News-Archiv



Sir Bobby Charlton hält eine Rede.

Fußballlegende Sir Bobby Charlton und Manchester United gegen Landminen

(17.03.2017)

Der ehemalige englische Fußballer gründete nach einer Kambodschareise seine Anti-Minen Organisation "Find a Better Way". Diese wird nun offiziell von Manchester United, einem der Top-Klubs Englands, unterstützt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Minenaktionen: Frauen und Minen

(16.03.2017)

In den vielen Ländern dieser Welt erleben Frauen die Minenproblematik häufig ganz anders als Männer oder auch als Kinder. Sei es, weil sie zum Holzsammeln und zu den Brunnen laufen müssen, sei es weil sie durch eine Amputation doppel diskriminiert werden oder sei es, weil ihnen die Arbeit des Minenräumens weniger zugetraut wird. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine völlig zerstörte Stadt - nichts steht mehr.

Syrien: Sechs Jahre Bürgerkrieg

(15.03.2017)

Vor sechs Jahren begann der Bürgerkrieg in Syrien. Seit 2011 sind mehr als 300.000 Menschen gestorben, 11 Millionen sind geflohen. Explosive Waffen richten verheerende Schäden an - und werden, ähnlich wie Landminen, noch Jahre nach den Angriffen Opfer in der Bevölkerung finden. weiterlesen >>>


Aserbaidschan: So lebt es sich in der stark verminten Grenzregion

(12.03.2017)

Seit einem Krieg in den Neunziger Jahren, also nach dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion, ist die Grenzregion zwischen Aserbaidschan und Armenien stark vermint. Einst gab es regen Austausch zwischen den Gebieten - heute bedrohen die vergrabenen Waffen die Bevölkerung und sind Gewalt und Schusswechsel an der Tagesordnung. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine Frau umarmt zwei kleine Jungen

Kanadischer Student baut Entminungsmaschine

(09.03.2017)

Ein kanadischer Student mit kambodschanischen Wurzeln hat gemeinsam mit Kommilitonen ein Gerät entwickelt, dass einzelne Minen selbstständig ausgraben und entschärfen soll. Er möchte damit helfen, dass künftig keine Menschen mehr ihr Leben bei der Minenräumung aufs Spiel setzen müssen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Daniel Craig lehnt an einem Aston Martin. In der Hand hält er ein Schild, auf dem steht: "This could be yours".

Ungewöhnliche Spendenkampagne

(05.03.2017)

Die UN Anti-Minen Agentur UNMAS und ihr Botschafter Daniel Craig machen es mit einer ungewöhnlichen Aktion möglich, gleichzeitig den berühmten James Bond Darsteller zu treffen, einen Aston Martin zu gewinnen - und am wichtigsten: Minen zu beseitigen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ägypten: Mine tötet 2 Menschen

(05.03.2017)

Zwei Unbeteiligte sind Opfer einer Landmine geworden, die auf der Sinai Halbinsel in Ägypten vergraben war. Laut Medienberichten häufen sich in der Gegend Attacken des IS Ablegers "Sinai Province". (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Screenshot des Videos

Video: In Bosnien liegen immer noch Zehntausende Landminen

(04.03.2017)

Über 80.000 Minen liegen mindestens noch in Bosnien-Herzegowina vergraben. Mehr als in jedem anderen Land der Welt. Oft liegen die Minen in Gebieten, die täglich von der Bevölkerung genutzt werden, wie Brunnen, Wälder etc. (Video auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Cambodia: Another landmine explosion claims lives (Cambodia)

(16.09.2008)

Decades of civil war left Cambodia the world's most heavily-mined country, an estimated four to six million landmines are believed to be still planted in the countryside.  weiterlesen >>>


Local disarmament advocates launch campaign against cluster bombs (Phillipines)

(16.09.2008)

Members of the Philippine Action Network and Small Arms (PhilANSA) and the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL), the two coalitions working on disarmament campaigns, said the launch features an exhibit explaining cluster munitions, its impact and why a global ban is necessary.  weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Cluster Munitions to Be Discussed (Uganda)

(16.09.2008)

Cluster munitions were developed during the Cold War, and according to Human Rights Watch, an international rights organisation, about 75 countries currently stockpile them, accounting for millions containing billions of individual sub munitions. weiterlesen >>>


UN de-mining team in South Lebanon to receive $100,000 Nansen prize

(16.09.2008)

The UN Mine Action Program was crucial in providing support for humanitarian operations in South Lebanon during the conflict and in the initial stages of the cease-fire, as well as in ongoing clearance operations. weiterlesen >>>


Improving quality of life in Sejoud (Lebanon)

(15.09.2008)

Afif Nasser Elddine is the head of the municipality of Sejoud, a village 22 km east of the city of Nabatieh in southern Lebanon. He has been trying to convince people who fled the village due to conflict to return back to Sejoud. Like many towns in the region, Sejoud was damaged and littered with cluster submunitions during the 34 day war between Hezbollah and Israel in the summer of 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Russians Clear NATO Bombs in Serbia (Russia/Serbia)

(15.09.2008)

Nis _ Serbia's Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Russia's envoy to Belgrade Aleksandar Konuzin have been visiting Russian specialists removing NATO bombs in Serbia's southern city of Nis. weiterlesen >>>


Point Front Towards Enemy: Land Mines and the Use of Force by U.S. (US)

(15.09.2008)

Much of International Law deals with the fighting of wars, and what is and is not considered appropriate. In this particular area of International Law, the United States often finds itself faced by opposition. weiterlesen >>>


Pension funds divest from cluster bomb firms (Sweden)

(15.09.2008)

Among the companies to be excluded are several large American defence contractors, including Alliant Techsystems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, and Raytheon.  weiterlesen >>>


One Turkish soldier killed in landmine explosion (Turkey)

(15.09.2008)

One Turkish soldier was killed and two members of the security forces were injured in a landmine explosion in a southeastern province of Turkey, the General Staff said Sunday in a statement posted on its website. weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumer erhalten Nansen-Flüchtlingspreis (Großbritannien)

(15.09.2008)

Clark und sein internationales und libanesisches Team würden mit beispielhaftem Einsatz den Südlibanon von den Hinterlassenschaften des Kriegs befreien, teilte der UNO-Hochkommissar für Flüchtlinge, António Guterres, mit. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Mine Clearing Program Wins Nansen Refugee Award (Lebanon)

(14.09.2008)

The British head of the U.N. Mine Action Program in southern Lebanon, Christopher Clark, and his 990-member team of mine clearers will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award. The U.N. refugee agency says the prize recipients are being honored for their courageous work in clearing tons of deadly munitions leftover from Israel's war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the summer of 2006. Lisa Schlein reports from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.  weiterlesen >>>


Angst lähmt Iraks Kinder (Irak)

(14.09.2008)

In der irakischen Bevölkerung, die seit über einem Vierteljahrhundert unter Kriegen oder kriegsähnlichen Zuständen leidet ist, sind psychische Krankheiten mittlerweile weit verbreitet. Insbesondere bei Kindern werden die seelischen Belastungen durch Gewalt und Alltagsstress immer deutlicher spürbar, erklärte der irakische Kinderarzt und Psychiater Fakhri Khalik in Berlin. weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Kinder bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(14.09.2008)

Bei der Explosion einer Mine in der zentralafghanischen Provinz Ghasni sind am Sonntag 6 Kinder getötet und 18 weitere verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel used 4 million cluster bombs during Lebanon war (Israel)

(13.09.2008)

PESHAWAR: Israel used 4 million clusters bombs during the recent war in Southern Lebanon of which more than million did not explode and could prove harmful for the public. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan governor killed in roadside bomb blast (Afghanistan)

(13.09.2008)

KABUL: A top provincial official was killed in a roadside bomb blast on the northern outskirts of Afghanistan's central capital Kabul on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


'Humanitarian' land mines await next president's OK (USA)

(13.09.2008)

"Spider" mines are remote-controlled and can be ordered to self-destruct so they don't threaten civilians when fighting ends. A decision on building them will be made in April.  weiterlesen >>>


Aktives Engagement in Sachen Atomwaffen und Personenminen (Schweiz)

(13.09.2008)

Gespräch mit dem Schweizer Uno-Botschafter für Abrüstung weiterlesen >>>


Demining Commission Co-Ordinator Warns of Mined Areas (Angola)

(12.09.2008)

The co-ordinator of the Demining Executive Commission, João Baptista Kussumua, revealed last Thursday in Luanda that there are provinces that still need an intense demining work. weiterlesen >>>


Deutsche Bank übernimmt Postbank (Deutschland)

(12.09.2008)

Jetzt das Konto wechseln? weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz kämpft für Ächtung von Streubomben (Schweiz)

(11.09.2008)

Die Schweiz will die Konvention von Dublin zur Ächtung von Streubomben ratifizieren. weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIA: Landmine challenge to development (Cambodia)

(11.09.2008)

An unknown number of villages - perhaps more than 40 percent nationwide - are vulnerable to landmines, the government said.  weiterlesen >>>


Polen sieht nichts Verwerfliches an Streumunition (Polen)

(10.09.2008)

Polen beabsichtigt derzeit nicht das Abkommen von Dublin zu unterzeichnen, das ihren Einsatz verbietet. weiterlesen >>>


UNOG: Group of experts searching for a compromise towards a new protocol on cluster munitions conclude session (Switzerland)

(09.09.2008)

The humanitarian impact of cluster munitions has been discussed within the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects since 2001. weiterlesen >>>


Poland Sees Nothing Wrong in Cluster Bombs (Poland)

(09.09.2008)

Poland doesn't intend, for now at least, to sign the Dublin Convention prohibiting their use. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's dog-tired demining mission needs fresh recruits, cash (Cambodia)

(08.09.2008)

Khem Sophoan, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre director, said the 102 mine-detection dogs working in one of the most heavily mined countries in the world were aging, while the landmine problem remained serious. weiterlesen >>>


UN chief "urges Israel to pay Lebanon $1 billion" (Lebanon)

(08.09.2008)

A report published by the UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon in November 2006 found that Israel had used "excessive, indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force" during the conflict, which followed Hizbullahs capture of two Israeli soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Commissioner Hammarberg releases his special report on the human rights situation in the areas affected by the South Ossetia conflict (Strasbourg)

(07.09.2008)

One major threat against the return is the fact that large areas are affected by bombs, shells, unexploded ordnances and other dangerous remnants of the warfare. weiterlesen >>>


30m" to destroy cluster devices (UK)

(07.09.2008)

In May this year the UK government agreed to sign up to a convention banning them. More than 100 other countries have said they would stop use, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam Landmine Survivors Urge Cluster Bomb Ban (Vietnam)

(05.09.2008)

Quang Binh, Vietnam: Thirty-three years after the end of the Vietnam War, landmine survivors in Vietnam are pressing their government to sign a groundbreaking treaty banning the use of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Activists urge Poland to ban cluster munitions (Poland)

(04.09.2008)

A petition has been sent to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, asking him to subscribe to the Oslo Process and ban the controversial weapon, said Adam Bodnar of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. weiterlesen >>>


Kritik an Georgiens Streubomben (Georgien)

(04.09.2008)

Kennzeichnung verseuchter Gebiete verlangt / Tiflis verteidigt den Einsatz weiterlesen >>>


UNIFIL-Soldat stirbt bei Explosion (Libanon)

(03.09.2008)

Ein belgischer Soldat ist am Mittwochnachmittag bei Minenräumarbeiten im Südlibanon getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munition Coalition condemns Georgian use of cluster bombs (Switzerland)

(03.09.2008)

After admitting use, Georgia must sign global treaty banning weapon  weiterlesen >>>


Belgian killed in mine accident (Lebanon)

(03.09.2008)

The mine was left behind by Israeli forces during Israel's 2006 war with Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Clarification regarding use of cluster munitions in Georgia (Georgia)

(03.09.2008)

Neither Georgia nor Russia has claimed use of the M85s found in Shindisi. Russia denies any use of cluster munitions in Georgia. Georgia states that it used cluster munitions in the August 2008 conflict only during an attack on Russian military forces near the Roki tunnel.  weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Watch Observations on the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Draft Protocol on Cluster Munitions

(02.09.2008)

The draft CCW protocol merely attempts to regulate cluster munitions. It includes a transition period and does not represent an absolute ban weiterlesen >>>


Auch Georgien setzte Streubomben ein (Georgien / Schweiz)

(02.09.2008)

Der norwegische Streubombenexperte Ove Dullum vom staatlichen Militärforschungsinstitut in Oslo sowie Thomas Küchenmeister vom deutschen Aktionsbündnis Landmine gehen auf Grund von Fotovergleichen aus dem Libanon- und dem Kaukasuskrieg davon aus, dass die von Georgien eingesetzten M85-Munition aus israelischen Importen stammt. weiterlesen >>>


Israelis should abide by UN Resolution 1701 (Israel / USA)

(02.09.2008)

Israel is also accused of refusing to help remove unexploded cluster bombs remaining in Southern Lebanon after the Second Lebanon War, and refusing also to provide maps with their precise location. weiterlesen >>>


Norway deeply deplores any use of cluster munitions in the Georgia conflict (Norway)

(02.09.2008)

Cluster munitions do not distinguish between between military and civilian targets, and they cause great suffering among civilians both during and after conflicts. This is why more than 100 countries adopted a convention prohibiting cluster munitions in Dublin in May 2008 weiterlesen >>>


Pressemeldung - Georgien gibt Einsatz von Streumunition zu

(01.09.2008)

(Berlin, 1.9.2008) - Ein Vertreter des georgischen Verteidigungsministeriums hat gegenüber der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch zugegeben, das Georgien im jüngsten Kaukasus-Konflikt nahe des Roki-Tunnels, der Südossetien mit Russland verbindet, Streumunition des Typs M85 eingesetzt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgien verschoss Streumunition (Kaukasus)

(01.09.2008)

Georgien hat laut der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) zugegeben, in Südossetien Streubomben eingesetzt zu haben. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia admits dropping cluster bombs, says rights group (Georgia)

(01.09.2008)

Human Rights Watch says it has letter acknowledging use of cluster bombs near Russian border tunnel weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded cluster bombs in Georgia new peril (Georgia)

(01.09.2008)

Human Rights Watch researchers saw and photographed unexploded sub-munitions from cluster munitions in and around the villages of Shindisi, in the Gori district of Georgia. Residents from Shindisi and the nearby Pkhvenisi village told Human Rights Watch researchers there are hundreds of unexploded sub-munitions in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian MoD Says it Used Cluster Bombs, but not in Populated Areas (Georgia)

(01.09.2008)

"Georgian armed forces have GRADLAR 160 multiple launch rocket system and rockets of MK4 LAR 160 type (with M85 bomblets) with the range of 45 kilometers," the Georgian MoD said.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia: Join Treaty Banning Cluster Munitions (Georgia)

(01.09.2008)

Government Acknowledges Using Weapon Against Russian Forces weiterlesen >>>


NGO: Kurdish group destroys land mine stockpile (Iran / Switzerland)

(01.09.2008)

The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan was founded in 1945 to fight for Kurdish autonomy in Iran. It opposes the clerical regime in Tehran from bases in Iraq, and deployed mines in Iran until it stopped its armed struggle in 1997. weiterlesen >>>


UNOG: Negotiations on cluster munitions in the convention on conventional weapons enter a decisive stage (Switzerland)

(01.09.2008)

The Group will continue to "negotiate a proposal to address urgently the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions, striking a balance between military and humanitarian considerations". weiterlesen >>>


UN mine-clearing agency to stop work in South as funds dry up (Lebanon)

(30.08.2008)

Speaking to The Daily Star, UNMACC Media and Post Clearance Officer Dalya Farran sounded downcast. "No progress" had been made on securing the missing funds. weiterlesen >>>


Chad: Unexploded ordnance kills one, injures five; 95 victims this year (Chad)

(30.08.2008)

According to available reports, the UXO exploded when the children started playing with it, unaware of the danger it posed. weiterlesen >>>


Man killed by landmine (Pakistan)

(30.08.2008)

The man, belonging to the Bugti tribe, died on the spot and his body had been handed over to relatives. weiterlesen >>>


Israeli landmine kills West Bank farmer (Israel)

(29.08.2008)

The police report said Nizar was walking in through an abandoned Israeli military base when the incident occurred. weiterlesen >>>


Demining of cluster bombs starts at Mundri town (Sudan)

(29.08.2008)

The NPA is working in southern Sudan since 1986, its programme has four main components: Food Security & Rural Livelihoods , Humanitarian Mine Action, Health & Medical Training and Development Programme. The company is focusing on cluster bombs dropped by the Northern army forces during the war time. weiterlesen >>>


UK Government pledges £10.6 million to clear Afghanistan landmines (UK /Afghanistan)

(28.08.2008)

Over £10 million will be given to the UK charity HALO Trust to remove landmines and other unexploded ordnance in Herat Province in order to return land back to productive use for the poor and vulnerable. weiterlesen >>>


Böse Spiele in Quang Tri - Beitrag im MDR über das SODI-Programm in Vietnam (Vietnam)

(27.08.2008)

Das MDR zeigt am 28. August 2008 um 22:35 Uhr in der Sendung "Nah dran" den Beitrag "Böse Spiele in Quang Tri". weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF: 40.000 Kinder in Georgien brauchen dringend Hilfe (Georgien)

(27.08.2008)

Viele Flüchtlinge hausen in heruntergekommenen Gebäuden ohne Glas in den Fenstern, ohne Toiletten, elektrischen Strom und fließendes Wasser. Insbesondere Familien mit Kleinkindern brauchen dringend Zusatznahrung, Windeln, Hygieneartikel und Spielsachen. weiterlesen >>>


Factsheet of russias military actions during the conflict with Georgia released (Georgia)

(27.08.2008)

Newsgeorgia.net released an overall factsheet of russias military actions. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia Sues Russia in The Hague and Strasbourg for "Ethnic Cleansing" (Georgia / Netherlands)

(26.08.2008)

The suit is based on Human Rights Watch reports which confirm that Russia has used banned cluster bombs against the civilian population in Georgia and has evicted civilians from homes and plundered their property.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgians Return Home (Georgia)

(26.08.2008)

De-mining workers said that Gori was relatively safe, but that surrounding areas could still be dangerous. weiterlesen >>>


Female deminers can do it! (Sudan)

(26.08.2008)

The women in the NPA MA programme are all very idealistic when it comes to their choice of profession. All of them want to be a part of rebuilding their country, and at this stage clearing mines is one of many important tasks that have to be done in Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Jordan clears minefields in south (Jordan)

(26.08.2008)

This paves the way for lands to be returned to their owners and allows work to begin on lands slated for major investment projects including the proposed Red-Dead Canal, and the massive Ayla Oasis resort project on the northern shores of Aqaba. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese MLRSski Goes Legit (China / India / Russia)

(26.08.2008)

Russia has sold manufacturing licenses for its BM-30 (9K58) multiple rocket launchers to China and India. weiterlesen >>>


Jubel in Ossetien und Abchasien über Entscheidung des Kreml (Georgien)

(26.08.2008)

Die Abchasen nutzen die Krise, um die letzten verbliebenen georgischen Garnisonen zu stürmen. Dabei seien Streubomben erbeutet worden, so die Darstellung der Abchasen, die dem russischen Fernsehn die international geächteten Waffen präsentieren. weiterlesen >>>


UN says lack of funds threatens clearing of cluster bombs in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(25.08.2008)

To date, UNMACC has identified 1,056 cluster bomb-strike locations, spanning an area of over 42 million square meters. Many of these munitions were dropped around private homes and agricultural land. weiterlesen >>>


Aufräumarbeiten in Georgien haben begonnen (Georgien)

(25.08.2008)

Als erste Maßnahmen sollen die Minen gesucht werden, die von den nach Georgien eingedrungenen russischen Soldaten verlegt worden sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosionen töten Georgier: Russische Armee soll Minen gelegt haben (Georgien)

(25.08.2008)

Bei Explosionen zweier Landminen wurde in der Nähe der Stadt Gori am Sonntag laut Medienberichten eine 35 Jahre alte Frau getötet, ein Mann wurde schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Mercedes-Lkw für Georgiens Raketenwerfer (Georgien)

(25.08.2008)

Georgiens moderne Raketenwerfer können Streumunition verschießen - eine Gefahr für Zivilisten. Montiert sind sie Mercedes-Benz-Lkws. Dies bedeutet ein Glaubwürdigkeitsproblem für Berlin, das Vorreiter beim Verbot von Streumunition sein will. weiterlesen >>>


Zug bei Gori explodiert (Georgien)

(24.08.2008)

Das Unglück soll auf eine Mine zurückzuführen sein, die von den nach Georgien eingedrungenen russischen Besatzungstruppen gelegt wurde. weiterlesen >>>


D.R. Congo: Three days in the "triangle of death" (Congo)

(23.08.2008)

Heavy fighting took place here in the Second Congo War (1998-2003), and consequently the area is one of those most contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  weiterlesen >>>


HRW Warns of Unexploded Russian Cluster Bomb Ordnances (Georgia)

(22.08.2008)

Residents from Shindisi and the nearby Pkhvenisi village told Human Rights Watch researchers there are hundreds of unexploded submunitions in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Rights group finds cluster bombs (Georgia)

(22.08.2008)

It said Georgian civilians had no idea how dangerous unexploded cluster bomblets were and ordinance had been found and photographed over a large area around villages close to the conflict zone near Gori. weiterlesen >>>


Kidnapped Afghan deminers should be immediately released (Afghanistan)

(22.08.2008)

Thirteen men working for the Afghan demining organization MDC (an ICBL member) ' including 11 deminers and two drivers ' were abducted by unidentified forces on 19 August in Gardez province. Seven of them have been since released, but the fate of the remaining six remains unknown.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia: Civilians Killed by Russian Cluster Bomb "Duds" (Georgia)

(22.08.2008)

Human Rights Watch researchers documented additional Russian cluster munitions attacks during the conflict in Georgia, refuting Russia's earlier denials that it used the weapon. weiterlesen >>>


Protest held over use of cluster bombs in Georgia (Ireland)

(21.08.2008)

A vigil was held outside the Russian embassy in Dublin this afternoon to protest against the use of cluster bombs in the conflict over South Ossetia. weiterlesen >>>


"EU muss Vorgehen anprangern" (Georgien/Russland)

(20.08.2008)

Hat Russland in Georgien Streubomben eingesetzt? ' Experte Thomas Küchenmeister im Interview weiterlesen >>>


Drei polnische Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(20.08.2008)

Warschau (dpa) - Bei der Explosion einer Mine sind in Afghanistan drei polnische Soldaten getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


"S.O.S.": Der Hilferuf der georgischen Ärztekammer (Georgien)

(20.08.2008)

Der Redaktion liegt ein Schreiben des Präsidenten der georgischen Ärztekammer vor. Er zeichnet ein desaströses Bild von der Versorgung in den Krisengebieten. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Six Million Square Metres Demined in Seven Months (Angola)

(20.08.2008)

On the occasion, CNIDAH's head of the Education for Landmines Risks Awareness (ERM) programme, Nelson Manuel, said that the number of mines victims in Angola has been reducing gradually. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia: Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 (FY) 2008 (Georgia)

(20.08.2008)

De-mining teams report clearing 51 unexploded ordnance to date. weiterlesen >>>


Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (Georgia)

(20.08.2008)

Over several days the Russian military forces continue installing landmines on the territories, bridges adjacent to the cities of Gori, Khashuri, Senaki, Poti and Zugdidi. weiterlesen >>>


Russland lehnt Uno-Resolutionsentwurf zum Kaukasus ab (Georgien/Russland)

(20.08.2008)

Rice wirft Moskau internationale Isolierung vor - Eine Dringlichkeitssitzung des Uno-Sicherheitsrates zum Konflikt im Kaukasus ist erneut ergebnislos geblieben.  weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF, WFP deliver water, food and hygiene kits to residents of conflict-affected town in Georgia (Georgia)

(19.08.2008)

UNICEF also discussed the issue of land-mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) with Gori authorities and is now trying to mobilize resources in order to raise awareness and start education programmes about the dangers these pose. weiterlesen >>>


Russian attacks in Georgia show need for Convention on Cluster Munitions (Georgia)

(19.08.2008)

Russia has not only caused civilian casualties with its use of cluster munitions in Georgia, but it has also blatantly disregarded the international decision to ban the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


No sign of military withdrawal as Russian armour stays put (Georgia)

(19.08.2008)

Georgian officials also claimed the Russians were busy laying mines. Tkeshelashvili said that one of her principal appeals to Nato today will be for help in demining. weiterlesen >>>