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#ClearthePitch: Fußball spielen ohne Minengefahr

(04.04.2016)

Heute, am UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, startet die Kampagne #ClearthePitch. Mit einem überraschungsgeladenen Video machen die Initiatoren darauf aufmerksam, dass nicht überall auf der Welt sorglos Fußball gespielt werden kann (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


4. April - Internationaler Minentag

(04.04.2016)

Der 4. April ist der Internationale Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr. Weltweit finden dazu seit einigen Jahren Aktivitäten statt. Von 2012 bis 2014 zeigten Menschen weltweit im Rahmen der Kampagne "Lend your Leg - Zeig dein Bein" auf Fotos mit einem hochgeschlagenem Hosenbein ihre Solidarität mit Opfern von Minen und Streumunition. weiterlesen >>>


Zum UN-Landminentag: Immer mehr verbotene Waffen eingesetzt

(01.04.2016)

In vielen Konfliktherden auf der Welt hat der Einsatz verbotener Explosivwaffen zugenommen. Am 4. April, dem UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, ruft Handicap International dazu auf, dass Einsatz, Verkauf und Weitergabe von Minen und Streumunition einstimmig und mit Nachdruck von der internationalen Gemeinschaft verurteilt werden. weiterlesen >>>


„Unter dem Sand“: Spielfilm zur Minenthematik in Dänemark startet in deutschen Kinos

(31.03.2016)

Wussten Sie, dass Dänemark das meistverminte Land Europas war? Deutschland verlegte im zweiten Weltkrieg Millionen von Minen an der Westküste unseres nördlichen Nachbarn. Der Film „Unter dem Sand“ greift diese Thematik nun auf und zeigt auf eindrucksvolle Weise, wie sinnlos und brutal Minen sind. weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Russische Minenräumer sollen Palmyra von Landminen des IS befreien

(30.03.2016)

Kämpfer des Islamische Staates (IS) haben scheinbar große Mengen an Minen und Sprengfallen in der UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe-Stadt hinterlassen. Russland will laut Angaben russischer Medien nun Räumkommandos entsenden, um gemeinsam mit syrischen Entminern die zurückgebliebenen Landminen unschädlich zu machen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Jahr Konflikt im Jemen: Immer noch Einsatz von Streumunition

(28.03.2016)

Die von Saudi-Arabien geführten Koalitionsstreitkräfte setzen seit einem Jahr international geächtete Streumunition im Jemen ein – Teile davon kommen aus US-amerikanischer, britischer und brasilianischer Produktion. Fast alle bisher bestätigten Opfer sind Zivilisten. weiterlesen >>>


Ägypten: Minenexplosion nahe Hurghada tötet fünf Menschen und verletzt sieben weitere

(26.03.2016)

In der östlichen Wüstenregion des Landes explodiert eine Landmine und tötet oder verletzt 12 Menschen. Der Unfall ereignete sich in der Nähe des beliebten Urlaubsorts Hurghada. Vor allem in den Wüstenregionen von Ägypten liegen noch Millionen nicht explodierte Minen aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutsch-kolumbianisches Forschungsteam entwickelt neue Technik für Minensuche in Kolumbien

(22.03.2016)

Die Suche nach Minen und Blindgängern mit Metalldetektoren ist beschwerlich und dauert oft sehr lange. Ein Team aus Ingenieuren der Universitäten Bochum und Ilmenau arbeiten zusammen mit Partnern aus Südamerika an einer neuen auf Bodenradar basierten Technik, um die Minensuche in Kolumbien zu erleichtern. weiterlesen >>>


Heute beginnen Verhandlungen zum Verbot von Streumunition - Der Vertrag liegt auf dem Tisch

(19.05.2008)

Auch die Bundesregierung versucht, die vollständige Ächtung der Waffen zu unterlaufen / In Irland über 100 Staaten dabei weiterlesen >>>


Conference on cluster bombs opens in Dublin

(18.05.2008)

Diplomats from around the world are gathering in Dublin for a conference that aims to secure a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs. The proposed ban has the support of more than 100 countries.  weiterlesen >>>


The fight to ban the bombs

(18.05.2008)

Like landmines, cluster munitions can kill and maim for years after their initial use, but unlike mines they are still neither banned nor regulated by an international treaty. weiterlesen >>>


Britain obstructs global ban on use of cluster bombs (UK)

(18.05.2008)

The British Government is accused of being the chief obstacle to the signing of a treaty to ban cluster bombs, which have maimed and killed thousands of civilians worldwide.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Verbot: Die wichtigsten Hersteller-Länder verhandeln nicht

(18.05.2008)

Zwölf Tage lang beraten Vertreter von mehr als 100 Regierungen in Dublin über ein mögliches Verbot von Streubomben. Ob die Konferenz Erfolg haben wird, ist ungewiss - die Haupt-Herstellerländer nehmen an den Verhandlungen nicht teil. weiterlesen >>>


Martin Bell: The UK has no ethical foreign policy if it battles to keep these munitions (UK)

(18.05.2008)

This is make-up-your-mind time on cluster munitions. Right to the eve of the Dublin conference, the British Government is arguing with itself. Either it takes the lead, with other and mostly smaller nations, against these engines of death, and consigns them to the outlaw list as it did with anti-personnel mines 10 years ago.  weiterlesen >>>


UK soldier dies in Afghan blast (UK/Afghanistan)

(18.05.2008)

A British soldier has died in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Suicide attack wounds 4 Afghan soldiers, 10 Taliban killed (Afghanistan)

(18.05.2008)

Kabul - A suicide bomber wounded four Afghan army soldiers in south-eastern Afghanistan, while 10 Taliban militants were killed elsewhere in the country, officials said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Military says 78 killed in Sri Lanka clashes (Sri Lanka)

(18.05.2008)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka-A day of fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's embattled north has left 61 Tamil Tiger rebels and 17 soldiers dead, the military said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF highlights horrific impact of cluster munitions on children as governments meet to decide on treaty banning the weapon (UN)

(18.05.2008)

NEW YORK, 19 May 2008 - The Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions begins today as over 100 governments negotiate an international treaty to ban the indiscriminate weapon.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed in Afghan blast (UK/Afghanistan)

(18.05.2008)

A British soldier died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan today. The soldier was on foot patrol in Musa Qaleh in Helmand province when he was caught in the blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Global: Timeline of cluster munitions use (ICRC)

(17.05.2008)

JOHANNESBURG , 16 May 2008 (IRIN) - Handicap International, a non-governmental organisation working to improve the conditions and quality of life of disabled people in the developing world and in post-conflict zones, defines cluster submunition as explosive ordnance that, to perform its task, separates from a parent munition or dispenser.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: 35 Kms of Menongue/Kuito Kuanavale Road Cleared of Landmines (Angola)

(17.05.2008)

At least 35 of 189 kilometres of road that links Menongue city and Kuito Kuanavale commune, south-eastern Kuando Kubango province, have been demined by the government, aiming at facilitating the rehabilitation of its asphalt. weiterlesen >>>


GLOBAL: Is this the end for cluster munitions?

(17.05.2008)

JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2008 (IRIN) - Banning a military weapon said to inflict a 98 percent civilian casualty rate is seen by many as an open-and-shut case, but for two weeks government representatives and interested parties will be guided by the phrase "cluster munitions that have unacceptable humanitarian consequences" in formulating a convention to curtail use of these weapons or totally getting rid of them.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Deminers Learn New Skills (US/Afghanistan)

(17.05.2008)

Since 1988, over one-billion-three-hundred-million square meters of land in Afghanistan have been cleared of landmines and explosive remnants of war. With so much progress being made, the need for Afghan humanitarian deminers is decreasing, leaving a growing number of them unemployed. weiterlesen >>>


Calls for ban on cluster bombs (Ireland)

(17.05.2008)

The country's Catholic bishops have called on the Government to ban the use and promotion of cluster bombs. The Catholic organisation Pax Christi has expressed surprise that such legislation has not already been enacted. weiterlesen >>>


Conferees seek cluster bomb ban. Russia, China, US oppose treaty

(17.05.2008)

GENEVA - Believe the advocates of a treaty banning cluster munitions, and the international community is about to take a decisive step toward curbing the use of a weapon that inflicts terrible suffering, particularly on civilians. Believe the US government, and the measure they propose threatens to undermine the NATO alliance that has underpinned Western security since World War II. weiterlesen >>>


MoD lobbies to keep 'smart' cluster bombs (UK)

(16.05.2008)

The British government is deeply divided over its policy on cluster bombs on the eve of international negotiations about a ban, the Guardian has learned. weiterlesen >>>


Canada's dilemma. Our relationship with the U.S. and NATO makes it tricky to sign a treaty banning cluster bombs (Canada)

(16.05.2008)

Diplomats and aid groups from 120 countries meet in Dublin on Monday to hammer out an international treaty to ban cluster munitions. But Canada, which does not produce or use the weapons and is in the process of destroying its existing stockpile, faces a dilemma in signing the treaty because of its military relationship with the United States and NATO in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


'There have been too many victims' (Serbia)

(16.05.2008)

Diplomats and non-governmental organizations from across the globe gather in Dublin on Monday to hammer out the final details of a treaty that would see an international ban on the production, use and stockpiling of cluster munitions. CHRIS COBB recently returned from southern Serbia, where cluster bombs continue to kill and injure civilians -- almost a decade after they were dropped. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb advocates skip Dublin

(16.05.2008)

The US, Israel, China, Russia, India, and Pakistan, the top producers and stockpilers will skip a conference on banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE TO DUBLIN CONFERENCE, SAYS ALL CLUSTER MUNITIONS NOW USED 'CAUSE UNACCEPTABLE HARM TO CIVILIANS AND SHOULD BE PROHIBITED' (UN)

(16.05.2008)

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's video message to the Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions being held in Dublin on 19 May: weiterlesen >>>


Attacks kill Afghan soldiers, police (Afghanistan)

(16.05.2008)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - Four Afghan security personnel and a civilian were killed in bomb blasts and a gunfight with Taliban on Saturday, while air strikes killed several extremist rebels, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Massen-Evakuierung nach Bomben-Fund in Budapest (Ungarn)

(15.05.2008)

Rund 3.000 bis 4.000 Anrainer mussten wegem Relikt aus Zweitem Weltkrieg ihre Wohnungen verlassen weiterlesen >>>


Fliegerbombe in Wohngebiet (Deutschland)

(15.05.2008)

Bei Bauarbeiten in einem Wohngebiet an der Rummelsburger Bucht in Lichtenberg ist gestern eine Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entdeckt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


UN sees chance for global ban on cluster bombs (UN)

(15.05.2008)

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations sees renewed momentum for a global ban on cluster bombs as more than 100 nations -- but not the world's top users and stockpilers -- gather in Dublin to finalize an anti-cluster munitions treaty. weiterlesen >>>


Kaukasus: Explosionsserie erschüttert abtrünniges Südossetien (Georgien)

(15.05.2008)

TIFLIS, 16. Mai (RIA Novosti). Südossetien, eine abtrünnige Provinz in Georgien, ist am Freitag von einer Explosionsserie erschüttert worden. Bei den insgesamt drei Explosionen wurden mindestens zwei Menschen verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded Landmines Leave Lethal Legacy in Uganda (Uganda)

(15.05.2008)

PADER, Uganda, May 16, 2008 (ENS) - The deaths of seven children in a landmine explosion in northern Uganda in recent weeks have highlighted the dangers still posed by unexploded devices left over from two decades of conflict between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, LRA.  weiterlesen >>>


Security forces start withdrawing from Spin Kagzai, Kot Kai areas: Political Authorities (Pakistan)

(15.05.2008)

PESHAWAR, May 16 (APP): One security personnel embraced martyrdom when a land-mine blasted during withdrawal of the security forces from Spin Kagzai and Kot Kai areas of south Waziristan Agency on Friday, the political authorities confirmed withdrawal of paramilitary forces from these areas. weiterlesen >>>


Treaty for cluster bombs expected during upcoming conference

(15.05.2008)

GENEVA: Believe the advocates of a treaty banning cluster munitions and the international community is about to take a decisive step toward curbing the use of a weapon that inflicts terrible suffering, particularly on civilians. Believe the U.S. government, and the measure they propose threatens to undermine the NATO alliance that has underpinned Western security since World War II. weiterlesen >>>


Report: Land mine explosion in southeast Turkey kills soldier (Turkey)

(15.05.2008)

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey's state-run news agency says a soldier has been killed in a land mine explosion near the border with Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Touring bus joins Derry anti-munitions protest (Ireland)

(15.05.2008)

A touring bus warning people against cluster bombs joined a protest outside Derry-based munitions company, Raytheon, this week. The Cluster Munitions Coalition's Ban Bus joined the Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC) at the Science & Technology Park site on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Entwarnung in Aschaffenburg: Bombenblindgänger problemlos entschärft (Deutschland)

(14.05.2008)

Eine amerikanische Bombe im Erdreich am Aschaffenburger Hauptbahnhof wurde am Mittwochabend entschärft. Nach 22 Minuten gaben Sprengstoffexperten aus Ingoldstadt Entwarnung. Mittlerweile ist die Bombe geborgen und entsorgt.  weiterlesen >>>


ICRC urges tough stance at Dublin cluster bomb summit

(14.05.2008)

The international Red Cross yesterday urged countries meeting in the Irish capital Dublin next week for a summit on cluster munitions to take a tough stance and keep up the momentum for a total ban. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenfund in der Elbe mitten in Dresden (Deutschland)

(14.05.2008)

Schon wieder wurde in der Landeshauptstadt ein Blindgänger entdeckt: Er lag in der Fahrrinne. weiterlesen >>>


Kassel: Rüstungsindustrie an der Universität (Deutschland)

(14.05.2008)

Diesen Monat werden im Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Kassel im Rahmen einer Vortragsreihe Vertreter der NATO und des Rüstungskonzerns EADS referieren. Das Antimilitaristisches Bündnis Kassel kündigte Aktionen an, da militärische Propaganda an der Universität nicht erwünscht sei.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners attack cluster bomb 'hypocrisy' (UK)

(14.05.2008)

Britain's attitude towards international cluster bomb agreements is hypocritical and needs changing immediately, campaigners say. weiterlesen >>>


Two tribesmen killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(14.05.2008)

QUETTA, May 14: Two Bugti tribesmen were killed when a landmine exploded near Dera Bugti on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


EGYPT: Clearing mines, helping victims (video) (Egypt)

(14.05.2008)

ALEXANDRIA, 15 May 2008 (IRIN) - Egypt's northwest coast is contaminated with approximately 17 million landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from World War II. According to the Landmine Monitor Report 2007, Egypt is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world after hotspots such as Afghanistan, Angola and Bosnia.  weiterlesen >>>


ICRC urges countries to adopt strong treaty on cluster munitions

(14.05.2008)

GENEVA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Countries preparing to negotiate a new treaty banning cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians must act decisively to address the scourge of these weapons, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Stadt will die Finder der Panzermine ins Gebet nehmen (Deutschland)

(14.05.2008)

Dem Ordnungsbeigeordneten Michael Brandt (CDU) verschlägt es selten die Sprache. Doch bei der gestrigen MAZ-Lektüre haben ihm "die Worte gefehlt". Gemeint war die Berichterstattung über die beiden jungen Kirchmöseraner, die auf der Halbinsel eine Panzer-Abwehrmine gefunden und die Polizei gerufen hatten.  weiterlesen >>>


TV NEWS FOOTAGE: Cluster munitions

(13.05.2008)

ICRC urges states to finalize new international Treaty banning unreliable and inaccurate cluster munitions TV news footage transmitted worldwide, 14 May 2008, on APTN Global Video Wire at 12:15 GMT, repeated at 22:00 GMT and on Eurovision EVN at 11:45 GMT weiterlesen >>>


Library will help war-torn country (Vietnam/US)

(13.05.2008)

Jimmy Carter said, "Peace is much more than just the absence of war." Nowhere is this saying more evident than in Vietnam. When the United States government pulled out of Vietnam in 1975 the war was considered over. Yet, for millions of Vietnamese, the war continues even today. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian Mine Action team visits Vietnam (Canada/Vietnam)

(13.05.2008)

VietNamNet Bridge - A Mine Action team led by Maurice Baril, former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Defence Forces and Special Advisor to the Canadian Ambassador for Mine Action is paying a visit to Vietnam from May 12-15.  weiterlesen >>>


Blindgänger auf dem Vormarsch (Dänemark)

(12.05.2008)

Auch Dänemark schwenkt auf US-Linie ein und lockert die Ächtung von Streubomben. Eine Blindgängerquote von 5 Prozent soll "akzeptabel" sein.  weiterlesen >>>


Hopes high for cluster bombs treaty (UK)

(12.05.2008)

The Government is hopeful a historic treaty on banning cluster bombs can be agreed at a conference in Dublin later this month. weiterlesen >>>


Für Verbot von Streumunition (Deutschland)

(12.05.2008)

Die Bundesregierung muss sich für ein völkerrechtlich verbindliches Verbot von Streumunition einsetzen, das jeglichen Umgang damit verbietet. Das fordert die Fraktion der Grünen in einem Antrag (16/8909). weiterlesen >>>


Southern Sudan to use trained rats to search for landmines (Sudan)

(12.05.2008)

Juba: Southern Sudan will use African pouched rats to hunt for landmines planted in the country during its two-decade civil war, the head of the anti-landmine group said.  weiterlesen >>>


Dublin to stage cluster bomb talks (Ireland)

(12.05.2008)

Details are to be announced of an international summit on cluster bombs beginning in Dublin next week. weiterlesen >>>


Jawans moved to Kolkata, combing on (India)

(12.05.2008)

BANDWAN (Purulia), May 12: Five of the injured jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) who were in a critical condition following last evening's landmine blast at Gangaman forest, close to the Jharkhand border, were shifted from Purulia Sadar Hospital to Kolkata this morning after their condition deteriorated.  weiterlesen >>>


Auf der Suche nach Blindgängern (Deutschland)

(12.05.2008)

Harburg. Es gehört mittlerweile zum gewohnten Bild auf dem Rathausplatz: Erneut untersuchen Mitarbeiter der Firma KMB aus Magdeburg das Erdreich rund um den Harburger Verwaltungssitz auf Blindgänger aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Wie berichtet, wird das Areal mittels einer Sonde auf Metallobjekte untersucht, und das bereits seit Anfang April.  weiterlesen >>>


20 killed in Somali bomb blasts (Somalia)

(11.05.2008)

Landmine explosions have killed more than 12 Ethiopian troops, and eight Somali government soldiers, in the war-torn East African nation.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundesregierung wankelmütig bei Streubombenverbot. (Deutschland)

(11.05.2008)

München/Dublin (kobinet) In Dublin beginnt in einer Woche am 19.05.2008 eine Konferenz mit über 100 Staaten für ein Verbot von Streubomben. Als Abschluss soll ein Vertrag über ein Verbot von Streubomben beschlossen werden. Die Bundesregierung wird wegen ihrer wankelmütigen Haltung zu dem Vertrag kritisiert.  weiterlesen >>>


OBE for services to landmine clearance (UK)

(11.05.2008)

AN OXTON man has received an OBE from the Queen for his services to international mine clearance. Lou McGrath 55, was awarded his commendation at Buckingham Palace on May 7. He has been executive director for the international humanitarian organisation Mines Advisory Group MAG since 1997, but has been involved in the clearance of landmines and ordnance since 1989. weiterlesen >>>


OVER 100 GOVERNMENTS GATHER IN DUBLIN TO SEAL GLOBAL BAN ON CLUSTER BOMBS (Ireland)

(11.05.2008)

WHAT:Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions The final negotiations of the Oslo Process to ban the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster bombs worldwide and ensure support for affected communities including clearance of contaminated land. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi government, al-Sadr group sign cease-fire (Iraq)

(11.05.2008)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement has agreed to end its "armed presence" in Sadr City under an agreement reached with Iraq's government, Iraqi officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Advisers, investors put faith in Catholic funds. Religious principles are driving growth of investment vehicles (US)

(11.05.2008)

The market may be drifting, but many of America's 60 million Roman Catholics are sure of the investment path they have chosen: mutual funds guided by Catholic ethical and moral principles.  weiterlesen >>>


DR Congo: Diving for bombs (DR Congo)

(11.05.2008)

In a first for MAG, a team in DR Congo has just completed the clearance of the harbour in Mbandaka, Equateur Province.  weiterlesen >>>


The cost of your Super? (New Zealand)

(10.05.2008)

Whether you're buying a cup of coffee or choosing shares, it's difficult to escape issues such as climate change, fair trade and ethics. It's about shopping, and investing, responsibly. New Zealanders control how their personal savings are invested, but there is concern public funds have been invested in morally questionable enterprises overseas. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Demining to Reach 60 Percent of Country Until August 2008 (Angola)

(09.05.2008)

Lubango. At least 60 percent of areas with landmines planted in Angolan territory will be cleared until August this year. This has been announced by the head of the National Institute of Deminig (Inad), Leonardo Severiono Sapalo. weiterlesen >>>


US-Militär fliegt verstärkt Nachschub über Flughafen Hahn (USA/Deutschland)

(09.05.2008)

Ist der Hunsrück Airport Drehscheibe für Bomben, Minen, Munition mit angereichertem Uran und "geheime" Spezialkräfte? weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Stéphanie Malak - 'I'd Love to Return to My Village... But I Don't Dare' (Senegal)

(08.05.2008)

Ziguinchor. Stéphanie Malak was injured by a landmine in 1998 when her village, was attacked, allegedly by rebels from the Movement for Democratic Change (MFDC), and then mined. She fled with her family to Ziguinchor where she is trying to make ends meet. She told IRIN her story. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Stéphanie Malak - 'I'd Love to Return to My Village... But I Don't Dare' (Senegal)

(08.05.2008)

Ziguinchor. Stéphanie Malak was injured by a landmine in 1998 when her village, was attacked, allegedly by rebels from the Movement for Democratic Change (MFDC), and then mined. She fled with her family to Ziguinchor where she is trying to make ends meet. She told IRIN her story. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bombs Kill Kids (US)

(08.05.2008)

More than 100 governments, including virtually all major NATO allies, will gather in Dublin, Ireland to negotiate a global treaty banning cluster bombs on May 19. One important country will be missing however: the United States, which is actively working to undermine the proposed treaty overseas and which has used cluster bombs in the last ten years in civilian-populated areas of the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Lack of Peace Accord Hampers Demining in Casamance (Senegal/UN)

(08.05.2008)

After years of delays linked to instability in strife-torn Casamance, the government finally launched a landmine clearance programme in the region in February 2008, but lack of adherence to the 2004 peace accord is hampering progress. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Stéphanie Malak - 'I'd Love to Return to My Village... But I Don't Dare' (Senegal)

(08.05.2008)

Ziguinchor. Stéphanie Malak was injured by a landmine in 1998 when her village, was attacked, allegedly by rebels from the Movement for Democratic Change (MFDC), and then mined. She fled with her family to Ziguinchor where she is trying to make ends meet. She told IRIN her story. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Verbot von Streubomben ist möglich. In 10 Tagen beginnt die Streubombenkonferenz in Dublin (Deutschand)

(08.05.2008)

München (ots) - Beim Spielen während eines Picknicks mit seiner Familie geschah der schreckliche Unfall, bei dem der zehnjährige Soraj beide Beine verlor. Es war ein Blindgänger aus Streumunition, der den afghanischen Jungen so grausam verletzte und seinen Cousin tötete.  weiterlesen >>>


LANDMINE BAN TREATY. Thailand likely to get extension of deadline (UN/Thailand)

(07.05.2008)

SA KAEO : Thailand is likely to be given extra time to complete the destruction of all landmines on its territory as required by the Ottawa treaty. The chairman of the 8th meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, said yesterday an extension of time was possible because Thailand still had to clear landmines laid in at least 27 provinces. weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Women, Children Worst Hit By Cluster Bombs - NGO (Nigeria)

(07.05.2008)

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) said in Abuja that research on areas affected by cluster bombs in Africa showed that women and children were mostly affected. weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition ächten (Deutschland)

(07.05.2008)

Dublin/Berlin (kobinet) Vom 19. bis zum 30. Mai findet in Dublin eine Streumunitionskonferenz statt. Markus Kurth, behindertenpolitischer Sprecher der Grünen Bundestagsfraktion fordert die Bundesregierung auf, "sich mit allem Nachdruck für ein vollständiges und völkerrechtlich verbindliches Verbot von Streumunition einsetzen". Sie müsse ihr schamloses Taktieren beenden.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethics tops the agenda at BAE annual meeting (UK)

(07.05.2008)

Ethics is a difficult subject for any arms company to discuss, but controversial UK defence manufacturer BAE Systems yesterday made it the central subject of its annual meeting. weiterlesen >>>


Schweizer Armee besteht auf Streubomben (Schweiz)

(07.05.2008)

Blindgänger von Streubomben haben die gleiche Wirkung wie Antipersonenminen. Dennoch will die Schweiz nicht darauf verzichten. weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelfreiheit und Nachweiskosten (Deutschland)

(07.05.2008)

Kaum zu glauben, aber auch sechs Jahrzehnte nach Ende des 2. Weltkrieges werden immer noch Blindgänger und Granaten im Erdreich gefunden. Im Baugenehmigungsverfahren muss deshalb weiterhin nachgewiesen werden, dass das zu bebauende Gelände kampfmittelfrei ist.  weiterlesen >>>


Women, Children Worst Hit By Cluster Bombs '' NGO (Nigeria)

(07.05.2008)

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) said in Abuja that research on areas affected by cluster bombs in Africa showed that women and children were mostly affected. weiterlesen >>>


Fourth former KRouge arrested in killing of British mine clearer (Cambodia)

(06.05.2008)

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - A fourth former Khmer Rouge soldier has been arrested and charged for his role in the 1996 kidnapping and killing of British mine clearer Christopher Howes, a court official said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Fresh Somali clashes leave 33 dead (Somalia)

(06.05.2008)

At least twenty-six Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in fresh clashes with armed insurgents in Hiiran district of central Somalia.  weiterlesen >>>


Nis cluster bomb victims remembered (Serbia)

(06.05.2008)

NIS -- A commemoration was held in the southern city of Nis today for the 15 civilians who died in a NATO air strike nine years ago. weiterlesen >>>


Abrüstung, Rüstungskontrolle und Nichtverbreitung im Jahr 2007 (Deutschland)

(06.05.2008)

Das Bundeskabinett hat heute den vom Auswärtigen Amt vorgelegten Jahresabrüstungsbericht 2007 verabschiedet. Der Bericht enthält eine umfassende Darstellung der aktuellen Entwicklung und der Politik der Bundesregierung in den Bereichen Abrüstung, Rüstungskontrolle sowie der Nichtverbreitung von Massenvernichtungswaffen. weiterlesen >>>


Grants for Conventional Weapons Destruction and to Assist Injured Conflict Survivors (US)

(06.05.2008)

May 07, 2008 (STATE DEPARTMENT RELEASE/ContentWorks via COMTEX) -- -- Press Releases: Grants for Conventional Weapons Destruction and to Assist Injured Conflict Survivors Tue, 6 May 2008 16:07:16 -0500  weiterlesen >>>


Hoffnung auf eine Öffnung in Birma. Amnesty international setzt auf eine Veränderung innerhalb des Landes (Burma_Myanmar)

(06.05.2008)

Die Generalsekretärin der deutschen Sektion von amnesty intenational, Barbara Lochbihler, hofft angesichts der Naturkatastrophe in Birma auf offnere Strukturen unter der Militärdiktatur. Seit 1964 seien alle Parteien verboten, würden Minderheiten unterdrückt und ausländische Investitionen untersagt. Moderation: Hanns Ostermann weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels claim nine soldiers killed (Sri Lanka)

(06.05.2008)

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Wednesday claimed they had killed nine soldiers and repulsed an army advance in areas controlled by the guerrillas to the north of the island. weiterlesen >>>


Tajik Expert Hopes Afghan Experience to Help Reduce Mine Victims (Tajikistan/Afghanistan)

(06.05.2008)

Dushanbe, 7 May: "I hope that learning neighbouring Afghanistan's rich experience on border mine clearing will help reduce the number of mine victims in Tajikistan," the head of the Mine Action Centre of Tajikistan, Jonmahmad Rajabov, has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mehr Rechte für Behinderte. Neue UNO-Konvention verspricht qualitativen Wandel auf dem Weg zur Chancengleichheit

(05.05.2008)

In wenigen Tagen, am 12. Mai 2008, tritt die Konvention über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderung in Kraft ' ein im UNO-Hauptquartier selten gewordener Anlass zum Feiern. 128 Staaten haben die Konvention unterschrieben, 25 haben sie schon ratifiziert. weiterlesen >>>


The ancient city of Karkamis awaits to be covered from mines (Turkey)

(05.05.2008)

Access to the ancient city of Karkamis in the southeastern province of Gaziantep is prohibited because it lies within a military zone that was covered with landmines in 1952 for security reasons. All eyes are turned toward finding a solution to the problem weiterlesen >>>


Accidental blasts kill 9 (Afghanistan)

(05.05.2008)

KABUL -- Three accidental explosions in the Afghan capital have left nine people dead and more than 20 wounded, including some drug squad police.  weiterlesen >>>


The politics of cluster bombs (Laos)

(05.05.2008)

XIENG KHUANG, Laos - Nang Wan lies in a hospital bed in this remote area's provincial hospital, her body covered in small black wounds. The 35-year-old woman was digging a shallow drainage ditch around her house on April 16 when her world exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Zaire: Over 1,600 Explosive Devices Destroyed (Angola)

(05.05.2008)

Soyo, 05/06 ' The brigades of the Intersectorial Commission of De-mining and Humanitarian Aid (CNIDAH) destroyed from January 2007 to the first quarter of this year about 1,694 landmines and other explosive devices in north-western Zaire province.  weiterlesen >>>


Senate Mulls CCW Edits; Cluster Munitions Debated (US)

(05.05.2008)

As negotiators met in Geneva in April to discuss a proposed new protocol to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) that would address the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee finally began to consider several other additions to the convention that had long languished on Capitol Hill.  weiterlesen >>>


PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LANDMARK UN TREATY ON RIGHTS ENTERS INTO FORCE (UN)

(05.05.2008)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force on May 3 2008, one month after the required twentieth country ratified the landmark treaty which guarantees the rights of some 650 million people worldwide.  weiterlesen >>>


Südlich von Darfur: 225 Ärzte für neun Millionen Menschen (Sudan)

(04.05.2008)

Nach 21 Jahren Krieg gegen den Norden liegt in der autonomen Region Südsudan vieles im Argen: Für neun Mio. Menschen in einem Gebiet, das größer ist als Kenia und Uganda zusammen, und medial im Schatten der Krisenregion Darfur steht, gibt es nur 225 Ärzte und 1.200 Krankenschwestern.  weiterlesen >>>


Five police officers killed in Chechnya blast (Russia)

(04.05.2008)

FIVE policemen were killed when a homemade mine loaded with metal shrapnel exploded in the restive Russian province of Chechnya. weiterlesen >>>


MPs support joint effort to improve Falklands' airbridge (UK)

(04.05.2008)

Members of Parliament on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee have recognised the importance of the airbridge between the UK and the Falklands.  weiterlesen >>>


Police recovers 10 kg claymore mine in Kandy (Sri Lanka)

(04.05.2008)

Sri Lanka Police and Sri Lanka Army in a joint operation recovered a claymore mine weighing 10 kg from a house in Digana, a village located in Teldeniya police division in Kandy district, Sunday evening, media sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Kinder bei Explosion von alter Munition in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(04.05.2008)

Kabul (Reuters) - Bei der Explosion von Munition aus dem langjährigen Bürgerkrieg in Afghanistan sind am Montag drei Kinder getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Tigers attack army outpost in Sri Lanka's embattled Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(04.05.2008)

May 05, Jaffna: Tamil Tigers have launched a large scale attack at an Army outpost along the Muhamalai Forward Defence Line (FDL), Sri Lanka's Defense sources said today. weiterlesen >>>


Pine Bluff Arsenal destroys first VX-filled landmine (US)

(04.05.2008)

WHITE HALL, Ark. (AP) - The Pine Bluff Arsenal has begun destroying VX nerve-agent landmines as it continues disposing of the post's stockpile of chemical weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Landmines Reduce in Northern Uganda (Uganda)

(03.05.2008)

AVSI, an Italian non-governmental organisation which works mainly with victims of landmines in northern Uganda, has declared that landmines are no longer a threat in the region. weiterlesen >>>


Rebel landmines kill five Colombian soldiers (Colombia)

(03.05.2008)

BOGOTA, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Five Colombian soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded when they hit landmines laid by rebels near the border with Venezuela, the army said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four US marines killed in Iraq blast (US/Iraq)

(03.05.2008)

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Insurgents killed four US marines in a landmine strike in Anbar province west of Baghdad, in one of the deadliest attacks against US troops in the Sunni former rebel bastion in months, the military said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Police recover land mine in Sulu (6:22 p.m.) (The Philippines)

(03.05.2008)

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Police authorities in Sulu, south of this city, have recovered a landmine along the highway in one of the province's 19 towns.  weiterlesen >>>