dinners. The search for mushrooms led the group into the middle of the forest. When they decided to return home, they realized they had lost their way. Ghale says she remembers wandering through the forest for more than three hours in search of the path back to her village in the Lamjung district of western Nepal. Finally, they saw a telephone tower in the distance. As they approached the tower, they realized they had stumbled across a military base.
25 Mar 2010 - A Bill banning the use, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions will come into immediate effect today. The step by the UK increases momentum for a global ban on cluster munitions. The Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act received Royal Assent today. The Act implements in domestic law the Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibitions on the use, development, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
London, England (CNN) -- A law banning the use, production, and stockpiling of cluster munitions came into effect Thursday in Britain. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged other countries to enact similar legislation, saying a global ban is needed to fight such "cruel and indiscriminate weaponry."
von Sylviane Blum - Dank Schweizer Technologie und Engagement sollen Spezialisten aus Afrika lernen, wie man Landminen maschinell zerstört. Dörfer stehen leer, Kulturland liegt brach, Strassennetze gleichen Geisterbahnen. Der Grund: Landminen, die weltweit Millionen Quadratmeter Boden unbenutzbar machen.
March 25, 2010, Cluster bombs, or cluster munitions, are weapons which can be dropped from the air or fired from the ground. They release numerous explosive fragments ' bomblets, or submunitions. Bomblets which fail to explode on impact pose the threat of death or injury long after conflict is over. Their presence means a lack of access to safe land, limiting agricultural development, the reconstruction of vital infrastructure, and the work of relief and development agencies.
SRI LANKA, 18 April 2010 (Agence France Presse) -Sri Lanka's leaders have hailed the end of the island's long civil war as the start of a new era, but for soldiers injured in battle, the future is far from rosy.
Tirinkot. AFGHANISTAN, 18 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - A landmine explosion has killed two Dutch marines in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday.
Sana'a, YEMEN, 17 April 2010, (Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies) - Yemen is exerting major efforts to raise awareness about landmines and their dangers on the people.
Ankara, TURKEY, 16 April 2010 (Today's Zaman) -Muteber Ögreten, Turkey rapporteur of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), has highlighted the possibility that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has planted banned anti-personnel mines in many different locations in the Southeast following the discovery of documents indicating that the TSK had planted such mines in Sirnak last year.
Friday, April 16, 2010 The Landmine Monitor - an initiative that reports on implementation of and compliance with the 1999 Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) - will be renamed the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor in recognition of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) coming into force.
April 16th, 2010 - Leading financial institutions worldwide continue to invest more than US$43 billion in producers of cluster munitions despite a comprehensive treaty banning the weapons set to become binding international law, according to new research presented by Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) members in Geneva today.
16 April 2010 - Die Schweizer Banken UBS, Credit Suisse und Vontobel gehören laut Nichtregierungs-Organisationen zu 146 Finanzinstituten aus 15 Ländern, die Milliarden von Dollar in Firmen investieren, die Streumunition produzieren oder entwickeln.
AFGHANISTAN, 14 April 2010 (States News Service) -The following information was released by the International Committee of the Red Cross: Homemade bombs and improvised mines continue to pose a major threat to civilians in the south of Afghanistan.
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, 14 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - Canada has condemned attacks on a team working for the Demining Agency for Afghanistan in the restive southern province of Kandahar on April 11. Four deminers were killed and others 17 injured in the assaults.
SRI LANKA, 13 April 2010 (Colombo Times) -It's only 9am but already it's over 30 degrees in the 'Vanni', the rice-bowl region of northern Sri Lanka.
MANILA Philippines - Elements of Task Force Davao discovered Tuesday an improvised land mine at a highway used by government forces on Tibuloy village, Davao City. Initial reports said the six-kilo anti-tank mine had a blasting cap and wire that could be used to detoate the explosive remotely.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:20 IST COLOMBO: Perhaps for the first time in the world, a Sri Lankan publisher is offering a reward to provide the ending to an unfinished novel. Author Nihal de Silva was working on his new novel Arathi when he was killed in a terrorist landmine explosion in Sri Lanka three years ago.
AFGHANISTAN, 12 April 2010 (Windsor Star) - One Canadian soldier was killed and another injured when a blast from an improvised explosive device hit their foot patrol Sunday morning southwest of Kandahar City.
AFGHANISTAN, 11 April 2010 (Agence France Presse) - A home-made bomb tore through a bus carrying a mine clearance team in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than a dozen others, officials said.
Pul-i-Alam, AFGHANISTAN, 11 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - -Three members of a family were killed in an explosion in central Logar province, residents said on Sunday.
ASERBAIDSCHAN: Hunderttausende Flüchtlinge, verminte Landstriche und ungeduldig werdende Militärs 15 Jahre nach dem Konflikt um Nagorno-Karabach (WOZ)
Der nahen Heimat so fern Einsam hütet ein Hirte in der kargen Gegend von Zobucq auf einer Anhöhe seine Schafe. Das Gebiet hier ist wüstenartig. Etwas unwirtlich. Fernab von den fruchtbaren Tiefebenen Aserbaidschans, viele Fahrstunden weg von der Haupstadt Baku im Hinterland. In der Ferne ist ein alter Lada, ein Auto russischer Bauart, zu sehen. Zobucq umfasst fünf Siedlungen und liegt in der Provinz Fizuli. Hier leben Flüchtlinge, die 1993 während des Krieges um Nagorno-Karabach ihre Heimat, benachbarte aserbaidschanische Provinzen, aufgrund der Besetzung durch armenische Truppen verlassen mussten.
Beirut, LEBANON, 10 April 2010 (The Star) - Lebanon should sign the Ottawa Treaty banning the use of land mines, the UN's special coordinator said Friday.
Ninewa, IRAQ, 10 April 2010 (Aswat al-Iraq) - An Iraqi soldier and a child were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near them south of Mosul city on Saturday, a police source in Ninewa said.
Ninewa, IRAQ, 10 April 2010 (Aswat al-Iraq) -Two Iraqi policemen and one army soldier were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off south of Mosul city on Saturday, a local security source in Ninewa said.
Ninewa, IRAQ, 10 April 2010 (Aswat al-Iraq) - One Iraqi policeman has died of the wounds he sustained in an explosive charge blast that hit his patrol near Talafar, an informed source said on Saturday.
AUSTRALIA, 10 April 2010 (Euclid Infotech - Banks and Financial Institutions News) - The Australian government will provide one million Australian dollars (JD655,300) to the National Committee for De-mining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) in 2010 for de-mining activities.
AFGHANISTAN, 10 April 2010 (The Times) - RAF firefighters help Army to clear Helmand road of IEDs When heavy floods caused problems for a Royal Welsh unit clearing a road in Helmand of IEDs recently, they turned to an RAF firefighting team to give them a hand.
AFGHANISTAN, 9 April 2010 (New Haven Register (MCT)) - Five soldiers from the New Haven-based 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment were wounded Sunday when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Thursday.
AFGHANISTAN, 9 April 2010 (The Commercial Appeal) - The number of roadside bombs in Afghanistan has doubled in the past year, prompting U.S. officials to rush billions of dollars of new protective gear to troops and double the number of road-clearing teams.
AFGHANISTAN, 9 April 2010 (Metro) - Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are stealing metal detectors from British soldiers to make undetectable bombs, an inquest into a soldier's death heard.
Sukhumi, GEORGIA, 8 April 2010 (Interfax: Russia & CIS General Newswire) - Russian border guards have found a handmade landmine close to the Abkhaz-Georgian border, spokesman for the Russian Border Department in Abkhazia Vasily Malayev told Interfax.
AFGHANISTAN, 8 April 2010 (Agence France Presse) - The US military is poised to contain the scourge of homemade bombs in Afghanistan, despite a spike in casualties from the explosives last year among NATO-led troops, a US general said Thursday.
Mine and Cluster Bomb Survivors Urge Governments to Meet Treaty Obligations Vienna Expert Conference on Victim Assistance Opens Today
VIENNA - April 8 - Landmine and cluster munition survivors worldwide still lack access to services that would fulfill their most basic human rights, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) in a joint statement. A conference opens today in Vienna to examine how states will fulfill their promises to survivors and their communities. The event brings together governments, United Nations officials, victim assistance experts, survivors and civil society advocates.
THAILAND, 7 April 2010 (Thai News Service) - A summer day in 2000 and Ho Van Lai, aged 10, and three other friends were playing a game on a quiet sandy beach near their home in Cua Viet town in the central province of Quang Tri. But, a minute later a huge bang cut the children's game short.
Quetta, PAKISTAN, 7 April 2010 (Daily Times) - Two people were killed and four injured when their vehicle hit a landmine near Pir Koh in Dera Bugti on Tuesday.
BURMA, 7 April 2010 (BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific) - Text of report by Norway-based Burmese Democratic Voice of Burma website, on 5 April The National League for Democracy [NLD] issued a statement today calling for an end to the use of landmines in Burma. Democratic Voice of Burma [DVB] correspondent Ma Khin Hnin Htet filed this report. [Begin recording]
RUSSIA, 6 April 2010 (BBC Monitoring Caucasus) - Excerpt from report by Russian Kavkazskiy Uzel website, specializing in news from the Caucasus. A serviceman of the engineering and demining unit of the armed forces of the Russian Interior Ministry has been wounded as a result of the explosion of a pipe bomb in the republic's Shalinskiy District, in southeast Chechnya.
PAKISTAN, 6 April 2010 (The Nation) - At least two local tribesmen were killed and four others sustained injuries in a landmine blast in the restive district of Dera Bugti, some 400 km south-east of Quetta on Tuesday.
AFGHANISTAN, 5 April 2010 (BBC Monitoring South Asia) - Text of report entitled: "Seventeen soldiers killed and four captured in Khost" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 5 April [Note: This item has been processed from the Taleban's Voice of Jihad website; their Shahamat site is currently inaccessible.]
DUBAI, 4 April 2010 (IRIN) - Landmines and the explosive remnants of war kill or injure 15,000-20,000 people a year in at least 78 countries, according to the UN Mine Action Centre. While several international agreements exist to regulate or ban landmines, most notably the Mine Ban Treaty in 1999, momentum is gathering to do more to minimise these effects of armed conflict for humanitarian reasons.
Phon Sai Silavan remembers vividly the day he picked up a cluster bomb in the forest of Laos' Xiang Quang province. It was the size and shape of a tennis bal--- about the same size as the balls Laotian children use to play a game they call bou.
India has spent USD four million on demining operations in Sri Lanka's North and East to facilitate resettlement of Tamil civilians displaced during the ethnic conflict which ended in May last year following the defeat of the LTTE. The seven Indian demining teams in Sri Lanka are fully funded by New Delhi, an Indian High Commission release said on Tuesday (March 23). They have been deployed at a cost of Sri Lankan Rs 450 million (USD four million), it said.
A man in his 70s has died and a 13-year-old teenager injured when a landmine exploded in riot-shaken Dhale province in south Yemen. Police said that the explosion in the district of Juban took place when the man treaded on the landmine killing him immediately and injuring his son.
Washington, UNITED STATES, 22 March 2010 (The Wall Street Journal) - Militants in Afghanistan are building bigger and bigger roadside bombs, eschewing the kinds of sophisticated munitions that were used in Iraq in favor of mammoth explosives capable of destroying any U.S. armored vehicle.
The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: In February last year, 67 national organizations asked you to begin a review of U.S. policy on landmines. In November, your administration announced it was conducting such a review and attended the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World. We applaud those steps and now call on your leadership to see that the United States joins the Mine Ban Treaty.
UNITED STATES, 21 March 2010 (The Desert Sun) - Cambodia is simultaneously magical and savage - a country populated by generous, warm people who live on land that can literally kill them. Bill Morse knows this well. The Palm Springs man, who moved to Cambodia last year, heads up Cambodian Self Help Demining, a non-governmental organization that is run for and by Cambodians.
AMRAN, 21 March 2010 (IRIN) - At al-Hamza Girls School in the northern Governorate of Amran, Afra Omar from the National Mine Action Programme (NMAP) teaches a class of 50 students about the risk of mines. She holds up photos of some of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that were found in neighbouring Saada Governorate, where are a war between the army and Houthi-led rebels recently ended.
New Delhi, Nov 19: The historic disarmament Mine Ban Treaty entered its 10th year of entry into force in 2009. However even after ten years, India still has not signed this important treaty ' with devastating consequences. According to the Landmine Monitor Report 2009, around 3000 Indians died due to landmines and over 2000 more were injured in the last 10 years. Most casualties occurred in Jammu and Kashmir followed by Manipur in the Northeast. The other states affected by landmines are Rajasthan, Punjab, Sikkim and Naxal affected areas in Eastern and Central India.
The battle of El Alamein was a turning point in World War II but the unexploded munitions it left behind continue to kill and maim the local population, as Christian Fraser reports from Egypt.
JOHANNESBURG, Mar 19 (IRIN) - The steep decline in anti-personnel landmine use in the past decade by governments is being mirrored by a similar trend among armed non-state actors (NSAs).
JOHANNESBURG, 19 March 2010 (IRIN) - People who dared to think of a world free of anti-personnel mines used to be viewed as altruists and idle dreamers, at odds with the world's realities, in which the weapons were seen as necessary and intrinsically valuable items in any armoury.
(JOHANNESBURG) 19 March 2010 - People who dared to think of a world free of anti-personnel mines used to be viewed as altruists and idle dreamers, at odds with the world's realities, in which the weapons were seen as necessary and intrinsically valuable items in any armoury.
Washington, UNITED STATES, 19 March 2010 (USA Today) - Attacks on U.S. and allied forces with makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are 50% more lethal than three years ago, reflecting insurgents' use of more powerful explosives and the increased vulnerability of troops who patrol more on foot than in the past.Lt. Gen. Michael Oates, director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization, told a House subcommittee that the casualty rate was "disturbing" and half that of troops hit by IEDs in Iraq.
Manila, PHILIPPINES, 18 March 2010 (PNA (Philippines News Agency)) - The Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) disclosed an increasing number of landmine use by the NPAs in its indiscriminate attacks, a practice which has long been prohibited by the Ottawa and Geneva Conventions, and has been largely condemned by the public. Records from the AFP show that from 2002 to February 2010, 53 landmine incidents were perpetrated by the NPAs across the country, victimizing a total of 186 people, 34 of whom are civilians.
UNITED STATES, 18 March 2010 (Inside the Pentagon) - U.S. officials are in discussions with the Pakistani government to strictly regulate or even ban a chemical used extensively by one of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgent networks to attack coalition troops with improvised explosive devices, according to American defense officials.
CAMBODIA, 17 March 2010 (Phnom Penh Post) - Ten local artists will show their work at the UN headquarters in New York next month as part of an exhibit meant to draw global attention to the issue of landmines.