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Ein Mann hält eine Mine in der Hand

Minenräumer ohne Ausbildung

(04.01.2018)

An der Grenze zwischen China und Vietnam räumt ein Autodidakt seit knapp 20 Jahren Landminen in Eigenregie. Sein Arbeitspensum ist enorm und das Risiko könnte kaum größer sein. Dieser Mann ist ein Held - trotzdem sollte sein Handeln nicht nachgeahmt werden, denn professionelle Organisationen wie Handicap International bilden ihre Mitarbeitenden nicht ohne Grund intensiv aus und achten darauf, dass sie nie zu viel und nie alleine arbeiten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann sitzt an einem Tisch und spricht in ein Mikrofon. Neben ihm und hinter ihm sitzen mehreren Menschen.

Minenverbot: Palästina tritt als 164. Staat bei

(03.01.2018)

Auch mehr als zehn Jahre nach Abschluss des Ottawa-Vertrags treten dem internationalen Minenverbot noch immer Staaten bei. Palästina, wo bisher über 3.000 Opfer gezählt wurden, ist nun 164. Mitgliedsstaat. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht in voller Schutzmontur in einem Wald und untersucht mit einem Suchgerät den Biden.

Kolumbien: Wie sehr kann man Minenräumung trauen?

(28.12.2017)

In einem interessanten Bericht des brasilianischen Thinktank IGARAPE Institut stellen die Forscherin und die von ihr besuchten betroffenen KolumbianerInnen die Frage, wann man einem entminten Feld vertrauen kann. Was heißt es: dieses Feld wurde entmint. Sind dort keine Minen mehr? Sind dort keine bekannten Minen mehr? (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann sitzt an einem Tisch und spricht in ein Mikrofon.

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 >>>


Landmines found in Salboni (India)

(14.07.2009)

Kolkata: Locals at Garmal village in the Salboni police station area found four landmines planted in a village road on Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


FARC use chemical warfare: Army

(14.07.2009)

The FARC add cyanide and excrement to their munitions in order to infect and kill wounded soldiers, the Colombian army claims. weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIA: Mine accident survivor becomes deminer

(14.07.2009)

Chea Sia, a 48-year-old amputee, has worked for MAG for 14 years as a deminer. He lost his right leg to a landmine explosion in 1982, when he served a soldier for the Khmer People's National Liberation Front, led by the late former Prime Minister Son Sann.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Alina learns to walk again

(14.07.2009)

War in north-west Pakistan is causing more and more casualties. On a recent filming trip to the region, the ICRC's Jan Powell met 10-year-old Alina, who was badly injured in a bomb explosion and is now being treated in the ICRC's field hospital in Peshawar.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast at RIMS, woman faints (India)

(14.07.2009)

Imphal, May 16: Miscreants exploded a bomb inside the campus of RIMS while the police retrieved two more bombs from two different places on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines to be cleared in 2nd phase: Lt Gen Nadeem (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

MARDAN: Head Special Support Group Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed has said that that in the second phase of the operation, landmines would be cleared to avoid loss of lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 2 guards (Turkey)

(14.07.2009)

ISTANBUL - Two members of a government-armed militia force were killed and three others wounded Friday in a landmine blast blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in southeastern province of Siirt's Eruh district, the Doğan news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Militants destroyed another school in Mohmand Agency (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

PESHAWAR: Three people have been killed in a landmine blast in Mohmand Agency whereas another boys' school and a rural health care center destroyed by militants. weiterlesen >>>


Angola asks for help in clearing landmines (Angola)

(14.07.2009)

LUANDA, May 14 (Reuters) - Countries that took part in Angola's civil war have a duty to help clear thousands of landmines left behind from the conflict, the African country's social welfare minister said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Over 73 areas cleared of landmines in Bié province (Angola)

(14.07.2009)

Luanda - At least 73 areas in the central Bie province were demined between 2006 and 2008, on Wednesday said the local governor, Cândida Celeste. weiterlesen >>>


Demining to begin in Maputo (Mozambique)

(14.07.2009)

Maputo - Demining along the high voltage power lines between Maputo and Komatipoort will begin on Friday, the state controlled daily Noticias reported on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Decisive moments ahead as troops launch final operation (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2009)

The next few hours will be very crucial for both the Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as the decades long war that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Sri Lankans appears to be coming to an end.  weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Laureate campaign denounces Taliban use of landmines in Pakistan's Swat Valley

(13.07.2009)

Geneva, 20 May 2009 - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) denounces recent use of antipersonnel landmines by the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) in Pakistan's Swat Valley. According to reports from the area including most recently from Human Rights Watch, an ICBL member, residents of Mingora, the epicenter of the fighting, have seen Taliban militants laying antipersonnel mines in the town.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine action portfolio 2009 (World)

(13.07.2009)

Ten years of the Mine Ban Treaty: A Success Story  weiterlesen >>>


Former child soldier's demining efforts finally gain recognition (Cambodia)

(13.07.2009)

A member of the CSHD demining team uses a metal detector to scan for land mines, in sharp contrast to the way Akira (inset) used to locate mines with no equipment other than a stick or knife weiterlesen >>>


Four Soldiers Killed, Two Civilians Wounded in Colombia Mine Field (Colombia)

(13.07.2009)

BOGOTA ' Four soldiers were killed and two civilians wounded when they entered a National Liberation Army, or ELN, mine field in a village near the northeastern border with Venezuela, a Colombian military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Israel praises Egypt for counter-terror ops- (Middle East)

(13.07.2009)

Egyptian security forces seized 266 rockets and three anti-aircraft missiles hidden in a weapons cache on the Egyptian border with Israel, the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi Arabic daily reported on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Community based demining progresses

(13.07.2009)

Demining in the south and east of Afghanistan is taking on a new shape this year as different communities take on the task of demining their own districts.  weiterlesen >>>


JMB's mini bomb-making factory busted in city (Bangladesh)

(13.07.2009)

Rab in a raid yesterday seized a huge quantity of bomb-making materials from a den of outlawed militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh at Mirpur in the capital. weiterlesen >>>


NEPAL: Explosive Reminders of War (Nepal)

(13.07.2009)

GULMI, Nepal, May 13 (IPS) - Eighteen army deminers are hard at work in the minefields of Wami Taksar in central Nepal. The deminers start out early in the morning, before the sun is too hot. They move meticulously from one mine to another, carefully excavating each one, and they take breaks to stay alert. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Missiles kill 12 in northwest Pakistan

(13.07.2009)

ISLAMABAD (AP) - An apparent U.S. missile attack destroyed an Islamic school in an al-Qaida stronghold of northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 12 people including two suspected foreign militants, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine devastates vehicle, wounds two in south eastern Yemen (Yemen)

(13.07.2009)

A landmine went off at a 4x4 Land cruiser car belonging to the National Demining Program while driving in a road filled with mines in Thamoud district of Hadramout province in the south east of Yemen on Friday, said a security source. weiterlesen >>>


Junkyard approach to demining (Cambodia)

(13.07.2009)

Inventor Gary Christ left Siem Reap this month to trawl Chicago's scrap yards for the raw materials needed to build the second prototype of his innovative demining machine weiterlesen >>>


UVM trustees to vote on weapons divestment (US)

(13.07.2009)

The University of Vermont is poised to authorize a withdrawal of endowment investments from companies that make cluster bombs or weapons containing depleted uranium. weiterlesen >>>


Lower House approves bill on Japan's ratification of cluster munitions treaty (Japan)

(13.07.2009)

Lawmakers applaud after the Lower House approved Japan's ratification of the Convention of Cluster Munitions on Tuesday. (Mainichi) weiterlesen >>>


Over 20 kilometres of road demined in Bié province (Angola)

(13.07.2009)

Kuito - A total of 28 kilometres of road previously considered as infested with landmines in Kunhinga district, 30 kilometres to the north of Kuito city (southern Bié province), shall soon be cleared by the demining firm operating in the region, "Cassamba Minas Lda.". weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed by landmine blast in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(13.07.2009)

One soldier of the Turkish security forces was killed and two others wounded in a landmine explosion in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 18 in eastern India (India)

(13.07.2009)

India, May 11, 2009 - Attacks by Maoist rebels in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday (May 9) and Monday (May 11) left 18 people dead, including at least 15 policemen.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia blasts report by rights watchdog on arrested opponents (Ethiopia)

(13.07.2009)

May 11, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Ethiopian government dismissed a recently released report by Human Rights Watch in connection with the recent arrest of 40 opposition member suspected of plotting to assassinate top government officials and strategic bombing on public facilities. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Avoid Civilian Casualties (Pakistan)

(13.07.2009)

Taliban Atrocities No Excuse for Abuses by Military weiterlesen >>>


Maoists trap and kill 14 police in central India (India)

(13.07.2009)

RAIPUR, India, May 11 (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed 14 policemen in an ambush in a central Indian jungle, officials said on Monday, the latest in a string of rebel violence that has marred part of India's general election. weiterlesen >>>


2 policemen killed in Naxal blast in Chhattisgarh (India)

(13.07.2009)

RAIPUR: Two policemen were on Monday killed and five others injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district, 85 km from here, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel gives Lebanon details of bomb locations (Middle East)

(13.07.2009)

BEIRUT (AFP) - Israel has given a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon details of where it dropped cluster bombs during its 34-day war with Hezbollah in 2006, Lebanon's prime minister said. weiterlesen >>>


STF recovers a large stock of military items (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2009)

Special Task Force personnel on Sunday evening recovered a large stock of military items that were hidden by LTTE cadres, who had carried out several deadly attacks on civilians and the military recently in the Yala, Buttala and Kataragama areas. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Indian Maoists kill 10 police in blast (India)

(13.07.2009)

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Suspected Maoist rebels killed 10 policemen in a landmine blast in insurgency-hit central India on Monday, an official said. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Soldaten bei Bombenanschlag in Türkei getötet (Türkei)

(13.07.2009)

Diyarbakir (Reuters) - Bei einem Bombenanschlag im kurdischen Südosten der Türkei sind Sicherheitskreisen zufolge sechs türkische Soldaten und elf weitere verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Aus aktuellem Anlass neues Buch speziell für die Jugend: Streubomben - Tod im Maisfeld (Deutschland)

(13.07.2009)

München (ots) - Das Dorf des 17-jährigen Musa wurde im Krieg von israelischen Streubomben getroffen. Als sein Vater versucht, die gefährlichen Blindgänger am Rande des Dorfes zu finden, wird er schwer verletzt. Musa muss nun die Verantwortung für seine Mutter und die Geschwister übernehmen, die Schule kann er vergessen...  weiterlesen >>>


Norway destroys cluster weapons (Norway)

(13.07.2009)

Image After several years of campaigning against the use of cluster weapons, Norway has destroyed the first batch of its cluster bombs in an underground blast in an old mine shaft in Soer-Troendelag. weiterlesen >>>


CMC receives major peace award (World)

(13.07.2009)

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) has been awarded the 2008 Tipperary International Peace award in recognition of its campaign to outlaw cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Minister urges cluster bomb ban (Ireland)

(13.07.2009)

Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin has called on countries across the world to join Ireland in outlawing cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Opinion: 40 years later, cluster bombs are still killing; ban them (Laos)

(13.07.2009)

A multimedia exhibit I stumbled upon in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, was deeply disturbing. Photos and narratives of people with prosthetics portrayed stories of hope and healing. What pained me was the realization that U.S. cluster bombs dropped on Laos over 35 years ago had caused these injuries. And those bombs continue to blow up as many as 300 Laotian villagers annually. weiterlesen >>>


US gives five million dollars for demining in Afghanistan

(13.07.2009)

Washington, 1 May (WashingtonTV)-The US State Department has delivered five million dollars in emergency funding for mine clearing activities in Afghanistan, it said in a statement on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Thai Army protest over Burmese Army's shelling (South East Asia)

(13.07.2009)

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - The Thai Army has lodged a protest with the Burmese Army over Burmese soldiers firing a mortar into a village in Tak Province of Thailand.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier Killed In Landmine Blast In Southeast Turkey ' Report (Turkey)

(13.07.2009)

ANKARA (AFP)--A Turkish soldier was killed Tuesday in a landmine blast in the country's southeast, the theater of a 24-year conflict with separatist Kurdish rebels, the Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka rebel leader trapped by troops: PM (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2009)

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is trapped in a small strip of coastline that has been surrounded by government soldiers, the prime minister said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Break from Bihar's blood-soaked poll history?

(13.07.2009)

A thaw appears to have set in in Bihar's bloody record of poll violence going by the statistics of death that emerged after the last three phases of Lok Sabha election.  weiterlesen >>>


Khengjoi villagers wary of landmines (South East Asia)

(13.07.2009)

Imphal, May 03 2009: Following sporadic landmine explosions in different places under Khengjoi Block of Chandel district, and fearing presence of more landmines in the area, villagers are literally caught in a landmine hysteria. weiterlesen >>>


Two CRPF jawan injured in landmine blast in Chhatisgarh

(13.07.2009)

Raipur (PTI): Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a landmine explosion in the Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Proposal to ban anti-personnel landmines draws House support (Philippines)

(13.07.2009)

A bill calling for a total ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines, booby traps and similar devices has received support in the House of Representatives despite claims by police authorities that only outlawed groups like the New People's Army (NPA) are using such explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier Killed, Another Injured (Kashmir)

(13.07.2009)

Srinagar, May 1: An Indian army soldier was killed and another critically injured in different incidents in restive Kashmir on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Killing fields along LoC (India/Pakistan)

(13.07.2009)

Landmines needs to be taken as a serious issue by India and Pakistan weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills four polling officials in West Midnapore (India)

(13.07.2009)

Midnapore (WB), Apr 30 Four persons were killed when suspected Maoists triggered a landmine blast on a convoy of three vehicles ferrying election personnel after polling at Jamboni in West Midnapore district this evening. weiterlesen >>>


CHP to take demining bill to Constitutional Court (Turkey)

(13.07.2009)

Disagreement between the government and opposition parties over demining along the Turkish-Syrian border is likely to move from Parliament to the Constitutional Court.  weiterlesen >>>


60 years after Second World War, Okinawa still rife with bombs (Japan)

(13.07.2009)

ITOMAN, Japan - Under a blazing mid-afternoon sun, 1st Lt. Toshikazu Nakano squats in a muddy pit at the edge of a housing development and brushes rocks away from a shiny metal object lodged firmly in the ground. He stops for a moment and barks orders to the rest of his team. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive harvest (Cambodia)

(13.07.2009)

BETWEEN 1998 and 2007, Seng Doeurn could farm less than half of the hectare she owned in Klang village, located in Battambang's Bavel district.  weiterlesen >>>


Wave of Afghanistan attacks kills 32: officials (Afghanistan)

(13.07.2009)

KABUL (AFP) - A wave of bomb blasts and shootings killed 32 people, including two children, in Afghanistan Monday as President Hamid Karzai jetted to Washington for a summit on defeating extremism. weiterlesen >>>


Karzai Enlists Former Warlord as Running Mate (Afghanistan)

(13.07.2009)

KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai named a powerful former warlord as one of his two vice-presidential running mates on Monday, a day of scattered insurgent attacks that left as many as 26 people dead.  weiterlesen >>>


Day fine with 70% polling, dusk falls with blood (India)

(13.07.2009)

Kolkata/Jhagram 3 poll staff die as Maoists blow up a government jeep at Jamboni  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Bürgerkrieg im Swat-Tal

(13.07.2009)

Pakistans Militär geht gegen die Taliban vor. weiterlesen >>>


MAG Sri Lanka - programme update

(13.07.2009)

MAG Community Liaison Officers Loges and Ganga interview community members from Koolankulam village currently living in Murungapitti Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Mannar District as part of mine action survey. weiterlesen >>>


Germany Ratifies Convention on Cluster Munitions

(13.07.2009)

On 8th July, Germany became the 11th country to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions by depositing its instrument of ratification to the United Nations in New York. This exciting news comes just a couple of weeks after Germany hosted a major international conference in Berlin on the destruction of cluster munition stockpiles attended by 87 out of the 98 countries that have signed the Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Demos continue in IHK, dozens injured in clashes

(13.07.2009)

SRINAGAR (IHK): In occupied Kashmir, anti-India protests continued, today, at several places and dozens of demonstrators were injured when Indian police subjected them to brute force, KMS reported on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and explosive ordinance have a toll on Iraq's civilian population

(13.07.2009)

Imagine that you are a child tasked with domestic duties-herding sheep, fetching water and firewood for your family, collecting vegetables and fruits to feed their families, and, sometimes, cleaning up your farmland. Then, you are injured by landmines and explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Army Colonel and Driver killled in landmine blast in Assam

(13.07.2009)

Guwahati: Jul 13, a powerful landmine explosion occurred in Assam in which two army soldiers killed, including colonel Mr. Parimal.  weiterlesen >>>


Höchste Zeit zur Umkehr

(13.07.2009)

Acht Jahre nach Beginn des Militäreinsatzes ist der Frieden in Afghanistan in weite Ferne gerückt. In allen Landesteilen eskaliert der Krieg. Seine Leidtragenden sind diejenigen, in deren Namen die Intervention 2001 öffentlich begründet wurde.  weiterlesen >>>


20 Polizisten bei Anschlägen in Indien getötet

(13.07.2009)

Bei zwei Bombenanschlägen und einem anschliessenden Gefecht mit maoistischen Rebellen im Osten Indiens sind nach Regierungsangaben mindestens 20 Polizisten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Former RPF Fighters in Uganda Demand Compensation from Rwandan Government (Rwanda)

(09.07.2009)

A group of men claiming to be former members of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) which helped to overthrow the government of Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994 are demanding payment of their salaries and compensation. The former fighters want a total of seven billion shillings accumulated over the past 13 years.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq not on track to meet landmine removal treaty requirements (Iraq)

(09.07.2009)

Officials now say a car bomb in the Iraqi city if Kirkuk killed over 30 people and injured nearly 100 more. The bomb detonated in a busy commercial district in the Northern Iraqi city just hours after US forces completed a withdrawal from the country's cities and towns. weiterlesen >>>


Barry soldier injured in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(09.07.2009)

A BARRY soldier is recovering in a UK hospital after suffering extensive injuries in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Chinese soldiers leave for UN peace mission in DR. Congo (China)

(09.07.2009)

LANZHOU, July 2 (Xinhua) -- A 100-member team of Chinese soldiers left here Thursday for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for an eight-month UN peace-keeping operation.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explodes in Lalgarh forest (India)

(09.07.2009)

Kolkata : A high intensity landmine went off in West Bengal's Lalgarh region Thursday morning, triggering fresh tension among the security forces who have been trying to flush out Maoists from the area since June 18, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Looking in a Broken Mirror (Burma)

(09.07.2009)

MAE SOT-Moo Say lay lethargically on the bed, his face hollow and pale. His arms and body were woefully skinny and he was missing one leg, amputated below the knee. "I'll never give up," he croaked.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast in Lalgarh (India)

(09.07.2009)

Lalgarh/Bankura (PTI): Suspected Maoists exploded a landmine at a field near the block development office in Lalgarh even as security forces recovered a landmine in Maoist-affected Sarenga area in neighbouring Bankura district.  weiterlesen >>>


Blasts near Lalgarh BDO office (India)

(09.07.2009)

LALGARH: The Maoists made their presence felt in Lalgarh with a landmine explosion barely 50 feet away from a police checkpost, around 7.30 on Thursday morning. The explosion has once again exposed the chinks in the armour of the joint force.  weiterlesen >>>


One minefield to another (Turkey)

(09.07.2009)

The Turkish government's attempt to clear mines along its southern and eastern borders triggers nationalist sentiment amid accusations that reclaimed land will be leased to Israelis, writes Gareth Jenkins in Ankara weiterlesen >>>


14 Afghan landmine clearers kidnapped (Afghanistan)

(09.07.2009)

Armed men abducted 14 Afghan employees of a private mine clearing company contracted to the United Nations in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said yesterday. The men, employed by the Mine Detection and Dog Centre (MDC), were seized on Saturday as they were clearing mines in the eastern province Paktya, interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told a press conference.  weiterlesen >>>


2,500 detonators looted in Chhattisgarh (India)

(09.07.2009)

Raipur, July 6 (IANS) A day after a van laden with detonators went missing in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police said Monday that the van had been recovered but the detonators were looted by the unidentified people who had hijacked the vehicle. weiterlesen >>>


Women-only demining teams tackle South Sudan's legacy of war (Sudan)

(09.07.2009)

BUNGU, Sudan, July 6, 2009 (AFP) - When Faiza Annet waves her daughter off to school, it's the seven-year-old who warns her mother to take care. Annet is part of an all-female demining team, working to make safe the dangerous former battlefields of southern Sudan and open up land so people can return home.  weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, July 6 (Afghanistan)

(09.07.2009)

Source: Reuters July 6 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1730 GMT on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan return home to Canadian soil (Canada)

(09.07.2009)

CFB TRENTON, Ont. - The body of the 121st Canadian soldier killed on the Afghanistan mission returned to Canadian soil aboard a military aircraft Monday. The remains of Cpl. Nick Bulger were brought to CFB Trenton in eastern Ontario for a repatriation ceremony attended by family members, Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk. weiterlesen >>>


Nine Chechen Policemen Killed in Rebel Ambush (Chechnya)

(09.07.2009)

In one of their deadliest recent attacks, rebels in Ingushetia on July 4 ambushed a convoy of Chechen policemen in a wooded area on the road between the villages of Chemulga and Arshty in the republic's Sunzha district, killing nine policemen and wounding ten others. weiterlesen >>>


4 workers dead in landmine blast (Turkey)

(09.07.2009)

ISTANBUL - A landmine blast killed four people and wounded nine Monday in southeastern Turkey near the border with Iraq where Kurdish separatists are active, the Anatolia news agency reported, quoting the local governor's office. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka - China assures continued support to Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(09.07.2009)

The government of China reiterated its continued support to resettle and rehabilitate the internally displaces persons (IDPs) now staying in relief centres in Sri Lanka.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier 'killed by landmine' (Afghanistan)

(09.07.2009)

A Devon Territorial Army soldier was killed by a landmine explosion during a reconnaissance patrol in southern Afghanistan, an inquest has heard. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG - Deutschland ratifiziert als 11. Staat Verbotskonvention für Streumunition

(09.07.2009)

Berlin (9.07.09) Deutschland hat als 11. Staat das Übereinkommen über Streumunition (Convention on Cluster Munitions - CCM) ratifiziert, dies teilte die zuständige Abteilung der Vereinten Nationen gestern in New York auf Anfrage mit. 98 Staaten haben die Konvention bereits unterzeichnet. Nach der 30. Ratifikation wird das Übereinkommen voraussichtlich noch 2010 in Kraft treten. weiterlesen >>>


Stichwort: Im Ausland getötete Bundeswehrsoldaten 'Hintergrund (Deutschland)

(08.07.2009)

Berlin (AP) Nach dem Tod dreier deutscher Soldaten in Afghanistan hat sich am Dienstag die Zahl der bei Auslandseinsätzen getöteten Bundeswehrangehörigen auf 81 erhöht. weiterlesen >>>


Wagen mit EU-Beobachtern in Georgien auf Panzermine aufgefahren (Georgien)

(08.07.2009)

TIFLIS, 21. Juni (RIA Novosti). Ein Wagen mit Medizinern der EU-Mission an Bord ist am Sonntagvormittag im westgeorgischen Ort Muschawa (Kreis Zalendschich) auf eine Panzermine aufgefahren. Es gibt einen Toten und einen Schwerverletzten. weiterlesen >>>


APA ots news: Spindelegger: "Vorbildliches Engagement unserer Jugend für... (Österreich)

(08.07.2009)

APA ots news: Spindelegger: "Vorbildliches Engagement unserer Jugend für eine minenfreie Welt"ie Welt" Wien (APA-ots) -  weiterlesen >>>


Das verminte Land (Bosnien-Herzegowina)

(07.07.2009)

Ein Lokalaugenschein in Bosnien-Herzegowina Kralopi, Bezirk Visoko, 20 Kilometer nordwestlich von Sarajewo. Sanfte Hügellandschaft, saftige Vegetation, zwitschernde Vögel. Doch die Idylle trügt. Denn hier verlief im Krieg eine der Frontlinien zwischen serbischen Truppen und bosnischer Armee. Mehr als 13 Jahre sind die Kampfhandlungen nun vorbei. Doch die gefährlichen Relikte des Kriegs sind noch immer da: Das Gebiet ist minenverseucht. weiterlesen >>>


Rheinmetall erhält Großauftrag der Bundeswehr

(07.07.2009)

Der Automobilzuliefer- und Rüstungskonzern Rheinmetall hat sich nach eigenen Angaben den größten Einzelauftrag seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gesichert. weiterlesen >>>


Milliarden-Auftrag für Rheinmetall

(07.07.2009)

Startschuss für die Serienproduktion von 405 Puma-Schützenpanzern für die Bundeswehr. Den grössten Einzelauftrag in der neueren Unternehmensgeschichte hat die Düsseldorfer Rheinmetall AG mit der nun erfolgten Beauftragung des Schützenpanzers Puma erhalten. Insgesamt 405 dieser neu entwickelten Kampffahrzeuge im Gesamtwert von rund 3,1 MrdEUR werden ab 2010 an die Bundeswehr ausgeliefert.  weiterlesen >>>


Minen-Explosion in der Türkei: Vier Tote,Neun weitere Menschen verletzt

(07.07.2009)

Bei der Explosion eines Sprengsatzes im Südosten der Türkei sind am Montag nach offiziellen Angaben vier Menschen getötet und neun weitere verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Nachhaltigkeit bei Geldinstituten

(07.07.2009)

"Die Banken müssen noch viel tun" Trotz anderer Beteuerung und ausgefeilter PR-Projekte berücksichtigen die großen Banken Nachhaltigkeitskritereien zu wenig, sagt Dietrich Wild von der Nachhaltigkeits-Rating Agentur oekom research. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Kämpfer ohne Beine

(07.07.2009)

Soraj Chulam Habib engagiert sich gegen Streubomben Ein junger Mann aus Afghanistan war letzte Woche aufmerksamer Beobachter der Internationalen Streubombenkonferenz in Berlin weiterlesen >>>


Iraqis slow to clear land mines from years of war

(07.07.2009)

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government's failure to grasp the scope of its problem with land mines and bombs has derailed efforts to clear what is considered one of the world's most contaminated countries, a U.N. official said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and explosive remnants of war in Iraq

(07.07.2009)

Outline of the Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Situation in Iraq. In 2008, Iraq became State Party to the Ottawa Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. Under the terms of the Convention, Iraq must clear all areas containing, or suspected to contain anti-personnel mines before February 2018.  weiterlesen >>>


FSD deployed to Kfar Shouba, a cluster munition affected area in South Lebanon

(07.07.2009)

The danger area is located not far from the village school. On 19th June, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) organized a media trip to its cluster munition clearance task in the village of Kfar Shouba in South Lebanon. Representatives from various local newspaper and TV stations received a site brief, followed by a visit to the task. weiterlesen >>>


US, Israel, Russia absent at Berlin cluster bomb talks

(07.07.2009)

Over 80 countries pledging to destroy their stockpiles of cluster bombs met in Berlin, but several major nations that have spurned an international ban stayed away. weiterlesen >>>


Brown personally intervened to back cluster bomb ban

(07.07.2009)

Move last year was opposed by military but praised by humanitarian organisations weiterlesen >>>