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Ein kleines Kind lieg in einem Bett. Es trägt am Kopf einen Verband und einen Beatmungsschlauch geht in ein Nasenloch. Es hält die Hand eines Erwachsenen, der nicht zu sehen ist.

Jemen: Bürgerkrieg mit verheerenden Folgen für die Zivilbevölkerung

(19.04.2018)

Seit 2015 tobt im ärmsten Land der arabischen Halbinseln ein brutaler Bürgerkrieg. Wie immer leidet unter Nahrungsmittelknappheit, Cholera, Bombenhagel und Landminen vor allem die Zivilbevölkerung. In zwei Videos schildert Handicap International die Situation vor Ort. weiterlesen >>>


Tadschikistan, Usbekistan: Grenzgebiet soll entmint werden

(17.04.2018)

Laut Medienberichten haben die Regierungen beider Länder beschlossen, das stark verminte Grenzgebiet gemeinsam zu entminen. Minen in diesem Gebiet forderten in den letzten Jahren Hunderte Tote. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Libanon: Drei Menschen sterben durch Landmine

(13.04.2018)

Bei einem Unfall in der Grenzregion zu Syrien in der Nähe der Stadt Arsal sind ein Vater, sein Sohn sowie ein weiterer Erwachsener gestorben. Die drei starben, als ihr Fahrzeug über eine Landmine fuhr, und diese zur Explosion brachte. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Reisfeld, im Hintergrund ein Wald

Vietnam: 20 Millionen US Dollar für Entminung

(11.04.2018)

Die Südkoreanische Regierung stellt die hohe Summe von 20 Millionen US Dollar für Minenaktionen in Vietnam zur Verfügung. Finanziert werden davon nicht nur Minenräumungen, sondern auch Opferhilfe und Aufklärung. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Türkei: Man wird durch Landmine an armenischer Grenze verletzt

(09.04.2018)

Ein türkischer Hirt, der im Grenzgebiet zwischen der Türkei und Armenien unterwegs war, wurde durch ein Landmine verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann in voller Entminermontur kniet am Boden und untersucht ihn mit einem Minensuchgerät

DR Kongo: so räumen die Teams von Handicap International Landminen

(05.04.2018)

Handicap International beseitigt seit 2015 mit seinem Partner AFRILAM Landminen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo. Die Entminer im Einsatz riskieren dabei jeden Tag ihr eigenes Leben, um das der Bevölkerung zu schützen.  weiterlesen >>>


Eine Junge schaut in die Kamera. Mit der rechten Hand hält er seine linke Unterarmprothese.

Handicap International zum 4. April: "Internationaler Tag der Minenaufklärung“

(03.04.2018)

Dramatische Zunahme der Opfer durch Minen und Blindgänger in den letzten 3 Jahren. weiterlesen >>>


Ein zerstörtes Gebäude

Ukraine: Eines der am stärksten mit Minen verseuchten Länder

(03.04.2018)

Laut dem ukrainischen Verteidigungsministerium ist die Ukraine mittlerweile eines der am stärksten mit Landminen und explosiven Kriegsresten verseuchten Länder weltweit. Zwischen April 2014 und August 2017 habe es 2.558 zivile Opfer gegeben. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists target security forces, economic development during shut down

(19.05.2010)

(India) 20th May, 2010 - At least six people died including one civilian during the 48 hour-long shutdown forced by the Maoists.  weiterlesen >>>


Several trains detained, diverted following landmine explosion

(19.05.2010)

(Kolkata,India) May 19 2010 -Train services on Kharagpur-Tata section in Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway were affected due to a landmine explosion on the down line between Gidhni and Jhargram stations during the wee hours today weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attack in Afghan south

(18.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 19 May 2010 - Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 19 May weiterlesen >>>


Naxals blast rail track in Bengal, trains diverted

(18.05.2010)

(Jhargram, West Bengal) May 19, 2010 -The engine of a goods train was damaged and the engine driver and his assistant were injured in a landmine blast set off by Maoists on rail tracks between Jhargram and Khatkura stations near the Bengal border. weiterlesen >>>


Army scouring roads in Davao's remote area following the recovery of IED

(18.05.2010)

Davao City, PHILIPPINES, 19 May 2010 - Members of the 69th Infantry Battalion are new scouring the roads of Paquibato District, this city following the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) at Barangay Mapula 7 a.m. on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Commander of Army Explosives Team in Colombia

(18.05.2010)

(BOGOTA) 19.05.2010 ' A landmine killed the commander of an army explosives disposal team that was clearing a mine field in an area in northwestern Colombia plagued by FARC guerrilla attacks on the power grid, 4th Brigade commander Gen. Alberto Jose Mejia said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


Senators and Representatives Support Ban on Landmines: Letters Sent to President Obama

(17.05.2010)

The strong support these letters have received shows that Congress is firmly behind accession to the Mine Ban Treaty" - Zach Hudson, Coordinator, U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines weiterlesen >>>


Aid groups: 43bn dollars invested in cluster bomb makers - Summary

(17.05.2010)

(Geneva) - Financial institutions from 15 countries provide at least 43 billion dollars worth of investments and services to seven producers of cluster bombs, aid groups said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Maoist bus attack kills dozens

(16.05.2010)

May 17, 2010 -Thirty-five people were killed when their bus hit a landmine in Dantewada, in Central India. weiterlesen >>>


Young infantryman killed just days before end of tour

(14.05.2010)

24-year-old hit landmine during night patrol south of Kandahar City weiterlesen >>>


Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan

(12.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) may 13, 2010- The defence ministry announced on Wednesday (May 12th) that a 13th Romanian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan weiterlesen >>>


Munitions cleared soon, Nord Stream says

(10.05.2010)

(Switzerland) May 11 - Munitions left in the Baltic Sea from World War II should be cleared from the Nord Stream pipeline route by the end of May, the pipeline consortium said. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: population still suffering effects of fighting

(10.05.2010)

Nearly three months after a ceasefire took effect, thousands of displaced people either hesitate or are unable to return to their homes. The ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent are striving to help them and to reach other people in need in conflict-affected areas. weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan

(10.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) May 11- Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported at 1000 GMT on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: Urgent cash needed for demining

(10.05.2010)

NAIROBI, 11 May 2010 - The removal of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Sudan will grind to a halt next month unless money is found to keep operations going, especially around Malakal in Upper Nile State and Kassala in the east, says an official. weiterlesen >>>


The 8th edition of SOFEX-2010 - Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference has started in Amman, the capital of Jordan today.

(10.05.2010)

(Jordan) 11 May 2010 - APA's correspondent attending the exhibition reports that King Abdullah II also attended the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition was opened with the presentation of the counter terrorism scenarios of Jordan Special Operations Forces. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Army says it crossed Iraq border

(10.05.2010)

ANKARA, Turkey -- The army announced late on Friday (May 7th) that its forces crossed the southern border with Iraq in an operation against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), entering its neighbour's territory with gunships and unmanned drones. weiterlesen >>>


4 French troops injured in Afghan attack: military

(10.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) May 11- Four French soldiers were wounded at the weekend when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine near their base northeast of Afghan capital Kabul, a French military spokesman told AFP. weiterlesen >>>


Making things better - finalists announced for Britain's top engineering award

(09.05.2010)

10 May 2010 - Four top engineering teams have been selected as the finalists for Britain's biggest engineering prize - the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.  weiterlesen >>>


Countdown to entry into force - Week 3: Vietnam

(09.05.2010)

(Vietnam) 10 May 2010 - Vietnamese cluster bomb survivor Phan Van Tu at work making fishhooks. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Kill 8 Soldiers In Landmine Blast In India

(08.05.2010)

(India) May 09, 2010 - As many as eight security personnel were killed and ten injured in Indias central state of Chhattisgarh in a landmine blast planted by Maoists on Sunday morning, said TV reports reaching New Delhi. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals have mined roads, years in advance, say cops

(08.05.2010)

Tags: Central Reserve Police Force, IED, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bijapur weiterlesen >>>


US: Two-Thirds in Senate Back Landmine Ban

(07.05.2010)

(Washington, DC) May 8, 2010 ' A letter from 68 Senators to President Barack Obama expressing strong support for a ban on antipersonnel mines should spur the administration to decide to join the Mine Ban Treaty this year, Human Rights Watch said. The letter, made public today, will be formally sent next week, along with an identical letter from members of the House of Representatives. weiterlesen >>>


Senate pushes White House to sign treaty on land mines

(07.05.2010)

(UNITED STATES) 8 May 2010 - More than two-thirds of the Senate is urging the Obama administration to consider signing an international treaty that bans land mines, reviving a dormant campaign from the 1990s that left the United States divided from its closest allies.Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in an interview Friday that 68 senators had signed a letter to President Obama to support a "comprehensive review" of U.S. policy on land mines. weiterlesen >>>


White House Is Being Pressed to Reverse Course and Join Land Mine Ban

(07.05.2010)

(UNITED STATES) May 8, 2010 - The Obama administration, under intense political pressure from Capitol Hill and elsewhere, is engaged in a vigorous debate over whether to reverse course and join an international treaty banning land mines, administration officials said this week. weiterlesen >>>


Sticky bomb kills civilian in Iraqi capital

(07.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 8 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Taleban say French tank destroyed in Afghan east

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 7 May weiterlesen >>>


Improvised explosive device kills civilian, injures four in Iraqi capital

(06.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 7 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attacks on Canadian forces in Afghan south

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 7 May. weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills two Afghan police officers in north

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency weiterlesen >>>


New recruit was killed taking shelter in Afghan storage hut

(05.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 6 May 2010 - A YOUNG Scottish soldier was killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device concealed inside a storage hut for grapes, an inquest has heard. weiterlesen >>>


Improvised device blast injures three 3 civilians in Iraq's Al-Anbar

(05.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 6 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Landmines to be removed for expansion of Arava region

(05.05.2010)

(ISRAEL) 6 May 2010 -Engineering forces will begin this week to work on removing landmines near the city of Eila as part of a mine clearance program to expand settlements in the Arava region. weiterlesen >>>


'Bah! Humbug!' - Sheppard slams ethical spending Bill

(05.05.2010)

May 6, 2010 - Grant Robertson said an example of ethical investing was to exclude cluster bomb manufacturers from Super Fund investments.  weiterlesen >>>


Threat rising from homemade Afghan bombs-US Army chief

(05.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 6 May 2010 - * IED incidents double year-on-year in April * Top killer of NATO forces, claim 99 lives so far in 2010 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 >>>