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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 >>>


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 >>>


India spends $4 m on demining in Lanka

(22.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Continue to Kill, Wound People in South and North

(21.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


World News: Afghan bombs are bigger (AFGHANISTAN)

(21.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Letter to President Obama from 65 Civil Society Leaders Urging the US to Join the Mine Ban Treaty

(21.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Help Cambodia protect its folks from land mines (CAMBODIA)

(20.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


YEMEN: Landmine awareness training for children

(20.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines killed 3000 Indians in last 10 years

(19.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Lethal landmine legacy of El Alamein

(19.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners Target Landmine Use by 'Non-State Actors'

(18.03.2010)

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). weiterlesen >>>


IRIN In-depth: The landmine hangover

(18.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


IRIN In-depth: The landmine hangover

(18.03.2010)

(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.  weiterlesen >>>


IED attacks in Afghanistan more lethal (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


AFP reveals increasing NPA use of internationally-banned landmines (PHILIPPINES)

(17.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Working To Dry Up Pakistani Source Of Key Bomb-Making Component (PAKISTAN)

(17.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


Local artists featured in UN landmine exhibit (CAMBODIA)

(16.03.2010)

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.  weiterlesen >>>


New Video Game Teaches Cambodian Kids How to Avoid Real Land Mines

(16.03.2010)

Instead of showing kids how to kill, a new video game instructs them on how to stay alive. A group of students and their professor at Michigan State University recently launched a video game that aims to teach children how to avoid unexploded land mines. The game, Landmine Lookout!, will be sent to Cambodia this month for testing, and hopefully will be implemented in other at-risk areas, too. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded Biafran War Landmines Worry Imo Govt (NIGERIA)

(16.03.2010)

Owerri, NIGERIA; 17 March 2010 (Vanguard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) - Imo State Government has lamented that although the Nigeria/Biafra war ended 40 years ago, here are still vestiges of the war as exemplified by the landmines, unexploded ordinances and explosive remnants in several places in the South East and South-South.  weiterlesen >>>


Rüstungsgeschäft - Waffenmeister Deutschland

(15.03.2010)

Deutschland ist im Rüstungsgeschäft endgültig in die Reihe der Großhändler aufgestiegen: Seit Beginn des Jahrzehnts haben sich die deutschen Waffenexporte fast verdoppelt, der Anteil am globalen Handel mit Kriegsmaterial stieg von sechs auf elf Prozent. Dies geht aus den neuesten Zahlen über den globalen Handel mit konventionellen Waffen hervor, die das Friedensforschungsinstitut Sipri am Montag in Stockholm veröffentlicht. weiterlesen >>>


The long road to clearing Falklands landmines

(13.03.2010)

Nearly 30 years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland Islands, a pilot project has begun to rid the territory of some of the 20,000 landmines left behind and clean up land that has been off limits since the conflict, as the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani reports.  weiterlesen >>>


The long road to clearing Falklands landmines

(13.03.2010)

Nearly 30 years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland Islands, a pilot project has begun to rid the territory of some of the 20,000 landmines left behind and clean up land that has been off limits since the conflict, as the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Trust Fund project to help Georgia dispose of explosive war remnants

(11.03.2010)

Key agreements to begin a Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project that will help Georgia safely dispose of explosive remnants of war (ERW) were signed on 12 March.The 12 Mar. 2010 - war remnants, which include unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and landmine contamination, pose a deadly threat to local residents. The signatories to the agreements were the Permanent Representatives of the CzechRepublic, Estoniaand Lithuania, the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) and Georgia. weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur foot for Sri Lankan amputees (SRI LANKA)

(11.03.2010)

Jaipur, INDIA, 12 March 2010 (Indo-Asian News Service) - - Amputees in Sri Lanka, who lost their limbs during the prolonged civil war in the country, will now be able to lead a near normal life with the help of the Jaipur foot - artificial legs made in Rajasthan that are known for being cosmetically and functionally close to the human limb. weiterlesen >>>


Auch Nationalrat will Finanzierung von Streubomben verbieten

(09.03.2010)

BERN. Der Bundesrat soll in Sachen Streumunition die Schraube anziehen. Der Nationalrat will Privatpersonen und Firmen verbieten, Streubomben zu finanzieren. Ein entsprechendes Verbot soll ins Kriegsmaterialgesetz (KMG) aufgenommen werden. weiterlesen >>>


Germany SODI to Help Clear Bomb, Mine in Central Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(09.03.2010)

VIETNAM, 10 March 2010 (Vietnam News Brief Service) - - Solidarity Service International (SODI), a German non-governmental organization, has pledged to help implement projects on bomb and mine clearance and resettlement in Vietnam's central province of Quang Tri.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajik paper raises concerns over landmines on Uzbek border (TAJIKISTAN)

(09.03.2010)

UNITED KINGDOM, 10 March 2010 (BBC Monitoring Central Asia) - A Tajik newspaper article says that mine blasts, which claim innocent lives, are not ceasing in Tajikistan's southern and northern borders with Afghanistan and Uzbekistan respectively. It says that Uzbekistan's position regarding the Ottawa Treaty on banning landmines remains unclear. The following is an excerpt from the article by Nematullo Mirsaidov entitled: "People continue to die from landmine explosions in Tajikistan," published by the Tretiy Vzglyad newspaper on 10 February; subheading inserted editorially:  weiterlesen >>>


Czech Republic to help clear Jordan Valley of landmines (JORDAN)

(08.03.2010)

Amman, JORDAN, 9 March 2010 (The Jordan Times) - - The Czech Republic will send equipment and experts to support landmine clearance in the Jordan Valley under a de-mining cooperation agreement signed with Jordan on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Press Release -- For immediate release

(04.03.2010)

Eleven Years into the Antipersonnel Landmine Ban Time for United States to Join the Mine Ban Treaty weiterlesen >>>


Women at the deadly end of the cluster-bomb debate

(22.02.2010)

Cluster bombs have killed 12,000 people in the 37 years since they were dropped on Laos. As nations ratify a ban on the explosives, a team of women is taking on the responsibility of clearing them weiterlesen >>>


Decades after the war, landmines still a danger in Cambodia

(21.02.2010)

Despite two decades of landmine clearance programs, Cambodia remains one of the most heavily-mined countries in the world. That's the bad news. The good news is that the number of people falling victim to landmines and leftover bombs continues to drop each year. weiterlesen >>>


Spendenaufruf!

(19.02.2010)

Bitte unterstützen Sie die Landmine.de-Trägerorganisationen in ihrem Engagement für die Erdbebenopfer in HAITI. Als Folge des Erdbebens wurden mehr als 200.000 Menschen getötet und 300.000 verletzt. Die Zahl der Obdachlosen liegt bei zwei ca. Millionen, dringend Hilfe brauchen mindestens 200.000 Menschen. (Foto:UNICEF) weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung zur 30. Ratifikation der Konvention zu Streumunition

(17.02.2010)

Danke Burkina Faso! Ein kleiner afrikanischer Staat besiegelt endgültiges Aus für Streumunition und schreibt wieder einmal Abrüstungsgeschichte.  weiterlesen >>>


Falkland Islands de-mining pilot project and the challenge of full clearance

(06.02.2010)

As a signatory to the Ottawa Convention, the United Kingdom is required under International Humanitarian Law to remove and destroy all anti-personnel landmines on its sovereign territory. About 20,000 landmines remain within clearly fenced and marked off areas on the Falkland Islands as a result of the 1982 conflict; while not all of these are anti-personnel mines, the United Kingdom is obliged to clear all the mined areas across both East and West Falklands under the Ottawa Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Stop Thailand from forcing refugees back to Burma!

(05.02.2010)

On 5 February, Thailand started deportation of about 3000 refugees from the country back to Burma. The Norwegian Burma Committee urges Norway to protest. "In Burma they will risk the slave labor and forced recruitment into the military," said Inger Lise Husøy, general manager of the Norwegian Burma Committee. weiterlesen >>>


UNO: 50.000 Tote durch Blindgänger - Zwischen 1964 und 2007 - Und weitere 20.000 Verwundete

(04.02.2010)

Hanoi - In Laos sind laut einer am Freitag veröffentlichten Studie 50.000 Menschen aufgrund von Blindgängern ums Leben gekommen oder verletzt worden. Zwischen 1964 und 2007 starben in dem asiatischen Land 30.000 Menschen an liegengebliebener Munition, 20.000 wurden verletzt, wie Mike Boddington sagte, der als Berater bei von einem von der UNO finanzierten Programm für die Beseitigung von Blindängern in Laos arbeitet. "Es gibt viel mehr Opfer, als wir erwartet haben", sagte Boddington.  weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: Landmine deaths, injuries torment villagers

(27.01.2010)

Between 1999 and 2008 Afghanistan had the highest number of landmine casualties (12,069) in the world, according to the Landmine Monitor Report 2009. weiterlesen >>>


Policemen injured in landmine blast in Kashmir

(19.01.2010)

(Kashmir, 20.1.2010) A landmine explosion has injured six policemen in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


NATO command "aggravating" cluster bomb clearance efforts in Serbia - paper (SERBIA)

(18.01.2010)

Belgrade, Serbia, 19 January 2010 (BBC Monitoring European) - Text of report by Serbian private independent news agency FoNet - Some NATO countries are giving significant aid for the removal of explosive devices thrown at Serbia in 1999, but NATO command is no way sending all necessary information, which is aggravating the job. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb attack injures Pakistani lawmaker

(18.01.2010)

(Peshawar/Pakistan, 19.1.2010) A roadside bomb on Wednesday injured a Pakistani provincial lawmaker and four others in the northwest city of Peshawar, a frequent target of attacks by Taliban militants, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


The newly formed Sri Lanka National Congress yesterday said it intended to ask the government to review its position on signing the Ottawa Convention on the banning of Land Mines.

(18.01.2010)

PAKISTAN, 19 January 2010 (Plus News Pakistan) - A statement issue to the media by the SLNC said: The newly formed Sri Lanka National Congress, in keeping with its commitment to humanitarian values, advocates that Sri Lanka sign the Ottawa Convention to ban land mines and other cruel weapons such as Cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus to start destroying stock of anti-personnel mines this year (BELARUS)

(18.01.2010)

Minsk, BELARUS, January 19 2010 (BelaPAN) - Belarus is expected to start destroying its stock of 3.5 million liquid-containing PFM-1 (Green Parrot by NATO`s classification) anti-personnel landmines this year, Aleh Voinaw, chief of the Armed Forces' engineer troops, told reporters in Minsk on January 19.The European Commission will help Belarus carry out the project, which was discussed during a visit of the Commission's experts to the country in June 2009.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb attack injures Pakistani lawmaker

(18.01.2010)

(Peshawar/Pakistan, 19.1.2010) A roadside bomb on Wednesday injured a Pakistani provincial lawmaker and four others in the northwest city of Peshawar, a frequent target of attacks by Taliban militants, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Häuserkampf im Herzen Kabuls - Großangriff im Mumbai-Stil

(17.01.2010)

(Kabul, 18.1.2010) Immer wieder erschüttern gewaltige Explosionen die Stadt, ganze Gebäude stehen in Flammen, Gewehrsalven peitschen durch die Luft. Über dem Zentrum Kabuls steigen dicke Rauchschwaden auf. Verängstigt haben sich Menschen in ihren Büros und Wohnungen, oft unter Tischen und Betten, verkrochen, während draußen der Krieg tobt - mitten im Herzen von Afghanistans Hauptstadt Kabul, direkt unter den Augen der Internationalen Gemeinschaft und der ausländischen Truppen. weiterlesen >>>


6 cops among 7 killed in Jharkhand landmine blast

(15.01.2010)

(Ranchi, 15.1.2010) Six police personnel and a civilian were killed and one policeman went missing when Maoists blew up their vehicle in Jharkhand's Gumla District today. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldier killed on foot patrol in Afghanistan

(15.01.2010)

(Kandahar Airfield, 16.1.2010) "A career soldier" and "family man" from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has become the first Canadian killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. weiterlesen >>>


5 cops die in rebel blast

(15.01.2010)

(Ranchi, 15.1.2010) Around 100 Maoists laid siege to a police picket in Gumla district today, killing five policemen in apparent rebuttal to chief minister Shibu Soren's oft-repeated advocacy of a soft line against rebels to lure them into the mainstream. weiterlesen >>>


6 cops among 7 killed in Jharkhand landmine blast

(15.01.2010)

(Ranchi, 15.1.2010) Six police personnel and a civilian were killed and one policeman went missing when Maoists blew up their vehicle in Jharkhand's Gumla District today. weiterlesen >>>


Jährlicher Abrüstungsbericht verabschiedet

(12.01.2010)

(Berlin, 13.1.2010) Das Bundeskabinett hat dem 27. Jahresabrüstungsbericht zugestimmt. Dieser Bericht wird jährlich erstellt und enthält eine umfassende Darstellung der Politik der Bundesregierung bei der Abrüstung, Rüstungskontrolle und der Verhinderung der Verbreitung von Massenvernichtungsmitteln.  weiterlesen >>>


Thailand bombs out of global munitions pact

(05.01.2010)

(Bangkok, 6.1.2010) Doubts about financial assistance to destroy left-over munitions have convinced Thailand against joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions, sources at non-governmental organizations covering the issue say. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand bombs out of global munitions pact

(05.01.2010)

(Bangkok, 6.1.2010) Doubts about financial assistance to destroy left-over munitions have convinced Thailand against joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions, sources at non-governmental organizations covering the issue say. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blasts and fighting from north to south

(14.12.2009)

(Somalia, 15.12.2009) Reports of attacks and fighting have arrived over the past 24 hours from every corner of Somalia, from the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in the north, to Mogadishu and the central Galgadud region, with an overall toll of at least 13 dead and an unspecified number wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine tötet sechs Geschwister

(13.12.2009)

(Somalia, 14.12.2009) In Somalia sind sechs Geschwister von einer Landmine getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung ' Kein Wort zu Landminen und Streumunition: Präsident Obama verpasst historische Abrüstungschance

(10.12.2009)

(Berlin 10. Dezember 2009) Anlässlich der Friedensnobelpreisverleihung setzte sich der US-Präsident Obama für Frieden, Menschenrechte und Abrüstung ein, vermied es aber über das Verbot von Landminen und Streumunition zu sprechen. Die Verleihung fand im Rathhaus von Oslo statt, dem Ort, wo fast genau vor 1 Jahr der Verbotsvertrag für Streumunition von fas 100 Staaten unterzeichnet wurde und 1997 auch die Kampagne für das Verbot von Antipersonenminen mit dem Friedensnobelpreis geehrt wurde. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung ' Friedensnobelpreisträger macht gute Miene zu geächteten Waffen ' Auch US-Präsident Obama verweigert weiterhin Verbot von Landminen

(09.12.2009)

(Berlin 25. November 2009) Die USA werden auch unter der Regierung von Friedensnobelpreisträger Präsident Barack Obama nicht dem internationalen Abkommen zur Ächtung von Antipersonenminen (Ottawa-Konvention) beitreten. Dies bestätigte ein Sprecher des US-Außenministeriums gestern in Washington und gab als Begründung an, dass man nicht mehr den "nationalen Verteidigungsanforderungen und den Sicherheitsverpflichtungen gegenüber Freunden und Verbündeten genügen könnte", würden die USA das Verbotsabkommen unterzeichnen. weiterlesen >>>


Zweifel an Nobelpreis für Obama

(09.12.2009)

(Düsseldorf, 10.12.2009) Wenn US-Präsident Barack Obama heute in der norwegischen Hauptstadt Oslo den Friedensnobelpreis 2009 entgegen nimmt, steht ihm ein schwieriger Spagat bevor. Dass der Präsident nur wenige Tage vor der Verleihungszeremonie seine Entscheidung bekannt gegeben hat, in Afghanistan die militärische Eskalation zu suchen, werten Kritiker als Affront. Gegner der US-Einsätze in Irak und Afghanistan haben bereits Proteste in Oslo angekündigt. weiterlesen >>>


Ehrung in Oslo - "Das Nobelpreiskomitee hat Obama geschadet"

(09.12.2009)

(Oslo, 10.12.2009) Verdiente Auszeichnung oder ungerechtfertige Vorschusslorbeeren für den in den Afghanistankrieg verstrickten US-Präsidenten? Der Friedensnobelpreis für Barack Obama stößt in Deutschland auf ein geteiltes Echo: SPIEGEL ONLINE hat Experten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft befragt. weiterlesen >>>


Ehrung in Oslo - "Das Nobelpreiskomitee hat Obama geschadet"

(09.12.2009)

(Berlin, 10.12.2009) Verdiente Auszeichnung oder ungerechtfertige Vorschusslorbeeren für den in den Afghanistankrieg verstrickten US-Präsidenten? Der Friedensnobelpreis für Barack Obama stößt in Deutschland auf ein geteiltes Echo: SPIEGEL ONLINE hat Experten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft befragt. weiterlesen >>>