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Somaliland: 1 Toter, 19 Verletzte nach Landminenexplosion

(23.07.2017)

Eine Explosion in der Nähe eines Vertriebenenlagers hatte verheerende Folgen: ein Mensch starb, 19 wurden zum Teil schwer verletzt. Der Unfall ereignete sich in der Region Sool, in der es immer wieder zu schweren Unfällen mit explosiven Kriegsresten und Landminen kommt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


UN: Sicherheitsrat verabschiedet erste Resolution zu Minenaktionen

(20.07.2017)

Der UN-Sicherheitsrat hat Ende Juni zum ersten Mal in seiner Geschichte eine Resolution verabschiedet, die die Wichtigkeit von Minenaktionen hervorhebt. Die Resolution 2365 fordert alle Staaten auf, den nicht unterscheidenden Einsatz von explosiven Geräten zu stoppen - und sich mehr für die Opfer einzusetzen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Danger Mines Zeichen

Myanmar: improvisierter Sprengsatz tötet drei Menschen

(18.07.2017)

Ein älterer Mann und zwei Jugendliche wurden in Bundestaat Rakine in Myanmar durch eine Explosion getötet. Der selbstgebaute Sprengsatz wirkte wie eine Landmine und wurde durch eine Berührung ausgelöst. Noch ist unklar, ob es sich um ein aktuelles Attentat handelt oder ob der Sprengsatz ein Rest aus vergangenen Konflikten war. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mehrere Kinder schauen in die Kamera. Im Hintergrund ein Flüchtlingslager.

Irak: Riskante Rückkehr nach Mossul - Gefahr durch Blindgänger

(11.07.2017)

Nach der Rückeroberung der irakischen Stadt Mossul verstärkt die Hilfsorganisation Handicap International ihren Einsatz in und um die Stadt, um die Zivilbevölkerung zu versorgen. Verwundete und Traumatisierte benötigen Physiotherapie und psychologische Hilfe. Mit dem Ende der Kämpfe ist die Gefahr nicht gebannt, denn Blindgänger machen die Rückkehr in die Häuser lebensbedrohlich. Deshalb informiert Handicap International die Rückkehrenden über die Gefahr, die in der Stadt in Form von Sprengfallen und explosiven Kriegsresten lauert. weiterlesen >>>


Bio Waffen: Verboten 1972, Chemische Waffen: Verboten: 1993, Landminen: Verboten 1997, Streubomben: Verboten: 2008, Nuklear Waffen: Verboten 2017

Atomwaffen: Historischer Verbotsvertrag beschlossen

(09.07.2017)

122 Staaten haben bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York einen historischen Vertrag geschlossen: Ein internationales Verbot von Atomwaffen. Sämtliche Staaten, die Atomwaffen besitzen, sowie die Staaten, die unter deren Schutz stehen oder die ihre Waffen lagern, haben den Verbotsprozess boykottiert. Das neue Verbot wird in einer Reihe mit den Chemiewaffen-, Landminen- und Streubombenverboten gesehen.  weiterlesen >>>


im Hintergrund eine grüne Wiese im Vordergrund ein Schild mit einem Totenkopf und der Schrift "slow mine field"

Falklandinseln: Minenfrei bis 2020

(09.07.2017)

Wie der Falkländische MLA Michael Poole bekanntgab, sollen die Falklandinseln bis 2020 komplett von Minen befreit sein. Bereits in diesem Sommer (dem europäischen Winter) waren 29 Minenfelder geräumt worden, die Überbleibsel des britisch-argentinischen Kriegs von 1982 sind. Problematisch könnte die Entminung für das Tierreich sein - die Sperrgebiete haben menschenfreie Rückzugsorte für Tiere geschaffen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


im Vordergrund ein großes und einige kleinere Gebäude in typisch asiatischer Bauweise. Rechts ein großer Parkplatz. Im Hintergrund weite Felder.

Kambodscha: Friedensmuseum des Minenaktionszentrums eröffnet

(08.07.2017)

In Siem Reap, wo das kambodschanische Minenaktionszentrum seinen Hauptsitz hat, wurde vor einigen Tagen ein Friedensmuseum eröffnet. Es soll zeigen, welch schreckliche Wirkungen Landminen auf ein ganzes Land und seine Bevölkerung haben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Frauen, die ihr Land entminen

(05.07.2017)

Der Frieden zwischen FARC und Regierung macht in Kolumbien erstmals seit Jahrzehnten eine umfassende Entminung möglich. Dabei werden alle Kräfte gebraucht. In der von Männern dominierten Entminungsbranche sind aber auch Frauen aktiv. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and cluster munitions: A safer future within reach (World)

(02.04.2009)

Geneva (ICRC) ' As the world marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April, millions of civilians in more than 70 countries live their lives in fear of weapons that keep on killing long after conflicts have ended, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Gefechte zwischen Thailand und Kambodscha (Kambodscha)

(02.04.2009)

Ein jahrzehntelanger Grenzstreit zwischen Thailand und Kambodscha ist erneut aufgeflammt. Soldaten der südostasiatischen Nachbarn lieferten sich in der Nähe des umstrittenen Hindu-Tempels Preah Vihear Schusswechsel, wie beide Länder bestätigten.  weiterlesen >>>


UN supports Afghan de-mining efforts (UN/Afghanistan)

(02.04.2009)

The United Nations in Afghanistan is highlighting the importance of de-mining as part of the global activities for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, which is observed each year on April 4th.  weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness (World)

(02.04.2009)

UNDP continues to help developing countries to get rid of mines and explosive remnants of war  weiterlesen >>>


More work needed on landmine clearance, Red Cross says (World)

(02.04.2009)

Geneva - States are falling behind on their commitments to clear landmines and provide adequate assistance to victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Jedes Jahr töten Landminen mindestens 1.500 Menschen

(02.04.2009)

Rotes Kreuz: Jedes Jahr töten Landminen mindestens 1.500 Menschen  weiterlesen >>>


Press Release: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

(02.04.2009)

The financial and economic crisis must not jeopardize relief programs ' the UN Secretary General demands for determined common efforts on all levels.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mines Kill 5 Colombian Soldiers (Colombia)

(01.04.2009)

BOGOTA ' Five Colombian soldiers were killed by anti-personnel mines planted by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas in a rural area of the northwestern province of Antioquia, military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Thai Soldier Hurt In Cambodian Border Mine Blast: Army (South East Asia)

(01.04.2009)

BANGKOK (AFP)--A Thai soldier lost a leg after stepping on a landmine in a disputed area along the border with Cambodia, where tensions remain high following a deadly clash last year, the military said.  weiterlesen >>>


New mine victims reinforce the need for treaty (Thailand)

(01.04.2009)

Regional Meeting on Landmines Opens in Bangkok  weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners call for more effort to rid world of mines (UK)

(01.04.2009)

CAMPAIGNERS have called on governments to step up efforts to clear landmines which are killing 15,000 to 20,000 civilians each year and to deliver on international agreements to dispose of stockpiles of weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Abschluss des Agenda 21 Kino - Schildkröten können fliegen

(01.04.2009)

Mannheim. Mit dem Spielfilm "Schildkröten können fliegen" von Bahman Ghobadi schließt die achte Staffel des Agenda 21 Kino am Mittwoch, 8. April 2009, um 19.30 Uhr im Cinema Quadrat ab.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine accident in Baghlan still remembered by villagers (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2009)

Of all the tragic stories surrounding de-mining in Afghanistan one sticks out for the people of Baghlan in the north east of the country when 15 children were injured after they tried to sell a piece of unexploded ordinance in exchange for ice cream.  weiterlesen >>>


Exhibit Opens 3 April to mark mine awareness and assistance in Mine Action Day: With focus on victims, survivors, celebration of steps to rid world of threat (World)

(31.03.2009)

Note No. 6198 Every year, landmines and explosive remnants of war continue to kill or injure thousands of people. This year's commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April) will focus on the needs of the ever growing number of landmine victims and survivors, and celebrate the vigorous movement towards the United Nations vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.  weiterlesen >>>


For a Sudan free of landmines (Sudan)

(31.03.2009)

KARTHUM, Sudan, April 1, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/: "I have visited many countries that face the scourge of landmines. I have seen the devastation caused by these indiscriminate weapons, which hamper reconstruction, damage the environment and cause grievous injuries and death for decades after conflicts end".  weiterlesen >>>


1 security man killed, 3 injured in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(31.03.2009)

PESHAWAR: One security man was killed and 3 others injured in a landmine explosion here in Mohamand Agency, sources said here Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo-Einsatz: Minen und kosovarische Autofahrer sind die grösste Gefahr (Kosovo)

(30.03.2009)

Am Donnerstag beginnt im Kosovo der Einsatz für das 20. Swisscoy-Kontingent. Oberst Karl Küng, der die Verantwortung über 220 Soldaten trägt, äussert sich zum sechsmonatigen Einsatz.«Wenn wir uns so verhalten, wie wir dies trainiert haben, ist es nicht gefährlicher, als sich zum Beispiel in Murten oder in Bern zu bewegen»: Karl Küng. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian MP urges more efforts to demine areas close to breakaway region (Georgia)

(30.03.2009)

[Presenter] The ad hoc Georgian parliament commission for the restoration of territorial integrity has reacted to an item by Imedi TV station.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomb Kills Mayor in E. Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(30.03.2009)

Mayor of Khost city, capital of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, was killed Tuesday afternoon while his car hit roadside mines in the suburb of the city, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Ceremony marks Afghanistan's recognition of physically disabled (AFGHANISTAN)

(30.03.2009)

Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan accepts delivery of wheelchairs from Wheelchair Foundation Canada and Cetena Group weiterlesen >>>


Official Says Iraq Needs Help To Clear 25 Million Unexploded Devices (Iraq)

(30.03.2009)

BAGHDAD -- A senior official in charge of de-mining efforts at Iraq's Environment Ministry has warned that staff and other resources are insufficient to eliminate the threat to civilians posed by an estimated 25 million mines and other unexploded devices.  weiterlesen >>>


5 armed militants held (INDIA)

(30.03.2009)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Rural police arrested five armed members of the Maoist party near Pedapadu village in G K Veedhi mandal on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


The rat that can sniff out a landmine (UK)

(30.03.2009)

THE latest British weapon in the battle against landmines is - a highly-trained sniffer rat. A rodent called Kofi is at a Cornish wildlife centre learning to find explosive devices using his acute sense of smell, one of the best in the animal kingdom.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway Tasks FG On Land Mine Ban Treaty (Nigeria)

(30.03.2009)

Abuja - Federal Government has been charged to domesticate and implement the Mine Ban Treaty as well as sign and follow up the Convention on Cluster Munitions. weiterlesen >>>


300.000 Euro fürs Minenräumen in Afghanistan (Dänmark)

(30.03.2009)

KOPENHAGEN - 31.03.2009 Gestern unterzeichneten Anette Christoffersen von der »Danish Demining Group« und der deutsche Botschafter Dr. Christoph Jessen in der Deutschen Botschaft Kopenhagen einen Vertrag über eine Unterstützung in Höhe von 300.000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


Eva Luise Köhler fordert besseren Schutz von Kindern vor Landminen (Deutschland/Angola)

(30.03.2009)

Als Schirmherrin des Kinderhilfswerks der Vereinten Nationen (Unicef) informiert sich Frau Köhler noch bis heute in Angola über Programme der Minenaufklärung.  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria Urged To Domesticate Mine Ban Treaty (Nigeria)

(29.03.2009)

As the countdown to the second international review conference on the landmine ban treaty scheduled to take place in Cartagena, Columbia in December 2009 draws near, the Ambassador of Norway, Mr. Tore Nedrebo, has stressed the need for the Nigerian government to urgently domesticate the mine ban treaty as well as sign the cluster munitions convention. weiterlesen >>>


Hi-tech gadgets for cops raiding red zones (India)

(29.03.2009)

Jamshedpur, March 30: Policemen, carrying out long-range patrolling and combing operations in rebel belts of Kolhan, will now have hi-tech gadgets such as deep-search mine detectors and handheld mine detectors at their disposal. weiterlesen >>>


Maimed 10-year-old angry at Israel over cluster bombs (LEBANON)

(29.03.2009)

Beirut -- HILTA: From his hospital room in the Marjayoun Public Hospital, 10-year-old Mohammad Jamal Abdel- Aal says he will not forgive nor forget Israel for ripping off his limbs.  weiterlesen >>>


epo Newsletter 090330 (Welt)

(29.03.2009)

Termine in dieser Woche weiterlesen >>>


SPIEGEL-GESPRÄCH: "Zivilisten im Fadenkreuz" (Deutschland)

(29.03.2009)

Medico-International-Geschäftsführer Thomas Gebauer über die fast aussichtslose Rolle von Hilfsorganisationen in den modernen Kriegen, die angeblich nichttödlichen Waffen der Zukunft und die verwischten Grenzen zwischen humanitären und militärischen Einsätzen.  weiterlesen >>>


OSZE verurteilt Anschlag auf Polizisten in Georgien (Georgien)

(29.03.2009)

Der Sonderbeauftragte der OSZE und griechische Botschafter Charalampos Christopoulos hat den Anschlag auf ein Fahrzeug der georgischen Polizei am Sonntag, bei dem ein Polizist getötet wurde, verurteilt. Solche Taten führten zu einer weiteren Verschärfung der Spannungen in einer ohnehin zerbrechlichen Lage, so der Botschafter.  weiterlesen >>>


Gewalt auf "dramatischem Niveau" (Welt)

(29.03.2009)

Genf. Das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) befürchtet eine Verschärfung der bewaffneten Auseinandersetzungen in Afghanistan und im benachbarten Pakistan. Der Operationsleiter des IKRK in Südasien, Jacques de Maio, forderte die USA und die anderen in den Afghanistankonflikt verwickelten Staaten am Montag in Genf auf, "den humanitären Faktor zu berücksichtigen". weiterlesen >>>


One dead, seven injured in explosions in Shida Kartli Region (Georgia)

(29.03.2009)

Two explosions have occurred in the village of Dvani in the Kareli district. First a pickup-type police vehicle blew up on a mined road while patrolling, then another crew of law enforcers triggered a second explosion when they arrived to assist the injured.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations in Afghanistan highlights Mine Awareness Day (Afghanistan)

(29.03.2009)

Many of you will know that this coming Saturday is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action which has been marked every year since a UN Security Council resolution in 2005 created the day. weiterlesen >>>


Black Thunder' unmanned dozers to play greater role in IDF (Middle East)

(29.03.2009)

The IDF Ground Forces Command plans to double the number of unmanned D9 armored bulldozers in the Engineering Corps arsenal after the vehicle provided exceptional results during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in January.  weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness (Sri Lanka/World)

(28.03.2009)

April 4 Demining - a difficult process  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Donate $1.5 million For Munitions Clearing in Lebanon (USA/Lebanon)

(28.03.2009)

The U.S. State Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement has donated $1.5 million to The Mines Advisory Group (MAG), which works to clear southern Lebanon of mines and unexploded cluster bombs left over from the war between Hizbullah and Israel in July 2006, the Daily Star Lebanon reported.  weiterlesen >>>


UNAMA observes mine awareness week (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.03.2009)

KABUL March 29, 2009 (PAN) -- The United Nations in Afghanistan, in the lead up to the international day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action marked every year on April 4, is highlighting de-mining and mine awareness this week, the UN said in a statement on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Toter durch Landmine in Georgien (Georgien)

(28.03.2009)

Ein georgischer Polizist ist bei der Explosion eine Landmine am Sonntag ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Fails to Join International Cluster Munitions Ban Treaty; U.S. Legislation Weak (USA)

(27.03.2009)

The United States has failed to join with the International Community in signing on to an International Treaty banning the use of Cluster Bombs in the world, although it has made laws and has pending legislation which partially protects civilians from harm but falls far short of the provisions provided by the International Treaty. Too, U.S. military policy directly contradicts the aims of disarming cluster bomb use. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mines Kill 5 Colombian Soldiers (Colombia)

(27.03.2009)

BOGOTA ' Five Colombian soldiers were killed by anti-personnel mines planted by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas in a rural area of the northwestern province of Antioquia, military officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Countdown to mine awareness day in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(27.03.2009)

This week the United Nations in Afghanistan is highlighting de-mining and mine awareness in the lead up to the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action marked every year on 4 April.  weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy: Israel must hand over maps of cluster bomb locations (UN)

(27.03.2009)

TYRE: United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams on Friday urged Israel to provide detailed maps indicating the location of cluster bombs in south Lebanon. He said the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has asked Israel to provide such detailed maps more than once.  weiterlesen >>>


(BANGLADESH)

(25.03.2009)

Paris, France --British and Bangladeshi authorities on Thursday probed allegations that a charity was linked to a huge cache of weapons and bomb-making equipment found in a religious school in Bangladesh. weiterlesen >>>


Weiche Ziele (Deutschland)

(25.03.2009)

BERLIN/DÜSSELDORF/NÜRNBERG (Eigener Bericht): Die Bundeswehr rüstet sich für den großflächigen Beschuss sogenannter "weicher Ziele" in ihren Operationsgebieten.  weiterlesen >>>


Conference on disarmament concludes first part of its 2009 session (UN)

(25.03.2009)

The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva: The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard statements from Switzerland, speaking as the current President of the Ottawa Convention; Bulgaria, in a farewell speech, outlining achievements and challenges facing the Conference; and Canada on proposals for getting the Conference back to substantive work and on space security.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Landmine Fields Found in Kitgum (Uganda)

(25.03.2009)

Kampala, Mar 26, 2009 (New Vision/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- THE demining team in northern Uganda has found three landmine fields at Ngomoromo, Agoro and in Lamwaka hills in Kitgum district on the border with Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Female deminers make playgrounds, fields safe again (Lebanon)

(25.03.2009)

TIBNINE: Lamees Zein is a 30-year-old mother of two with a big smile, a pink mobile phone and chocolate biscuits for her visitors. If it wasn't for the body armour and helmet that she carries around with her, it would almost be possible to forget she spends her working life in minefields. weiterlesen >>>


Female deminers make playgrounds, fields safe again (LEBANON)

(25.03.2009)

Beirut -- TIBNINE: Lamees Zein is a 30-year-old mother of two with a big smile, a pink mobile phone and chocolate biscuits for her visitors. If it wasn't for the body armour and helmet that she carries around with her, it would almost be possible to forget she spends her working life in minefields. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Find LTTE Bomb Producing Factory, 32 Maps & Generators (Sri Lanka)

(25.03.2009)

MULLAITTIVU: GROUND troops fighting in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU confronted LTTE terrorists on several occasions during Tuesday (24) and inflicted heavy damages on the terrorists while collecting a large assortment of LTTE armaments.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine awareness training for AFM and Red Cross personnel (Malta)

(25.03.2009)

Armed Forces of Malta and Malta Red Cross personnel have recently completed a mine risk education training, followed by mine rescue course which were conducted by Italian Red Cross staff from the special rescue unit of the Italian Red Cross. weiterlesen >>>


Military hardware, weapons and ammunition recovered at Wanni (Sri Lanka)

(24.03.2009)

Troops of the Tack Force - 2 while conducting search and clearing operations in the recently liberated area at Muthuaiyankaddukulam have found a cache of LTTE weapons and accessories, on Monday (March 23). weiterlesen >>>


62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on safety zone (Sri Lanka)

(24.03.2009)

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up shelling on all areas within the so-called safety zone from 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, killing 62 civilians and causing injuires to many.  weiterlesen >>>


Police plant mock bombs in 3 malls (Israel)

(24.03.2009)

Following Saturday's attempted car bomb attack at Haifa mall, police bomb squad manages to get through security at three Bay area shopping centers with large quantities of fake explosives  weiterlesen >>>


Air Force Picket Comes Under LTTE Fire (Sri Lanka)

(23.03.2009)

TRINCOMALEE: A ROAD picket run by airmen of the Sri Lanka Air Force in TRINCOMALEE came under an LTTE fire attack early Tuesday (24) morning at about 5.30 a.m. injuring one airman on duty. weiterlesen >>>


Three Vietnamese killed by war-era shell: police (Vietnam)

(23.03.2009)

Three Vietnamese men were killed while trying to saw through a war-era shell to salvage metal and explosives, police said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Ban Cluster Bombs? Yes, We Can! (US)

(23.03.2009)

It's 1 PM in Washington. Do you know where your foreign policy is? weiterlesen >>>


Conventional weapons destruction and landmine clearance in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(23.03.2009)

Washington, DC, March 24, 2009 - The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has granted $1.5 million to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for conventional weapons destruction in eight impacted communities in southern Lebanon. The presence of conventional weapons following the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel has impeded post-conflict recovery. MAG's project is critical to restoring access to land for agricultural development and infrastructure rehabilitation and development. weiterlesen >>>


Maimed at Kashmir Death Border (INDIA)

(23.03.2009)

JAMMU - From his small home, Mohammed Sadiq can see the barbed, wired border area separating the two sections of Kashmir, where he lost a leg to one of the many planted death traps. weiterlesen >>>


Komatsu completes community reconstruction project in Cambodia (Cambodia)

(23.03.2009)

Japan's Komatsu Ltd., the world's second-biggest earth-moving equipment maker, completed the first joint community reconstruction project with Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), a non-profit organization of Japan, in the village of Reak Smey Sangha, Battambang District, Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Tell the Senate to Give Cluster Bombs the Boot! (US)

(23.03.2009)

US Campaign organizes national call-in day Monday, March 30 weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General, in Mine Awareness Day message, says upcoming review offers opportunity for renewed commitment to global action (UN)

(23.03.2009)

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed on 4 April:  weiterlesen >>>


Nobel winner to speak at Bernhard Center (US)

(23.03.2009)

KALAMAZOO -- Anti-landmine activist and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams will speak on Friday in Kalamazoo as part of the seventh annual PeaceJam Youth Conference.  weiterlesen >>>


COLOMBIA: A Hundred-Year War on Drugs (Colombia)

(22.03.2009)

BOGOTA, Feb 23 (IPS) - The anti-drug, anti-insurgent Plan Colombia is, paradoxically, at the heart of the tragedy involving Awa indigenous people who were murdered this month by the FARC guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban kill eight Afghan police: commander (Afghanistan)

(22.03.2009)

KABUL (AFP) - Taliban fighters ambushed a police vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing eight policemen, a senior official said, in the latest in a surge of attacks after the end of winter. weiterlesen >>>


Destruction of 8,000 antipersonnel mines in Algeria (Algeria)

(22.03.2009)

Eight thousand and thirty anti-personnel mines were destroyed on Monday by the Algerian army in Hassi Bahbah near Djelfa, 275 km south of Algiers, under the Ottawa Convention, said the press agency APS.  weiterlesen >>>


Army will complete 2007 DPICM sale despite new law from Congress (USA)

(22.03.2009)

In light of new legislation that permanently bans cluster munition exports, the Army -- set to sell to the United Arab Emirates -- will make its last foreign sale of the bomb variant.  weiterlesen >>>


IHD Relases Annual Report (Turkey)

(22.03.2009)

According to the human rights organization, 37 people died in prisons and 8 people died while under police custody. IHD chair Türkdogan says, rights violations escalated.  weiterlesen >>>


Extending mandate of UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, Security Council condemns all attacks on civilians, recruitment of child soldiers (AFGHANISTAN)

(22.03.2009)

The following information was released by the United Nations: Deciding this morning to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) by one year, the Security Council strongly condemned all attacks on civilians and on Afghan and international forces, as well as the use by the Taliban and other extremist groups of civilians as human shields and children as soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


On Disarmament: 2 Strikes Against U.S. (US)

(22.03.2009)

Europe and Africa Way Ahead weiterlesen >>>


Arms and ammunition recovered from various places in J-K (INDIA)

(21.03.2009)

Srinagar, Mar 22 (PTI) -- Security forces today recovered a cache of arms and ammunition and unearthed two hideouts in Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at Western Michigan University (USA)

(21.03.2009)

KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 20 -- Western Michigan University issued the following press release: Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams is the featured guest at this year's Great Lakes PeaceJam Conference Friday, March 27, at Western Michigan University.  weiterlesen >>>


UNFÄLLE: Tod durch explodierte Kriegsgranate (Deutschland)

(20.03.2009)

NIEMEGK - Die Explosion in Niemegk (Potsdam-Mittelmark), bei der am Montagabend ein 40-jähriger Mann getötet wurde, ist durch eine Granate russischer Bauart aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg verursacht worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Thousands in Serbia "still in danger from NATO cluster bombs" (Serbia)

(20.03.2009)

Civilians in Serbia are still in danger from thousands of unexploded cluster bombs almost a decade after NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, local media reported Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three landmines unearthed (INDIA)

(19.03.2009)

ANANTAPUR: The police unearthed three powerful landmines planted beneath a culvert near Gangampalli village in Ramagiri mandal in the district on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


US donates $1.5 million for removing ordnance as cluster bomb kills civilian (US/Lebanon)

(19.03.2009)

BEIRUT: A shepherd was killed by a cluster bomb in south Lebanon on Thursday after stepping on the deadly device in a field near the village of Hula. The news comes as the US government announced it had donated $1.5 million to help solve a funding crisis faced by cluster bomb clearance teams in south Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


US Export Ban Should Spur Countries to Sign Treaty Banning the Weapon (US)

(18.03.2009)

NEW YORK - March 18 - A new US law permanently banning nearly all cluster bomb exports by the United States will end a long period of transfers of the weapon to Israel and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. weiterlesen >>>


10 landmines detected in Agency (INDIA)

(18.03.2009)

VISAKHAPATNAM: The district police have detected 10 landmines at two different places in the agency during the last five days. weiterlesen >>>


Congo signs cluster munitions pact (Congo)

(18.03.2009)

United Nations, March 19: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become the 96th country to sign a landmark international treaty banning cluster munitions, while Laos ratified it, becoming the fifth nation to do so.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada donates 400,000 dollars for demining in Nicaragua (Canada/Nicaragua)

(18.03.2009)

The following information was released by the Organization of American States: weiterlesen >>>


Spain Eliminates Cluster Bombs 3 Months Early (Spain)

(18.03.2009)

MADRID ' The Spanish armed forces already have eliminated their arsenals of cluster bombs, the defense minister announced Wednesday in Parliament, fulfilling three months early Spain's promise made last December to divest itself of the weapons before June. weiterlesen >>>


Batna: security strengthened after the discovery of an explosive belt (Algeria)

(17.03.2009)

Well informed sources have declared to Ennahar that after a clash between the forces of the National People's Army and a group of terrorists in Batna, the day before yesterday evening in the area of Ghedjati, within the town of Oued Cheaba has been discovered a belt of explosives and other objects left by the armed group whose number and identity remains unknown. weiterlesen >>>


Heimtückische Massenmörder (UN)

(17.03.2009)

Ab sofort kann am New Yorker UN-Hauptquartier die Konvention zum weltweiten Verbot von Streumunition unterzeichnet werden. Es geht um mehr als einen Abrüstungsvertrag weiterlesen >>>


Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty (World)

(17.03.2009)

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of an international agreement that has prevented incalculable civilian deaths and injuries from war: the 1997 Landmine Treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: British firm demines over 200 explosive devices in Moxico (Angola)

(17.03.2009)

Luena ' The British Mines Advisory Group (MAG) removed and destroyed 201 explosive devices from last January to February, in the eastern Moxico province, including anti-personnel and anti-tank landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


The army continues its sweep operation in Tébessa (Algeria)

(16.03.2009)

According the same source, the number of terrorists who committed the operation was approximately 12 elements who belong to 'Katibat Oum El Kemakem', which activates on the boundaries between Oued Souf and the department of Khenchla.  weiterlesen >>>


Is it possible to make the world mines-free? (World)

(16.03.2009)

On 1 March, 10 years after the historic treaty banning antipersonnel mines became binding international law, campaigners in some 60 countries around the globe are taking action this week to once again draw the world's attention to the horrific consequences of landmines and to call for renewed efforts toward a mine-free world. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb threat looms over Lebanese villagers (Lebanon)

(16.03.2009)

TYRE, Lebanon (CNN) -- Diab Diab lost an eye and part of a leg trying to clear unexploded bombs from the fields of southern Lebanon. But now he is going to lose his job, too. weiterlesen >>>


Signatory nations to cluster ban convention expected to reach 100 (World)

(15.03.2009)

GENEVA -- Several countries are expected to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, raising the prospect that the number of signatory nations will reach 100. weiterlesen >>>


World's leading states justify use of cluster bombs even if they kill children (US)

(15.03.2009)

The US Congress barred the Pentagon from selling cluster bombs to other countries to prevent casualties among civilians. The decision became the late action to defend the US authorities against the criticism for their refusal to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the use of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Sign up to landmine treaty, rivals told (India)

(14.03.2009)

SRINAGAR, INDIA // As the enforcement of the UN ban on landmines marked its 10 year anniversary this month, activists are calling on India and Pakistan to sign and ratify the convention on the weapons that cause hundreds of deaths and injuries every year. weiterlesen >>>


Militants Target Police in N. Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(13.03.2009)

A mine planted by anti-government militants struck a police vehicle in the peaceful Kunduz province north of Afghanistan but caused no loss of life, a local official said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


USA ändern Haltung zu Streubomben (USA)

(13.03.2009)

US-Gesetz verbietet Export - Senatoren setzen sich für Verbot bei US-Streitkräften ein weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb wounds Lebanese citizen in south Lebanon (Lebanon)

(12.03.2009)

Beirut - A 20-year-old man was wounded in southern Lebanon Friday by the explosion of a cluster bomb left over from the July 2006 war between Israel and the Hezbollah organization, Lebanese police said. weiterlesen >>>