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Schulkinder stehen vor einem Minenschild

Kambodscha: Vollständige Kampfmittelräumung kostet mindestens 400 Millionen Dollar

(25.02.2017)

Kambodschas Premierminister hat die internationale Staatengemeinschaft aufgefordert, dem kleinen südostasiatischen Land mit 400 Millionen Dollar bei der Räumung von Kampfmitteln zu helfen. Dies sei nötig, um auch in Kambodscha das international vereinbarte Ziel zu erreichen, die Welt bist 2025 frei von Minen zu machen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein erwachsener Soldat steht vor einer Reihe an jugendlichen Soldaten

"Unter dem Sand" für Oscar nominiert

(22.02.2017)

In der dänisch-deutschen Koproduktion geht es um die 2 Millionen Landminen, die Deutschland während des zweiten Weltkrieges an der dänischen Küste verlegte - und die nach Kriegsende von jungen deutschen Kriegsgefangenen geräumt wurden.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Stiefel, der auf sandigen Boden tritt

Neuer Kinofilm "Mine" basiert auf falschem Verständnis von Tretminen

(20.02.2017)

Mitte 2017 kommt ein neuer Film in die Kinos. Darin tritt ein Soldat auf eine Mine - und weiß, dass sie erst explodieren wird, wenn er den Fuß wieder hebt. 52 Stunden muss er warten, bis Hilfe kommt. Was spannend klingt, ist aber leider völlig falsch - Tretminen explodieren, sobald der Auslöser aktiviert wird. Die Fakten scheinen Filmemacher aber nicht sonderlich zu interessieren - unter anderem in James Bond ist der gleiche Fehler teil des Plots (Trailer des Films "Mine" auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine verwitterte Danger Mines Tafel in karger Gegend

Westsahara: GGL-Austria finanziert den Austausch von korrodierten Minenwarntafeln

(19.02.2017)

Wo Minen ungefähr liegen, wissen lokale Bevölkerungen aus eigener, leidvoller Erfahrung oft nur zu gut. Oft dauert es dann aber noch Jahre, bis die Minen tatsächlich geräumt werden können. Umso wichtiger ist eine gute und sichtbare Markierung der Minenfelder. Wenn es aber - aufgrund politischer oder sonstiger Faktoren - zu lange dauert, "verschwinden" die Hinweistafeln wieder. Die österreichische Organisation GGL finanziert deshalb nun den Austausch korrodierter Minenwarntafeln in Westsahara. weiterlesen >>>


Sergio Ramos hält ein Bild hoch, auf dem jugendliche Basketballer, vermutlich Minenüberlebende, zu sehen sind.

Afghanistan: UEFA spenden 100.000 Euro an das ICRC zur Unterstützung von Minenopfern

(17.02.2017)

Symbolisch überreicht wurde die Spende der europäischen Fußballorganisation UEFA durch Real Madrid Star Sergio Ramos im Vorfeld eines Champions League Spieles. Das Geld soll in erster Linie dem physischen Rehabilitationsprogramm des Internationalen Komitees des Roten Kreuzes (ICRC) in Afghanistan zu Gute kommen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: selbstgebauter Sprengsatz tötet acht Kinder auf dem Heimweg

(17.02.2017)

Laut der UN Agentur UNAMA starben am Donnerstag 12 Menschen, als ihr Fahrzeug über einen selbstgebauten Sprengsatz fuhr. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: Laut einem indischen Bericht gab es 2016 nirgends mehr Bombenexplosionen

(15.02.2017)

Laut einem Bericht des indischen "Bomb Data Centres" gab es 2016 406 Vorfälle. Die meisten aufgrund von improvisierten Sprengsätzen, aber auch Granaten und andere explosive Kriegsgeräte waren Auslöser. Das sind mehr als doppelt so viele Vorfälle wie in den Krisenländern Irak und Afghanistan. Der Bericht selbst hebt allerdings hervor, dass die Zahlen keine Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erheben. Die hohe Zahl zeigt aber, dass Indien klar ein Problem mit Minen und ähnlichen Waffen hat. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Acker und Wiese - im Vordergrund explosive Kriegsreste

Irak: Handicap International startet Kampfmittelräumung

(14.02.2017)

Handicap International hat vor einigen Wochen mit der Beseitigung explosiver Kriegsrechte in den Regierungsbezirken Kirkuk und Diyala im Irak begonnen. Nach nur einem Monat Räumung in diesen von schweren Kämpfgen betroffenen Gegenden, hat die Hilfsorganisation bereits über 1.000 explosive Kriegsreste entschärft und zerstört. weiterlesen >>>


SA government has hinted it will sign ban on cluster bombs, says activist (SOUTH AFRICA)

(30.09.2008)

The South African government has given "encouraging signs" that it will sign a convention banning cluster bombs on December 3 this year. But it left a little room for doubt by not joining 28 other African countries who gave firm commitments yesterday that they would sign the treaty at a conference in Oslo, Norway. weiterlesen >>>


New grassroots fund to support British charities saving lives (UK)

(30.09.2008)

BIRMINGHAM MP Andrew Mitchell has pledged to find £40 million for "grassroots" organisations fighting poverty in the developing world. weiterlesen >>>


Neuer FARC-Anführer kündigt Anschläge an (Kolumbien)

(30.09.2008)

Der neue Chef der kolumbianischen FARC-Rebellen, Alfonso Cano, will wieder mehr Anschläge verüben. Durch die Taten solle die linksgerichtete Guerilla wieder mehr Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, bestätigte das kolumbianische Militär einen Bericht der Zeitung "El Espectador".  weiterlesen >>>


Die Wahrheit (Deutschland)

(30.09.2008)

Magg -Der Minenwerfer Skorpion ist für die dauerhafte Verlegung von Minen nicht gebaut worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Security forces' vehicle hits landmine, two dead (Pakistan)

(30.09.2008)

QUETTA: Security forces on Monday resumed military operation against local militants in various parts of Balochistan after one-day halt. weiterlesen >>>


Israel switches from U.S. cluster bombs, buys local (Israel)

(30.09.2008)

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has cut purchases of U.S.-made cluster bombs, defense officials said Tuesday, stocking up on supplies from a state-owned Israeli company rather than heeding calls for an outright ban. weiterlesen >>>


Africa Continues to Lead the Way on Cluster Bomb Ban (Africa)

(30.09.2008)

Kampala, Uganda: 29 September 2008 - Forty African governments gathered in Uganda today at a meeting to promote signature of a groundbreaking treaty banning cluster bombs. The Cluster Munition Coalition, an international network of campaigners and cluster bomb survivors, called on all African governments to unite in signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo on 3 December 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Four Pakistani soldiers killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(29.09.2008)

Islamabad, Sept 30 (PTI) Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a landmine blast in the southwestern Balochistan province today, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Victims Appeal to Government (Rwanda)

(29.09.2008)

Kampala -The Government of Rwanda should join other African countries and sign the treaty banning cluster munitions at least by the end of this year. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill 4 CRPF men (India)

(29.09.2008)

RAIPUR: A landmine blast triggered by Maoists on a road leading to Chitrakoot where President Pratibha Patil was to address a function in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh killed four CRPF personnel including a deputy commandant and injured three others on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan defence ministry says 23 Tamil Tigers killed in north clashes (SRI LANKA)

(29.09.2008)

Finalized reports on yesterday's (28 September) incidents accounted for 23 terrorist deaths and nine other causalities. Also, 15 other LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] cadres were either reported killed or wounded. Four soldiers also laid down their lives at the battlefield while 26 others suffered injuries. weiterlesen >>>


Co-op Consults Customers on Ethical Policy (UK)

(29.09.2008)

The Co-operative Bank yesterday launched its most extensive ethical policy consultation for more than a decade. weiterlesen >>>


Three US soldiers killed in IED attack in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

US military says three soldiers were killed Monday in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan. Meantime, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help broker peace with Taliban leaders in the country. weiterlesen >>>


COMMENTARY: A HEALTHY DOSE OF TREATIES (US)

(29.09.2008)

At long last, the Senate has approved five treaties that govern U.S. behavior during armed conflict and in conflict's aftermath. The Senate's action opens the door for the United States to join these widely ratified treaties, each of which makes war a little more humane, especially for civilians. But in today's atmosphere, this development is important for another reason: the symbolic value of a U.S. decision to join several more treaties that regulate armed conflict. weiterlesen >>>


East Africa: Interview - 'Cluster Bombs Are an EA Regional Problem' (Africa)

(29.09.2008)

Delegates representing forty five Africa governments spent two days in Kampala rallying for a united African front in the effort to stop the manufacture and use of cluster munitions like landmines on the continent. On the sidelines of the conference, Daily Monitor's Paul Amoru spoke to Mr Daniel Aghan, the Communication Officer in the Kenya office of Handicap International, an advocacy organisation against the use of cluster munitions: - weiterlesen >>>


Injured in land mine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

One person was seriously injured in land mine explosion near Dera Murad Jamali Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Over 4,000 Victims of Landmines Assisted (ANGOLA)

(29.09.2008)

Kuito, Sep 30, 2008 (Angola Press Agency/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- At least 4,524 citizens, victims of landmines, were assisted in south Bie province from 2004 to the current date, with various basic goods, ANGOP learnt this Monday from the provincial co-ordinator of the Inter Sectoral Commission of Demining and Humanitarian Assistance, Antonio Gomes. weiterlesen >>>


Peace key prerequisite for development, says UN deputy secretary general (Interview)

(29.09.2008)

"Lebanon is a great country; therefore, all efforts should be made to ensure that political stability and security continues to be strengthened so that you can really exploit the great potential of this country and contribute as a key world player. You can be a motivation." This was the message of UN Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro to the Lebanese people and leadership before she left Lebanon, where she stayed for three days in September. weiterlesen >>>


Two security personnel killed after vehicle hits landmine (PAKISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

Quetta: Security forces on Monday [29 September] resumed military operation against local militants in various parts of Baluchistan after one-day halt. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben sind Abscheulichkeit" (Uganda)

(29.09.2008)

Der südafrikanische Erzbischof und Friedensnobelpreisträger Desmond Tutu hat Streubomben als eine nicht "hinzunehmende Abscheulichkeit" bezeichnet. weiterlesen >>>


Israel switches from U.S. cluster bombs, buys local (ISRAEL)

(29.09.2008)

TEL AVIV, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Israel has cut purchases of U.S.-made cluster bombs, defence officials said on Tuesday, stocking up on supplies from a state-owned Israeli company rather than heeding calls for an outright ban. Israel's armed forces want to avoid a repeat of civilian casualties from cluster bombs during and after the 2006 Lebanon war, the officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand, Cambodia to officially confer on border conflict Nov. 10-14 (South East Asia)

(29.09.2008)

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (TNA) - Thailand and its neighbour Cambodia will officially confer to discuss ways to avoid armed confrontation along their disputed border areas between November 10-14 at a meeting to be held in Cambodia, a senior Thai foreign ministry official said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Greens object to NZSF's link to nuke related firms (New Zealand)

(29.09.2008)

The Green Party is unhappy the New Zealand Superannuation Fund is investing in companies it considers to be unethical. weiterlesen >>>


Ergänzungen. Mehr zur Minen in Griechenland kein mensch ist illegal (Griechenland)

(29.09.2008)

Minenfelder in Griechenland, Geschichte, Aktuelle lage und Minenopfer.  weiterlesen >>>


Four migrants killed by landmines on Greek border (GREECE)

(28.09.2008)

Four illegal migrants were killed when they wandered into a minefield in northeast Greece after crossing the border from Turkey on a popular people smuggling route, a Defence Ministry official said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish film wins top award in San Sebastian (SPAIN)

(28.09.2008)

Pandora's Box" (Pandora'nin Kutusu), a moving story about sibling rivalry by Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu, won the Golden Shell award Saturday for best film at the San Sebastian film festival. weiterlesen >>>


Mother and baby killed by landmine in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(28.09.2008)

Bogota, Sep 29, A 16-year-old girl and her baby died after stepping on a landmine in a jungle region of the southeastern Colombian province of Guaviare, the military said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs conference on (Africa)

(28.09.2008)

Kampala -Diplomats from 40 African states are today meeting in Kampala to step up the anti- cluster bombs crusade and challenge their governments to sign the new international treaty banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Child killed, another injured in mine explosion in Adhale'a (YEMEN)

(28.09.2008)

A landmine in Adhale'a governorate killed a chilled and seriously injured the other, reported opposition owned website Assahwa net.  weiterlesen >>>


DynCorp International Inc. Wins $12 Million Contract For De-Mining And Explosives Removal (USA)

(28.09.2008)

DynCorp International Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of State has awarded the Company a contract to establish a humanitarian Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to respond globally to urgent humanitarian operations that require the removal or mitigation of explosive hazards to protect civilian populations.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben nicht mehr finanzieren (Luxemburg)

(28.09.2008)

Streubomben töten jährlich Zehntausende unschuldiger Zivilisten, auch noch lange nach dem Ende eines Krieges. Nun sollen diese Waffen, unter anderem in Luxemburg, verboten werden, allerdings nicht ihre Finanzierung.  weiterlesen >>>


Southern Town Celebrates End of Demining (SUDAN)

(28.09.2008)

The final raindrops were drying up when the chorus of Toposa dancers and local officials, celebrating at a cleared minefield, filled the air."We thank the god of security for giving us back our land," they sang - ankles ringing as they stamped their feet. weiterlesen >>>


Neue Minenopfer an der Griechische Grenze (Griechenland)

(28.09.2008)

Vier Flüchtlinge auf Griechischen Minenfelder gestorben in dem versuch nach Europa zu gelangen. Erneut Flüchtlinge werden Minnenopfer an der griechische Seite der Grenze Türkei -Griechenland.  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs asked to stop feeding LRA

(28.09.2008)

THE Government has urged humanitarian agencies to stop providing food to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) as a way of forcing the rebels out of the Congo jungles.  weiterlesen >>>


VOA News: Over 40 African governments meet on Cluster Munitions Treaty (UGANDA)

(28.09.2008)

Representatives from more than 40 African nations are meeting today in Kampala, Uganda, to promote the signing of the cluster munitions treaty. weiterlesen >>>


2 BSF jawans injured in mine blast along IB (India-Pakistan)

(28.09.2008)

Jammu, Sept 28 (NAK): Two Border Security Force jawans were injured, when they accidentally stepped on a land mine along the India-Pakistan Border, near here, this morning. weiterlesen >>>


Garlasco brings unique perspective to fight for human rights (Iraq)

(28.09.2008)

Marc Garlasco was on paternity leave in the spring of 2003 when his boss at the Pentagon called and told him to "Get in here, now!" Garlasco knew the invasion of Iraq was imminent, but thought it was several days off. He turned on the television and learned otherwise. weiterlesen >>>


WWII mine blown-up off Kent coast (Germany)

(27.09.2008)

A 1,800lb World War II German mine has been successfully destroyed in a controlled explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


6 IEDs defused in Missan (IRAQ)

(27.09.2008)

MISSAN / Aswat al-Iraq: Policemen defused six improvised explosive devices and two landmines in different areas of Missan, a media source in the province's police command said. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE suicide bomber kills one, injures nine in Lanka (SRI LANKA)

(27.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept 28 (PTI) -- At least 10 LTTE cadres and five soldiers were killed in fierce clashes in the embattled northern Sri Lanka where a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber detonated himself, killing one civilian and injuring nine others."A LTTE suicide bomber blew himself near the Vavuniya bus stand, killing one civilian and injuring 9 people this afternoon," the Defence Ministry said, quoting sources in Vavuniya. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian military convoy hit roadside landmine in southern Somalia (SOMALIA)

(27.09.2008)

An Ethiopian military convoy hit a road side bomb in an area between Afgooye District and Mogadishu. weiterlesen >>>


Air Force more than matches new Tiger weapon

(27.09.2008)

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) this week introduced fuel-air bombs for the first time, more than matching the battlefield stakes raised by the LTTE early last week by its gas attacks on troops at Akkarayankulam and Wannivilakulam. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier wounded in Sorsogon encounter( PHILIPPINES)

(27.09.2008)

Camp Guillermo, Nakar ' One soldier was wounded after a firefight between members of the Philippine Army and a group of communist terrorists at the vicinity of Barangay Nazareno, Gubat, Sorsogon yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Large stock of explosives recovered (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept. 27 -- A large stock of C4 explosives weighing 152kg, a suicide kit and other warlike items were recovered in Kudapadu, Negombo yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Analysis of ban on women in combat (UK)

(26.09.2008)

Under current military rules, women are banned from serving in units which are, according to the Ministry of Defence, "deliberately required to close with and kill the enemy face-to-face". These units include the Infantry, the Royal Marines, the Household Cavalry, the Royal Armoured Corps and the RAF Regiment.  weiterlesen >>>


Thirty-seven killed in north Sri Lanka clashes (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

According to the finalized military report received from the battlefront said that 34 LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorists were killed while 10 others sustained injuries during the yesterday's clashes, 25 September, ensued in Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Weli Oya battlefronts [all in north Sri Lanka].  weiterlesen >>>


81 rebels killed as fighter jets target LTTE stronghold (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept 27 (PTI) -- At least 81 LTTE cadres were killed as Sri Lankan armed forces using fighters and artilleries pounded Tigers' stronghold, with troops reported to be on the outskirts of the key Kilinochchi town. weiterlesen >>>


Could cluster bombs chase civilians? Arms campaigners are worried that a planned cluster bomb - whose bomblets would pursue targets for kilometres - won't be able to tell friend from foe (UK)

(26.09.2008)

THE US air force is seeking to develop a cluster weapon that releases a swarm of bomblets that could each pursue and destroy targets many kilometres away, New Scientist has learned. weiterlesen >>>


Four Killed in Landmine (Greece)

(26.09.2008)

Four illegal immigrants were killed in a landmine in Kastania, Evros in their attempt to penetrate Greece illegally from Turkey weiterlesen >>>


South Ossetia blast kills 13-year-old boy (Georgia)

(26.09.2008)

The committee said on its website that the victim was Atsamaz Dzagoev, aged 13. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine incident is gruesome reminder of war in Sudan's Central Equatoria (Sudan)

(26.09.2008)

After decades of civil war in the Sudan and after the singing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 there is still no peace for many people facing underground enemies and silent killers. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected landmine exploreds, injures three in Katete (Zambia)

(26.09.2008)

Mr. Chikwanda said the landmine which is believed to have been gotten from the neighbouring Mozambique exploded, resulting in two of the victims having their limbs cut while one had his stomach ripped, exposing his intestines. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blasts in Surigao Sur kill 3 troops, hurt 14 (Philippines)

(26.09.2008)

MANILA, Philippines ' Three Army soldiers were killed while 14 others were wounded when at least six landmines believed to have been planted by communist rebels exploded in the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Sur Friday, a regional military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti tank mines seized in Waziristan, sabotage attempt foiled

(25.09.2008)

PESHAWAR: The authorities of political administration of South Waziristan Agency Thursday seized five anti-tank mines planted along a roadside in Baghar area of tehsil Wana and successfully defused them. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal serious about landmine removal (NEPAL)

(25.09.2008)

The Nepal government is serious about removing landmines and stopping the use of such devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 1, injures 3 in Zambia (Zambia)

(25.09.2008)

Lusaka, Zambia - One person died instantly while three others were seriously injured in Chipata district, eastern part of Zambia, after a landmine they were trying to extract mercury from exploded, according to local media reports Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Price winner to address public at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Oct.30 (USA)

(25.09.2008)

Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams' audiences include the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Organization of African Unity.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban Bus Drives Through Europe (BULGARIA)

(25.09.2008)

As most countries are expanding their military budgets, a handful of governments have taken an opposite stand. Representatives of 10 Southern European nations gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria last week to cooperate on clearing their arsenals of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


One Person Died as Result of Explosion in Tskhinvali Suburb (GEORGIA)

(25.09.2008)

On Thursday a blast occurred in Tskhinvali suburb, one person died, RIA Novosti was informed in the State Committee on information and the press of self-proclaimed republic South Ossetia. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine incident is gruesome reminder of war in Sudan's Central Equatoria (SUDAN)

(25.09.2008)

A landmine in a village in Central Equatoria, South Sudan, detonated under a vehicle on Sunday, killing one person instantly and seriously wounding others.  weiterlesen >>>


'Smart' cluster bombs spark fears (UK / USA)

(25.09.2008)

Because it believes advanced technology will remove the "collateral damage" hazard of straying bomblets, the US is not signing up to the Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two tribesmen (Pakistan)

(25.09.2008)

QUETTA, Sept 24: Two Bugti tribesmen were killed by a landmine in Zain Koh, about 30 kilometres from Dera Bugti town. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected landmine exploreds, injures three in Katete (ZAMBIA)

(24.09.2008)

Three people were yesterday injured after a suspected landmine they were trying to open, exploded near Soweto market in Katete. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills teen in South Ossetia (GEORGIA)

(24.09.2008)

A South Ossetian official says a teenager was killed when a land mine exploded in the breakaway Georgian region.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian troops remove post, leave mines in west Georgia (GEORGIA)

(24.09.2008)

Russian occupiers have removed one more post in [west Georgian] Samegrelo region, but left the area mined. weiterlesen >>>


Attacks in Afghan capital kill 6 police: official (Afghanistan)

(24.09.2008)

KABUL (Reuters) - A land mine planted by Taliban insurgents in a police post in the Afghan capital killed three policemen on Wednesday, a police official said. weiterlesen >>>


World Record Breaker to Participate in Lwini Cup (ANGOLA)

(23.09.2008)

The 2008 edition of the Lwini Cup (sports for disabled people), set for December in Luanda, will have the participation of the 100 and 200 metres world paralympic record breaker in visually impaired category, the Brazilian Lucas do Prado, an official source has announced. weiterlesen >>>


Top police officer injured, four killed in blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.09.2008)

KABUL, Sep. 24, 2008 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - Kabul top police officer. General Ali Shah Paktiawal got injured and four security guards killed in a bomb blast in the capital Kabul Wednesday morning, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Land mines took Afghan youth's legs but not his heart (USA)

(23.09.2008)

After surgeries and months of therapy at Loma Linda, Mohammad Malek is nearly ready to return to Afghanistan. For those at Loma Linda University who still haven't met the cheerful amputee tooling about campus in his wheelchair, he's made up business cards: "Visitor from Afghanistan Mohammad Malek," they say, followed by a Kabul phone number. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Survivors Meet With Religious, Community Leaders; Press Senators, Candidates to Ban Cluster Bombs (USA)

(23.09.2008)

A 17-year old Afghani boy who lost both legs to a cluster bomb, the father of a five-year-old boy killed by these weapons in south Lebanon, and the mother of a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq while cleaning up U.S. dropped cluster bomblets will travel to key mid-western states in October.  weiterlesen >>>


Huge Cache of detonators and landmines recovered (INDIA)

(23.09.2008)

Dehri-On-Sone, Sep 24 (UNI) In a major breakthrough, police today recovered 70 Kg of detonators and landmines following an encounter with the Maoists in Dhansa valley of Kaimur hills in Rohtas district.  weiterlesen >>>


Euro 2008 goals net €500,000 to Afghan war victims (Afghanistan)

(22.09.2008)

Geneva: Goals scored at the European Championship in June raised more than €500,000 (US$734,000) to help rehabilitate land mine victims in Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Finnish defence chief wants to keep cluster weapon option (Finland)

(22.09.2008)

Helsinki - The commander of the Finnish defence forces Monday expressed doubts about Finland signing an international ban against cluster weapons. 'A ban against cluster weapons would seriously weaken Finland's ability to defend itself,' Admiral Juhani Kaskeala, commander of the Finnish defence forces, said in a speech.  weiterlesen >>>


France calls upon Israel to hand over the maps of landmines and cluster bombs spread in the South of the country (France/Israel/Lebanon)

(22.09.2008)

Paris - The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs declared Monday that "France is delighted at the decision of the High Commissioner for refugees to grant the Nansen 2008 medal to a group of international and Lebanese minesweepers operating in South Lebanon". weiterlesen >>>


Martin meets Palestinian president (Middle East)

(22.09.2008)

Uncertainty caused by leadership changes in Israel and the United States should not derail efforts to build on progress in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said in Dublin today. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia crisis set to dominate talks with Russian minister (Caucasus)

(22.09.2008)

The fall-out from last month's war in Georgia is set to dominate talks in Dublin today between Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. weiterlesen >>>


Greens push for ethical shares (Australia)

(21.09.2008)

The ACT Greens want to see commitment to ethical investment in the next Assembly beyond merely signing up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. weiterlesen >>>


"Landmine Casualty Data: Best Practices Guidebook" Provides New Reference Materials for Mine Victim Information Systems (US)

(21.09.2008)

The Mine Action Information Center at James Madison University has released the Landmine Casualty Data: Best Practices Guidebook, a reference tool designed to assist people in creating a mine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victim information system or enhancing an existing system.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Turkish soldiers seriously wounded in landmine (Turkey)

(21.09.2008)

Turkish soldiers wounded in landmine in the southeast of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Treaty (UK)

(20.09.2008)

The UK has been the third biggest user of cluster bombs in the last decade, but was among the 111 governments that adopted the treaty in Dublin and played a significant role in ensuring that the negotiations were successful. Two days before the end of the negotiations, Gordon Brown announced the withdrawal from service of the UK's remaining cluster bombs, influencing the decision of many other governments participating in the conference. Now the UK must sign the treaty in December and implement national legislation. weiterlesen >>>


France Urges Israel to Hand Over Lebanon Sub-munitions Maps (France/Israel)

(20.09.2008)

France has called on Israel to hand over detailed maps of where sub-munitions were dropped during its offensive on Lebanon in July-August 2006 to help U.N. demining efforts, media reports said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb campaign targets Balkans (South East Europe)

(19.09.2008)

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Seven southeast European countries reaffirmed their commitment Friday to sign a global treaty this year banning the production and use of cluster bombs. But another three _ Greece, Turkey and Romania _ failed to take a clear position at a regional conference in Sofia. weiterlesen >>>


Schnüffelratten spüren Landminen auf (Kolumbien)

(19.09.2008)

Im Labor der kolumbianischen Polizei in Bogotá herrscht geschäftiges Treiben: Eine Schwadron Schnüffelratten trainiert das Aufspüren von Anti-Personen-Minen, die in ganz Kolumbien verstreut sind. weiterlesen >>>


Zum Weltfriedenstag: Kriegsfolgen in Vietnam dauern an (Vietnam)

(19.09.2008)

Pressemitteilung von: Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI)  weiterlesen >>>


UN calls on countries to attend 10th annual treaty event (UN)

(19.09.2008)

The United Nations will organize the tenth annual treaty event at its headquarters on 23-25 and 29 September and 1 October as a continuing effort to bolster international law and promote its implementation. weiterlesen >>>


FernUni-Luftschiff in Friedensmission: Minen mit Mikrowellen finden - Waldbrände erkennen (Deutschland)

(19.09.2008)

Das Lehrgebiet Prozesssteuerung und Regelungstechnik der FernUniversität in Hagen ist wissenschaftlicher Partner eines Projektes, mit dem Minen über größere Entfernungen - also ohne direkte Berührung durch Menschen - unschädlich gemacht werden sollen.  weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz soll Abkommen zur Ächtung von Streumunition beitreten (Schweiz)

(19.09.2008)

Nach dem Nationalrat hat auch der Ständerat zwei entsprechende Motionen unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Norway to Assist Georgia in Demining (Norway / Georgia)

(19.09.2008)

Memorandum of mutual understanding (MUM) on Assistance in activity of humanitarian demining was inked between the Georgian Defense Ministry and the Norwegian organization of the Aid of Norwegian Nation. weiterlesen >>>


Terry helps clear brutal war legacy in Iraq (Iraq)

(19.09.2008)

A BRAVE explosives expert from RAF Wittering is leading the clear up of discarded bombs in a Middle East war zone. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb campaign targets Balkans

(18.09.2008)

Seven southeast European countries reaffirmed their commitment Friday to sign a global treaty this year banning the production and use of cluster bombs. But another three - Greece, Turkey and Romania - failed to take a clear position at a regional conference in Sofia.  weiterlesen >>>


Zum Weltfriedenstag: Kriegsfolgen in Vietnam dauern an (Vietnam)

(18.09.2008)

Anlässlich des Weltfriedenstages am 21. September 2008 weist der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) darauf hin, dass Kriegsfolgen die Entwicklung eines Landes noch Jahrzehnte danach behindern. SODI macht mit einer Unterschriftenkampagne darauf aufmerksam, dass noch 30 Jahre nach Kriegsende weite Teile Vietnams und über 3 Millionen Vietnamesen durch das hochgiftige Entlaubungsmittel Agent Orange geschädigt sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Mapping the hidden enemy (Angola)

(18.09.2008)

MAG has been active in Angola since 1994. Its current operations are centred in Luena, where most of its 180 Angolan and eight international staff are based.  weiterlesen >>>


UN calls on countries to attend 10th annual treaty event (Tehran)

(18.09.2008)

The United Nations will organize the tenth annual treaty event at its headquarters on 23-25 and 29 September and 1 October as a continuing effort to bolster international law and promote its implementation. weiterlesen >>>


Obamas VP pick right for Israel? "The Lobby" has spoken (US)

(17.09.2008)

McCain eclipsed the democratic convention buzz, gained women voters, simultaneously reassured middle to far right conservatives and may have positioned a female presidential candidate for the Republican ticket for future elections. It makes sense. On the other hand, the best explanations for Barack Obama's choice of Joseph Biden still don't jibe. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munitions Under New Scrutiny (Middle East)

(17.09.2008)

Israeli military forces and Hezbollah militants ceased fighting in southern Lebanon Aug. 14, but unexploded Israeli ordnance there is still wounding and killing people. The casualties have raised questions about Israel's use of cluster munitions and underscored some long-standing concerns about whether these arms constitute legitimate weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Swedish Pension Funds Target U.S., S. Korean Firms (Sweden)

(17.09.2008)

HELSINKI - In its latest ethics-based investment move, Sweden's state-owned First and Third National Pension Funds (AP1 and AP3) have decided to discontinue equity-related investments in defense companies engaged in the manufacture of cluster bombs and associated components. weiterlesen >>>


2008 Nansen Refugee Award to Mine Action Programme in southern Lebanon (Lebanon, UK)

(17.09.2008)

BEIRUT, 16 Sept. 2008 ' The British head of the UN Mine Action Programme in southern Lebanon and his 990-member team of mine clearers will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award for their courageous work in removing tonnes of deadly munitions that had prevented the safe return of hundreds of thousands of displaced people.  weiterlesen >>>


Help Survivor Corps ban cluster bombs (World)

(16.09.2008)

As the sins of the United States come more into focus for more and more Americans, some feel that individual Americans have lost their rights to point out the sins of other nations. It's the "Shut up and tend to your own house," argument to put it plainly. weiterlesen >>>


UN honors Lebanon cluster bomb cleaners (Lebanon)

(16.09.2008)

The UN awards South Lebanon's demining team for saving civilian lives by clearing the region of cluster bombs dropped by Israel.  weiterlesen >>>


A Call for Concrete EU Actions on Georgia (Georgia/Russia)

(16.09.2008)

New European Union policies regarding the Caucasus must strike a balance between Europe's concerns and the needs of the region's countries and people. At the same time, Europe must also distance itself from the confrontational position Washington has adopted towards Russia. weiterlesen >>>