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Ottawa-Vertrag: Sri Lanka tritt bei

(17.12.2017)

Sri Lanka hat die Beitrittsurkunde zum internationalen Minenverbotsvertrag bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt. Der asiatische Inselstaat wird somit das 163. Mitglied des Ottawa-Vertrags. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Der Schriftzug des Landminemonitors 2017

Landminenmonitor 2017: Erneut Anstieg der Opferzahlen

(14.12.2017)

Mindestens 8.605 Menschen wurden durch diese Waffen im Jahr 2016 getötet oder verletzt. 2013 waren es noch 3.450 Menschen, Der massive Anstieg seither ist vor allem auf die hohen Opferzahlen in den Konfliktgebieten in Afghanistan, dem Jemen, Libyen und der Ukraine zurückzuführen. Handicap International ruft die Staaten auf, das internationale humanitäre Recht durchzusetzen und Druck auf Konfliktparteien auszuüben, um dem Einsatz dieser barbarischen Waffen ein Ende zu setzen. weiterlesen >>>


Eine Mitarbeiterin von Handicap International kniet auf dem Boden und macht Übungen mit Fayez. Dieser liegt auf dem Rücken und lacht in die Kamera.

Syrien: Drei Millionen Menschen mit Verletzungen und Behinderungen

(12.12.2017)

Die WHO und Handicap International machen auf die Bedürfnisse der geschätzten drei Millionen Menschen aufmerksam, die in Syrien mit Verletzungen und Behinderungen leben. Sie rufen die internationale Gemeinschaft dazu auf, ihre Unterstützung zu erhöhen. weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Pakistan: Drei Kinder durch Landmine verletzt

(11.12.2017)

Drei Kinder wurden bei der Explosion einer Landmine in der Region Miramshah verletzt. Laut Medienberichten ereignete sich der Unfall in der Nähe eines Checkpoints. weiterlesen >>>


USA heben Streubomben-Memorandum auf

(08.12.2017)

Die USA hatten 2008 beschlossen, sämtliche Streubomben mit einer Blindgängerquote von mehr als einem Prozent bis Ende 2018 zu vernichten. Die aktuelle Administration hat nun in einem Memo angekündigt, von diesem Plan abzurücken.  weiterlesen >>>


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20 Jahre Ottawa-Vertrag

(01.12.2017)

Der Kampf gegen Landminen geht weiter. Vor zwei Jahrzehnten errang die Diplomatie mit der Verabschiedung des Ottawa-Vertrags zum Verbot von Landminen einen einzigartigen Sieg gegen diese heimtückischen Waffen.  weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Afghanistan: Acht Menschen sterben durch Landmine

(29.11.2017)

Acht Menschen sind am Dienstag bei der Explosion einer Anti-Fahrzeug-Mine in der Provinz Kandahar gestorben. Die Zivilpersonen waren mit ihrem Auto über eine Mine gefahren. Zwei weitere Personen wurde schwer verletzt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Screenshot - ein kleines Mädchen schaut in die Kamera

Laos: Dokumentation „This Little Land of Mines“

(22.11.2017)

Die junge amerikanische Filmemacherin Erin McGoff dreht eine vielversprechende Dokumentation über die massiven Bombenangriffe der USA auf Laos - und porträtiert die Stärke der Menschen, die heute mit Millionen Blindgängern leben müssen. Ein Trailer ist bereits fertig, nun sammelt Erin Mittel zur endgültigen Realisierung des Projekts. weiterlesen >>>


RP chairs 'Inhumane Weapons' meet in Geneva

(04.05.2010)

(PHILIPPINES), Manila,5 May 2010 -The Philippines led the meetings of the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), also known as the "Inhumane Weapons Convention," at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a news release Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Navy bomb disposal expert killed by IED in Afghanistan

(04.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) Kandahar, 5 May 2010 - A Canadian sailor who was deployed for the first time to Afghanistan only a couple of weeks ago has been killed by the blast from a makeshift bomb, the very type of device he was in the country to defuse. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb teams grapple with unseen enemy

(04.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 5 May 2010 - Australian and other coalition forces operating in Afghanistan know their lives depend on keeping their eyes peeled for IEDs - the explosive devices that have claimed the lives and limbs of so many soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Das Wettrüsten mit den Taliban

(04.05.2010)

(Afghanistan) Mit selbstgebauten Sprengsätzen versuchen die Aufständischen, die Bundeswehr zu zermürben.  weiterlesen >>>


5 soldiers hurt in landmine blast

(04.05.2010)

FIVE SOLDIERS were wounded when the truck they were riding hit a landmine along the President Roxas-Arakan road on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Somali mosque rocked by explosion

(04.05.2010)

Mogadishu - An explosion in a mosque in the southern Somali port city of Kismayu on Sunday killed at least one person and wounded about 10 worshippers, witnesses said "We were in the middle of prayer when something, we are guessing a hand grenade, hit the mosque," Ahmed Yusuf, who was inside at the time, told Reuters by phone. weiterlesen >>>


FARC-Rebellen töten fünf Soldaten der kolumbianischen Streitkräfte

(04.05.2010)

Die Revolutionären Streitkräfte Kolumbiens (FARC) töteten fünf Soldaten der kolumbianischen Streitkräfte nach einem Sprengstoff-Angriff in der Nähe der Grenze zu Ecuador. Die Soldaten waren an einer Aktion zur Zerstörung eines illegalen Koka-Feldes beteiligt. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldier killed in IED blast in Afghanistan

(03.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 4 May 2010- A Canadian soldier, Petty Officer (second class) Douglas Craig Blake, 37, has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan reports 33% increase in civilian deaths; Roadside and suicide bombings are mainly to blame in the loss of 173 lives in the last month, up from 2009. (AFGHANISTAN)

(03.05.2010)

UNITED STATES, 3 May 2010 - Civilian deaths in the last month jumped by one-third over the same period a year ago, the Afghan government said Sunday. The surge in noncombatant fatalities is considered particularly worrisome in advance of a major Western military offensive in Kandahar province this spring and summer. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodians killed, 10 injured in landmine explosion

(03.05.2010)

Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA, 3 May 2010 - At least three people were killed and 10 others were injured in the explosion of an antitank mine in Cambodia's northwestern province of Pailin over the weekend, officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: the ever-present landmine threat

(03.05.2010)

Sanaa, YEMEN, 3 May 2010 (IRIN) -The al-Sumeihi family fled their home in the Malaheed area of Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, in September 2009 to escape fighting between the army and Houthi-led rebels, and pitched a tent outside the al-Mazraq II camp for internally displaced persons in Haradh District, Hajjah Governorate. weiterlesen >>>


Blast injures three in Iraqi capital

(03.05.2010)

Baghdad, IRAQ, 3 May 2010 (BBC Monitoring Middle East) -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website, ["IED Wounds 3 People in Baghdad" - Aswat al-Iraq] weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Tank Mine Kills 5, Wounds 9 In Cambodia

(03.05.2010)

May 3, 2010 9:34 a.m. EST Phnom Penh, Cambodia (AHN) - An anti-tank mine exploded over the weekend in Cambodia, killing five plantation workers and injuring nine others. weiterlesen >>>


YEMEN: The ever-present landmine threat

(03.05.2010)

SANAA, 3 May 2010 (IRIN) - The al-Sumeihi family fled their home in the Malaheed area of Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, in September 2009 to escape fighting between the army and Houthi-led rebels, and pitched a tent outside the al-Mazraq II camp for internally displaced persons in Haradh District, Hajjah Governorate. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban claim destroying US tanks in Afghan south

(02.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 3 May 2010 -Text of report entitled: "Four tanks of American forces destroyed in Helmand" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 3 May weiterlesen >>>


ISAF Casualty

(02.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) Kabul,3 May 2010- NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued the following news release: weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

(02.05.2010)

(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. weiterlesen >>>


Jawan injured in twin Poonch IED blasts

(02.05.2010)

(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. weiterlesen >>>


UK counts bomb toll

(02.05.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi police officer killed in Mosul blast

(01.05.2010)

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 weiterlesen >>>


Two killed, five injured by blast in Iraq's Al-Fallujah

(30.04.2010)

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] weiterlesen >>>


The Vietnam War and its fatal legacy (VIETNAM)

(30.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attacks, fighting in Afghan south

(30.04.2010)

UNITED KINGDOM, 30 April 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 30 April: Infidels suffer heavy casualties in Helmand weiterlesen >>>


Transforming victims into survivors

(30.04.2010)

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 weiterlesen >>>


Clearing the remnants of a violent history

(30.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


ISAF soldier killed in IED strike

(30.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Militants blown up by own bomb

(30.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnams explosives Erbe

(30.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan Newsletter: April 2010

(29.04.2010)

30 Apr 2010 - MAPA Celebrates International Mine Action Day  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan blast killed Ulster soldier instantly (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


12 civilians killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

(29.04.2010)

AFGHANISTAN, 29 April 2010 - KABUL, April 28: A Taliban-style bomb has killed 12 civilians when their van struck the device in eastern Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


ISAF Bomb Disposal Team Clears Afghan Highway

(29.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


UM wheelchairs headed to Africa Student designs to help victims of land mines

(29.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills one civilian in Iraq's Kirkuk

(29.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


two soldiers killed after their vehicle strayed from safe track

(29.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Tote bei Anschlag

(29.04.2010)

Bei einem Bombenanschlag in der somalischen Hauptstadt Mogadischu sind in mindestens zehn Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Samoa ratifies cluster bomb ban treaty

(28.04.2010)

(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.  weiterlesen >>>


US soldier killed in northern Iraq: army

(28.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban claim killing Polish soldiers in Afghan east

(27.04.2010)

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 weiterlesen >>>


RBS under fire over more 'dirty' investments

(25.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Moros agree to clear landmines

(24.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Making Laos Safer

(24.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners start countdown to cluster bomb ban

(23.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


AFP mulls int'l complaint vs NPAs

(23.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Czech Republic hands over de-mining devices to Jordan

(23.04.2010)

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). weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills bomb expert (BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA)

(23.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Türkische Armee unter Verdacht Antipersonenminen einzusetzen

(22.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed in mine blast in southeast Turkey: report

(21.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: US, Norway support landmine victims

(20.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Two FC officials killed in Bolan landmine blast

(20.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


PPS explosion

(20.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Mauritania signs cluster bomb ban treaty

(19.04.2010)

H. E. Mr. Abderrahim Ould Hadrami Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Mauritania, signs the Convention on Cluster Munitions in New York. weiterlesen >>>


Yemeni report says 827,000 live in mine-affected areas, notes 5,500 victims

(19.04.2010)

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"] weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan government continues IDP's resettlement

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


14 die in attacks in Mogadishu

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Govt urged to be part of mine ban treaty

(19.04.2010)

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 weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA: Small steps to recovery

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Der unscheinbare Tod: Landminen

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General Salutes Diligence, Courage of Mine Action Workers, Calling United Nations Efforts A Success Story, in Message for International Day

(19.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


NEPAL: Landmines Continue to Claim Lives in Nepal

(19.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs banned by the UK

(19.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


UK outlaws cluster bombs, calls for global ban

(19.04.2010)

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." weiterlesen >>>


Schweizer Minenfresser im Einsatz

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Action Group : Partnership saves lives

(19.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka war wounded face long fight to recovery

(18.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Dutch marines killed in Uruzgan

(18.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen working hard on combating coward weapons

(17.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Military likely to have planted banned mines elsewhere, expert says

(16.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Weapons And Landmine Reporting Merge

(15.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Banks urged to stop funding cluster bomb producers

(15.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Banken wegen Finanzierung von Streubomben im Visier

(15.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: homemade bombs and improvised mines kill and maim civilians in south

(14.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Canada condemns attacks on deminers

(14.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Ladies: de-mining with HALO in Sri Lanka

(13.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Improvised land mine discovered in Davao

(12.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Competition to complete Sri Lankan landmine victim's novel

(12.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


142nd soldier dies in Afghan war; IED also injures one

(12.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Four civilians killed, 14 injured in Afghan bomb blast

(11.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills three of a family

(11.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


ASERBAIDSCHAN: Hunderttausende Flüchtlinge, verminte Landstriche und ungeduldig werdende Militärs 15 Jahre nach dem Konflikt um Nagorno-Karabach (WOZ)

(10.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


UN urges Lebanon to sign Ottawa land-mine treaty

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


IED kills Iraqi soldier, child in Ninewa

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


2 policemen, army soldier killed in blast near Mosul

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Cop dies of wounds following blast near Talafar

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Australia : Australia to provide A$1m for landmine clearance project

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


RAF firefighters help Army to clear Helmand road of IEDs

(10.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


IED injures 5 soldiers from city-based unit

(09.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


On the front - IEDs double in Afghanistan

(09.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban 'steal metal detectors' for bombs

(09.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine found close to Abkhaz-Georgian border

(08.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


IED casualties rise, but US making headway: general

(08.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Mine and Cluster Bomb Survivors Urge Governments to Meet Treaty Obligations Vienna Expert Conference on Victim Assistance Opens Today

(07.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Campaign against landmines moves forward

(07.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Two killed in landmine blast in Dera Bugti

(07.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Burmese democracy group issues anti-landmine statement

(07.04.2010)

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] weiterlesen >>>


Russian soldier wounded in mine blast in Chechnya

(06.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


2 tribesmen killed in mine blast

(06.04.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attacks in Afghan east

(05.04.2010)

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.] weiterlesen >>>


GLOBAL: Spotlight on landmines

(03.04.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos' Unexploded Bombs: Deadly Scrap Metal, Toys

(23.03.2010)

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. weiterlesen >>>