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James Bond-Darsteller Daniel Craig fordert mehr Finanzierung für UN-Minenräumung

(08.04.2016)

2015 wurde der britische Schauspieler zum UN-Sonderbotschafter gegen Landminen ernannt. In einer Rede zum 04. April, dem UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, drückt Craig seine aufrichtige Bewunderung gegenüber den Mitarbeitern von UNMAS (UN Mine Action Service) aus und fordert mehr finanzielle Unterstützung für Minenräumung (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Kuba tritt als 99. Staat dem Streubombenverbot bei

(06.04.2016)

Diesen Schritt kündigte Kuba bereits auf der ersten Revisionskonferenz des Streubombenverbots in Dubrovnik im September 2015 an. Am 06. April 2016 setzt das Land seine Ankündigung in die Tat um. Die Anzahl der Mitgliedsstaaten der Konvention in Amerika steigt damit auf 24. Es wird vermutet, dass Kuba immer noch Streumunition lagert. weiterlesen >>>


#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 >>>


NGOs: US, others out to weaken cluster bomb treaty before final meeting (EU)

(08.04.2008)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Five weeks before a treaty banning cluster munitions worldwide is to be voted on, the United States and other nations are trying to weaken crucial parts of the draft text, non-governmental groups charged Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Lobbyists press EU on cluster munitions ban (EU)

(08.04.2008)

Member states have been urged to resist "growing pressure" to water down the historic cluster munitions treaty. Final negotiations on the treaty, which aims to ban cluster munitions, are due to be held in Dublin next month. weiterlesen >>>


17 Laborers Killed in Afghanistan Gov't says Taliban responsible for the massacre; no response from militants (Afghanistan)

(08.04.2008)

At least 17 Afghan laborers were killed in a Taliban attack while a NATO soldier died of wounds he had suffered during a landmine explosion in southern Afghanistan, Afghan government and foreign troops said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining Kurdistan (Iraq)

(08.04.2008)

Casualties from mines and unexploded ordnance remain high. De-mining operations continue but have been slowed due to natural difficulties and lack of military maps of planted mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Verteidigungspolitiker wollen Streubomben ächten

(07.04.2008)

Die Koalitionsfraktionen Union und SPD machen Druck, um die Bundesregierung zu einer konsequenteren Haltung im sogenannten Oslo-Prozess zur Ächtung von Streumunition zu bewegen. Dabei geht es um ein internationales Abkommen, dessen Text im Mai in Dublin beschlossen und noch vor Ende dieses Jahres in der norwegischen Hauptstadt verabschiedet werden soll. Der SPD-Verteidigungspolitiker Andreas Weigel sagte dieser Zeitung: "Wir diskutieren zurzeit, wie wir unsere bisherige Position konkretisieren können." weiterlesen >>>


Suche nach Fliegerbomben (Deutschland)

(07.04.2008)

Seit mehr als 60 Jahren schlummert in Teilen des Landes ein gefährliches Erbe im Boden. Vor allem in der Rheinschiene und im Raum Worms werden zumeist bei Tiefbauarbeiten immer wieder Fliegerbomben gefunden. Als Nachlass des Zweiten Weltkrieges haben die Blindgänger auch über die Jahrzehnte nichts an Zerstörungskraft eingebüßt, wie der technische Leiter des rheinland-pfälzischen Kampfmittelräumdienstes, Horst Lenz, bestätigt: "Eine Bombe ist eine Bombe. Und die ist heute so gefährlich, wie vor 60 Jahren." Diese Erkenntnis scheint gerade in den vergangenen Jahren zunehmend ins Bewusstsein der Menschen zu rücken. Denn immer mehr Bauträger beantragen beim Kampfmittelräumdienst eine Überprüfung ihres Grundstücks auf mögliche Fliegerbomben anhand von Luftbildern aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, bestätigt Lenz. weiterlesen >>>


Labour urges action on cluster bombs (Ireland)

(07.04.2008)

The Labour Party today called on Ireland to lead the global campaign to ban cluster bombs. Cluster bombs, which splinter into smaller bombs, are blamed by human rights experts for killing or injuring civilians indiscriminately.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola/Bié: De-mining operators to clear off over 90 fields (Angola)

(07.04.2008)

Kuito, 04/08 ' Ninety eight land-mined and trapped fields with several explosive devices located in different zones of the central Bié province, will be cleared off this year by operators associated with the de-mining operation based in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Deadly Explosions Rock Cities As Ethiopian Troops Advance (Somalia)

(07.04.2008)

Deadly bomb explosions went off in three cities in Somalia on Monday, killing at least 13 people including five members of the government security forces, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


RP, MILF step up efforts against use of land mines (Philippines)

(07.04.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) stepped up their efforts against land mines as they prepared the paperwork to implement the agreement. weiterlesen >>>


No public funds to go to cluster bomb makers (Ireland)

(07.04.2008)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has announced that the National Pension Reserve Fund is to stop investing in companies that manufacture cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine victims appeal for help (Uganda)

(07.04.2008)

Landmine survivors in Pader district have appealed to the President to build them houses and educate their children. They also asked the United Nations Development Programme to intensify mine risk education as people return to their villages.  weiterlesen >>>


Zunehmend Anschläge auf Polen: Wieder Opfer in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(07.04.2008)

(Polskaweb.eu) Ein polnischer Soldat wurde getötet und ein weiterer schwer verletzt als diese mit ihrem Einsatzfahrzeug der Marke "Hummer" auf eine Mine in der Provinz Ghazni im Osten Afghanistans fuhren.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni Liberation Continues its Forward March (Sri Lanka)

(07.04.2008)

WANNI: INTERMITTENT CLASHES that broke out in the WANNI theatre of war for liberation of trapped civilians throughout Monday caused considerable damages to Tiger terrorists claiming several enemy lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: ICRC president assesses worsening humanitarian situation during visit (Afghanistan)

(07.04.2008)

Geneva/Kabul (ICRC) ' The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, is in Afghanistan for a seven-day visit to get a first-hand look at the situation in the country. ''We are extremely concerned about the worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. There is growing insecurity and a clear intensification of the armed conflict, which is no longer limited to the south but has spread to the east and west,'' said Mr Kellenberger.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Peace Enables Repatriation of 410,000 Citizens (Angola)

(07.04.2008)

At least 410,000 Angolan nationals have been repatriated and over 3.9 million internally displaced people (IDPs) returned to their areas of origin during the six years of peace in the country. weiterlesen >>>


NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(07.04.2008)

A NATO soldier is killed and another wounded in an explosion in troubled southern Afghanistan, the alliance force says in a statement.  weiterlesen >>>


Russische Panzerminen bei Baggerarbeiten gefunden (Deutschland)

(07.04.2008)

Bei Baggerarbeiten in Dresden sind am Dienstag zahlreiche russische Panzerminen gefunden worden. Wie die Polizei mitteilte, war ein Baggerfahrer zunächst auf einen verdächtigen Gegenstand im Erdreich gestoßen. Der Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst habe die Fundstelle anschließend abgesucht und insgesamt 90 russische Panzerminen geborgen. weiterlesen >>>


Ein kanadischer Soldat in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(07.04.2008)

Samstag, 5. April 2008, 11:04 Uhr Vancouver (Reuters) - In Afghanistan ist am Freitag ein kanadischer Soldat getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Bundesaußenminister Steinmeier zum "Internationalen Tag der Aufklärung über Minengefahren und der Unterstützung des Humanitären Minenräumens" (Deutschland)

(07.04.2008)

Pressemitteilung vom 04.04.2008 Auswärtiges Amt Für die Bundesregierung haben das Verbot von Minen und die Humanitäre Minenräumung seit Jahren hohe Priorität. Aus Anlass des "Internationalen Tags der Aufklärung über Minengefahren und der Unterstützung des Humanitären Minenräumens" erklärte Bundesaußenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier heute (04.04.) in Bukarest: weiterlesen >>>


Fussballturnier klärte über Landminen auf (Kambodscha)

(07.04.2008)

(FIFA.com) Freitag 4. April 2008 17 Mannschaften, einschließlich vier U-14-Teams aus direkt von Landminen betroffenen Gebieten, kamen zu diesem Anlass zusammen, bei dem Spirit of Soccer, ausführender Partner der FIFA-Initiative Football for Hope und Mitglied des Netzwerks streetfootballworld, versuchte, über den Fussball eine lebensrettende Botschaft zu vermitteln. weiterlesen >>>


Im Bundestag notiert: Regelungen zu Antifahrzeugminen (Deutschland)

(06.04.2008)

Berlin: (hib/BOB) Einige Mitgliedstaaten der Vereinten Nationen behindern bisher ein Zusatzprotokoll zum UN-Waffenübereinkommen, das weithergehende Regelungen zu Antifahrzeugminen vorsieht. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Northern Region Mine-Free - UN (Uganda)

(06.04.2008)

LANDMINE experts from the United Nations Development Programme have declared the war-ravaged northern Uganda free of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Law to Strengthen Mine Ban Enters into Force in Jordan (Jordan)

(06.04.2008)

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Harrisionburg, VA, United States, 04/07/2008 - The Kingdom of Jordan issued a royal decree on April 1, 2008, making the possession of anti-personnel landmines or explosive remnants of war illegal. This action strengthens the country's commitment to the AP Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty). weiterlesen >>>


Folgeschäden durch Explosion von Antipersonenminen grosses Problem

(06.04.2008)

Die Schweiz will ihr Engagement für eine Welt ohne Opfer von Personenminen und explosiven Kriegsmunitionsrückständen fortsetzen. Das bekräftigten Vertreter des Eidg. Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA) und des Departements für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport (VBS). In den nächsten vier Jahren werde die Schweiz einen "substanziellen Beitrag" in der Bekämpfung der Antipersonenminen leisten, versicherten die Vertreter des EDA und des VBS. weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur Foot for Angola landmine victims (India/Angola)

(06.04.2008)

LUANDA (Angola): After providing mobility to thousands of people in India and abroad, Jaipur Foot will soon come to the aid of Angolans who have lost their limbs during the 27-year civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Awareness Day, North Kivu's harmless-looking, but deadly killers (DR Congo)

(06.04.2008)

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 4 (UNHCR) ' World attention will focus today on the scourge of landmines, but for tens of thousands of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the deadly weapons are a daily concern. The UN refugee agency will mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in DRC's volatile North Kivu province by taking part in various awareness programmes organized by the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC). weiterlesen >>>


Afghan mines killed over 600 in 2007 (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

Landmines and explosive devices have killed more than 600 civilians last year in Afghanistan, one of the most mined countries in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills Canadian soldier (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A soldier from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry became the 82nd Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan on Friday. Private Terry John Street, of the Patricias' second battalion, which is based at Shilo, Manitoba, was killed at dusk Friday when his armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device to the southwest of Kandahar City, according to Brig.-Gen. Guy Laroche, commanding general of Task Force Afghanistan. Pte. Street, 24, was from Gatineau, Que. and was an infantryman. He had been in Afghanistan for a little over a month of what was to have been a six month deployment. He was killed while his unit was redeploying for the evening after a day operating "outside the wire," or off the base. weiterlesen >>>


MESSAGE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL JOSÉ MIGUEL INSULZA ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MINE AWARENESS (OAS)

(06.04.2008)

(Media-Newswire.com) - Today we remember all victims of landmines worldwide. We remember their communities and their families who are pained with the loss of a child, spouse, parent or other relative. We honor the survivors whose lives are changed forever, who face the daily challenges of rehabilitation and socio ' economic inclusion, and those who once again return as productive members of their communities.  weiterlesen >>>


Acht Wochen vor Beginn der Fußball EM - UEFA spendet 4.000 Euro pro Tor

(06.04.2008)

Presseinformation Acht Wochen vor Beginn der Fußball EM - UEFA spendet 4.000 Euro pro Tor an das Rote Kreuz - Fans können online ihre Mannschaft zum Sieger für Menschlichkeit machen  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills Pakistani soldier, injures 2 others (Pakistan)

(06.04.2008)

A Pakistani soldier was killed and two others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in the country's southwest on Monday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Land Mine Programme Has Saved Millions (Uganda)

(06.04.2008)

FRIDAY, April 4, was International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The presence of landmines in at least 68 affected countries causes millions of women, men, boys and girls to live in fear of losing their lives, limbs or livelihoods while restricting their freedom to walk safely to work or school, graze livestock and travel to markets. weiterlesen >>>


With Canada's help, UN workers do 'holy job' of clearing mines in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The term "improvised explosive device" might be relatively new, but the concept is not: in Afghanistan, the ground has been exploding beneath the feet of innocent people for more than three decades. weiterlesen >>>


SANA: 202 died 329 injured by Israeli mines in Golan (Syria/Israel))

(06.04.2008)

Beirut / Damascus -The total number of mine victims in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights has reached 531, of which 202 were killed and 329 were injured SANA has reported  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan weiterhin ein stark vermintes Land (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

Landminen aus fast 30 Jahren bewaffneter Konflikte haben letztes Jahr in Afghanistan mehr als 600 Menschen getötet. weiterlesen >>>


40 killed by Israeli cluster bombs in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(06.04.2008)

"Twenty-seven civilians have been killed and 218 wounded by the explosion of these devices since the end of the war on August 14, 2006," said Mine Action Coordination Centre spokeswoman Dahlia Farran, adding that "the majority of the wounded have been permanently disabled." weiterlesen >>>


Some of the 200 landmines victims in Pader district during the commemoration event (Uganda)

(06.04.2008)

LANDMINE experts from the United Nations Development Programme have declared the war-ravaged northern Uganda free of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 300 People Killed in Mine Blasts in Tajikistan Since 1997 (Tajikistan)

(06.04.2008)

Excerpt from report by Russian internet news agency Regnum, specializing in regional reporting International Day [for Mine Awareness] and Assistance in Mine Action has been marked in Tajikistan. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka military says heavy fighting in North killed 15 Tigers (Sri Lanka)

(06.04.2008)

Apr 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka military said today clashes between the troops and Tamil Tigers across the northern battle fronts killed 15 Tiger cadres and a soldier. weiterlesen >>>


Militant killed in Mand shootout (Pakistan)

(06.04.2008)

QUETTA, April 6: One militant was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Mand area of Turbat district on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mines Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

(06.04.2008)

In many countries, the deaths and injuries caused by war don't stop when the fighting ends. Landmines and other unexploded weapons can lie hidden in forests, farmland and buildings for years, waiting for victims to maim and kill. Sometimes, local people understand the deadly risk landmines pose in an area, but poverty forces them to take that risk and access the land. Other times, especially when displaced people are returning home, they are not aware of the threat until it is too late. Each year, another 20,000 people become victims of landmines - almost all of them civilians, and many of them children.  weiterlesen >>>


3 FC men, 5 outlaws die in gunfight (Pakistan)

(06.04.2008)

QUETTA (Agencies) - Three paramilitary soldiers and five outlaws have been killed in a gunfight in Balochistan town of Dalbandin, officials said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Gambia: 3 Months After Gilanfari Landmine Explosion, No Sign Of De-Mining (Gambia)

(06.04.2008)

More than three months after the tragic landmine explosion on 2 December, 2007 at Gilanfari, a border village with the Senegalese region of Casamance, which led to the death of two students, there appears to be no sign of de-mining by The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF). weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in left-over ordinance blast: police (Vietnam)

(06.04.2008)

Three men were killed when they detonated left-over war ordnance in central Vietnam, a police officer said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN agencies call for international help to clear mines (Iraq)

(06.04.2008)

BAGHDAD, 6 April 2008 (IRIN) - Marking the third annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) called for a global effort to help Iraq in its mine clearance operations.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine removal a dangerous, endless task in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

People in Afghanistan continue efforts to clear thousands of unexploded mines in their country, despite the added danger they face from the Taliban. weiterlesen >>>


Zambia: Divisions Surface On the Proposed Cluster Munitions Ban (Zambia)

(04.04.2008)

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks Livingstone South Africa cut a lone figure in Zambia's tourist capital of Livingstone as the only African country not to endorse a global ban on the use of all cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Many Countries May Fail to Meet 2009 Landmine Treaty Deadline

(03.04.2008)

Friday, April 4th, is the UN International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says 2008 is a critical year in the effort to rid the world of anti-personnel landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Mine risks outlined in Cambodia (Cambodia)

(03.04.2008)

On 14 March, the organisation Spirit of Soccer staged a unique competition in Cambodia: the Mine Risk Education Soccer tournament. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine awareness protects Iraq's children against deadly reminders of war

(03.04.2008)

On 4 April 2008, the United Nations marks the second annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Here is one in a series of related stories.  weiterlesen >>>


UN appeals for help to rid Iraq of landmines (UN/Iraq)

(03.04.2008)

The United Nations urged more efforts to clear Iraq of landmines, which it said threaten the population and complicate reconstruction and development projects.  weiterlesen >>>


International day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action

(03.04.2008)

On 4 April, the world will acknowledge the affliction landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) place on millions of men, women, boys and girls by marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.  weiterlesen >>>


Fierce fighting continues in North; 15 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes (Sri Lanka)

(03.04.2008)

Military reports received from Northern battlefronts indicate that 15 LTTE cadres were killed in yesterday's confrontations between Sri Lanka Army and LTTE.  weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness

(03.04.2008)

Landmines continue to kill around the world. More than a decade after the 1997 Ottawa Convention on landmines came into force, 159 countries have signed on to destroy their stocks of anti personnel landmines and are attempting to demine areas of land. Yet dangers still remain for those living in mined areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung zum internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über Minengefahren und Opferhilfe in Minenaktionsprogrammen

(03.04.2008)

(Berlin, 04.04.2008) ' Zum internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über Minengefahren und Opferhilfe in Minenaktionsprogrammen am 4. April 2008 ruft das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de die internationale Staatengemeinschaft dazu auf, die Bemühungen für eine sichere und Landminen freie Welt zu intensivieren. "Der Rückgang der weltweiten Opferzahlen ist ein Beleg für den Erfolg von Minenaktionsprogrammen", betont Thomas Küchenmeister, Leiter des Aktionsbündnisses Landmine.de. "Daher darf in der Räumung kontaminierter Gebiete und in der Unterstützung für die Opfer dieser Waffen nicht nachgelassen werden."  weiterlesen >>>


The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation say they will remove investments from companies that remain involved in the manufacture of cluster munitions. (New Zealand)

(03.04.2008)

The Government is working on an internationally binding treaty on cluster munitions and the Guardians will remove the funds when it comes into force, probably at a convention in Dublin next month. weiterlesen >>>


More than 600 Afghans killed by mines, explosives in 2007, UN says (Afghanistan)

(03.04.2008)

Kabul_(dpa) _ More than 600 Afghans were lost their lives by landmines and explosives last year, the UN Mine Action Programme in Afghanistan said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


ANAMA: "Main mine-clearing works are to be done following the liberation of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan" (Azerbaijan)

(03.04.2008)

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Clearing Actions (ANAMA) carries out due works in five regions of the country. Yet, the main, large scale mine clearing actions are to be held in the future in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan after the parties conclude a peaceful agreement and the lands are liberated. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Landmines No Threat to IDPs (Uganda)

(03.04.2008)

Today is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Uganda joins the rest of the world in commemorating the day as the internally-displaced people (IDPs) in the north continue to return home to restart their lives after years in camps. weiterlesen >>>


Giving up Land Mines Cheaper than Expected (Finland)

(03.04.2008)

Replacing Finland's infantry land mines with other military technology is proving to be significantly less expensive than anticipated.  weiterlesen >>>


International Mine Awareness Day April 4 on Landmines, Cluster Bombs

(03.04.2008)

Actions kick off month of activity in U.S. to achieve cluster bomb ban WASHINGTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people around the world will hold public events on Friday, April 4, to raise awareness about the more than 70 countries contaminated with landmines, cluster bomb submunitions, and other deadly war remnants. The United Nations' third annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action will kick off a month-long series of actions in support of a global cluster bombs ban. weiterlesen >>>


UN fordern rasche Beseitigung von Blindgängern im Irak (Irak)

(03.04.2008)

Bagdad (AP) Die Vereinten Nationen fordern eine rasche Beseitigung nicht explodierter Landminen, Streubomben und anderer Munition im Irak. Die in die Hunderttausende gehenden Blindgänger gefährdeten Entwicklungsprojekte und stellten besonders für Kinder eine Gefahr dar, hieß es am Donnerstag in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung des UN-Entwicklungsprogramms (UNDP) und des Kinderhilfswerks UNICEF. weiterlesen >>>


DAKAR, Senegal - An international rights group said Thursday that Niger's army has taken its campaign against a northern rebel group to the civilian population - killing and torturing townspeople, forcing them to head convoys driving through mined areas and burning their homes. (Niger)

(03.04.2008)

London-based Amnesty International said its contacts on the ground have recorded multiple cases of extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances as the army pushes to route rebels from the Niger Movement for Justice from the northern desert region. The group is calling on Niger's government to "immediately order security forces to end extra-judicial executions and forced disappearances," the group's assistant Africa director, Veronique Aubert, said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz will sich weiter gegen Personenminen engagieren (Schweiz)

(03.04.2008)

Bern. ap/baz. Die Schweiz will sich weiter für eine Welt ohne Opfer von Personenminen und explosiven Kriegsmunitionsrückständen einsetzen. Das finanzielle Engagement soll gemäss der Strategie des Bundes in der humanitären Minenräumung 2008-2011 im bisherigen Rahmen aufrechterhalten werden. weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (April 4, 2008) (France)

(03.04.2008)

Joint MASG/UN Statement at Press Conference in Paris Meeting today in Paris for the first time, the Mine Action Support Group is pleased to make this statement on the third annual observance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This is an opportunity to refocus international community's attention on the challenges still to be met. weiterlesen >>>


Niger's army killed, abducted civilians ' Amnesty (Niger)

(03.04.2008)

NIAMEY, April 3 (Reuters) - Niger's army has shot dead, tortured and abducted several civilians in recent weeks in a wave of retaliation for attacks by northern Tuareg rebels, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Message by the UN Secretary-General on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

(03.04.2008)

"The presence of landmines in at least 68 affected countries causes millions of women, men, boys and girls to live in fear of losing their lives, limbs or livelihoods while restricting their freedom to walk safely to work or school, graze livestock and travel to markets. Although nearly 6,000 people fell victim to landmines and explosive remnants of war in 2007, these numbers are dramatically lower than they were only a few years ago. Each year, mine action programmes around the world are clearing landmines from more than 100 square kilometres of land and teaching more than 7 million people how to avoid danger in infested areas. These efforts have helped reduce casualty rates. Still, the only acceptable casualty rate is zero.  weiterlesen >>>


UN to clear mines near Yeri (Cyprus)

(02.04.2008)

THE UNITED Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will dispose of several landmines in the UN-patrolled buffer zone in the north of the Yeri area tomorrow, as part of its efforts to clear the remaining minefields from Cyprus.  weiterlesen >>>


Moxico: NGOs Defend Actions in Favour of Landmines Victims (Angola)

(02.04.2008)

Luena, 04/03 ' Non governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with education against landmines, in eastern Moxico province, Wednesday defended the need to implement social activities in favour of disabled people who were victims of landmine accidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Executive Overview: Jane's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

(02.04.2008)

Most people understand that all ammunition is prone to failure. However, the Oslo Process (seeking to ban cluster munitions that cause "'unacceptable harm to civilians") has highlighted a far more important point: that ammunition rarely performs as well during operations as it does in testing. In other words, ammunition trials consistently give an inaccurate indication of field reliability.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused in Dera Bugti (Pakistan)

(02.04.2008)

DERA BUGTI: The security forces diffused a landmine in Sangsela area of district Dera Bugti on Tuesday, a private TV channel reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(02.04.2008)

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Two people were killed after their donkey cart hit a landmine in Sohbatpur, district Nasirabad on Wednesday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Red revenge hurts CRPF, 2-yr-old (India)

(02.04.2008)

Hazaribagh/Ranchi, April 2: A day after eight Naxalites were killed in a night-long gunfight with police in Garwah, extremists triggered a landmine blast in Vishnugarh in Hazaribagh district injuring 13, including eight CRPF jawans and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. According to sources, jawans of the Central Rese- rve Police Force (CRPF), Special Task Force (STF) and the Jharkhand Armed Police went to Galhobar, 70km from the district headquarters, to seize a landmine following a tip-off.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen will be landmine-free in 2014, says expert (Yemen)

(02.04.2008)

The mine action program has surveyed and cleared nearly 7 hundred million square meters and the rest is in the process of clearance. Mine Action Center SANA'A, April 2 - Yemen aims to eliminate the most landmines from every Yemeni governorate by March 2009 and to eliminate landmines from Yemen completely by 2014. weiterlesen >>>


2008: Crunch time for mine action

(02.04.2008)

Geneva, 3 April 2008 ' The year 2008 will be critical in the struggle to free the world from antipersonnel mines, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said today, on the eve of the thirdUN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April).  weiterlesen >>>


Two reporters injured in Iraq attacks (Iraq)

(02.04.2008)

Baghdad - An Iraqi reporter was seriously injured Wednesday in a landmine explosion in east Baghdad, according to the Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), while another was injured by a sniper in the southern city of Basra.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine, ammo haul in Bokaro (India)

(01.04.2008)

Bokaro, April 1: The district police, along with 26th CRPF battalion, this afternoon found 83 landmines kept under a culvert on the highway between Sadhubera and Palamau villages. weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Ein Toter und Verletzte bei Minenexplosion (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

Einen Toten und drei Schwerverletzte hat die Explosion einer Landmine am Montagabend rund 20 Kilometer westlich von Pristina, Hauptstadt der südserbischen Provinz, gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks on campus

(01.04.2008)

A well-occupied Irvin L. Young Auditorium greeted Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams March 19 where she spoke about her instrumental role as the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. weiterlesen >>>


One dead, three injured in Kosovo land mine explosion, police say (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo authorities have said one man died and three were injured in an explosion blamed on a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Strong landmark African Declaration to ban cluster bombs - only South Africa calls for exceptions to the ban (Zambia)

(01.04.2008)

(Livingstone, Zambia, 1 April 2008) At the conclusion of the first ever meeting of African countries on cluster bombs, 38 out of 39 countries attending the meeting endorsed a strong political "Livingstone Declaration", committing them to negotiating a global ban on the weapons in Dublin next month.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE mines uprooted during rains, army operations also hit (Sri Lanka)

(01.04.2008)

Colombo (PTI): Heavy rains in northern Sri Lanka has uprooted LTTE laid landmines, which are floating over ground in the region hampering army operations, causing concern to the authorities. It was a virtual swap of mines and some explosives as heavy rains swept these ammunitions away, landing both in the army and LTTE controlled areas, media reports said.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations: Secretary-General, In Message For International Day For Mine Awareness, Stresses Need To Assist Survivors, Families

(01.04.2008)

Apr 01, 2008 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- -- Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed on 4 April:  weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Ein Toter und Verletzte bei Minenexplosion (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

Einen Toten und drei Schwerverletzte hat die Explosion einer Landmine am Montagabend rund 20 Kilometer westlich von Pristina, Hauptstadt der südserbischen Provinz, gefordert.  weiterlesen >>>


Niger: Clashes with rebels leave 10 rebels, 5 soldiers dead (Niger)

(01.04.2008)

NIAMEY, Niger: Clashes between rebels and government forces in Niger's northern desert in late March killed at least 15, the army said. weiterlesen >>>


SA "must destroy cluster bomb stockpile" (Zambia)

(01.04.2008)

LUSAKA - African countries meeting in the Zambian capital Lusaka have urged South Africa to abandon the production of cluster munitions and destroy its stockpile - said to be the largest on the continent. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan demolishes over 6000 landmines in Juba (Sudan)

(31.03.2008)

March 31, 2008 (KHARTOUM) ' UN peacekeepers today destroyed 6,186 landmines in an area 35 kilometres northwest of Juba, marking Sudan's compliance with the 1997 Ottawa Convention on Antipersonnel Landmine Stockpile Destruction. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe: Need for Cluster Bomb Ban Treaty (Zimbabwe)

(31.03.2008)

The first ever two-day African meeting to ban cluster munitions opened in Zambia's tourism town of Livingstone yesterday with calls for African states to unite their voices and send out a strong message to the rest of the world that Africa wants a comprehensive ban treaty at the negotiations to take place in Dublin, Ireland, this May. weiterlesen >>>


Sambia: Konferenz zu Streubomben (Sambia)

(31.03.2008)

Erstmals treffen sich die Vertreter afrikanischer Staaten untereinander, um über das Thema Streubomben zu sprechen. Die Konferenz, die an diesem Montag im sambischen Livingstone startet, ist Teil des so genannten "Prozesses von Oslo". weiterlesen >>>


Man injured by mine in buffer zone (Cyprus)

(31.03.2008)

A member of the UN demining team lost the lower part of his leg yesterday when he stepped on an unmarked Turkish landmine in the buffer zone north of Athienou towards occupied Tymbou.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing campaign moves forward in BiH despite deaths (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(31.03.2008)

Reinforcing the importance of the country's new mine-clearing campaign, six sappers were recently killed in one week. The country must move forward with the campaign, however, for public safety and the future of tourism. weiterlesen >>>


Two Royal Marines killed in Afghanistan explosion (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

Two Royal Marines have been killed in an explosion while on patrol in southern Afghanistan. Their deaths bring the number of British military fatalities in the wartorn nation to 91 since the campaign started in November 2001. weiterlesen >>>


5 Dutch soldiers wounded in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

(AFP) THE HAGUE - Five Dutch soldiers on patrol in southern Afghanistan were wounded, one seriously, when their vehicles drove over mines, the Netherlands defence ministry said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Science: Anti-landmine Campaigners Target War Robots (UK)

(31.03.2008)

Would it be immoral to deploy future autonomous versions of war robots? Campaigners says deploying autonomous murderous robots is not a smart idea weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumung in Nordafghanistan wegen Anschlägen eingestellt (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

Zivil-militärische Zusammenarbeit gefährdet Hilfsorganisationen Frankfurt/Main (ots) - Die für Minenräumung zuständige UN-Organisation UNMACA (United Nations Mine Action Center for Afghanistan) hat bis auf weiteres alle Aktivitäten im Norden Afghanistans gestoppt.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen to remove all landmines by 2009, UNDP says (Yemen)

(31.03.2008)

SANA'A, March 30 (Saba) - UN Development Program (UNDP) has said that Yemen will be capable to eradicate all landmines by 2009, the state-run althawra newspaper has reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Internationales Abkommen zum Verbot autonomer Kampfroboter gefordert (Großbritannien)

(31.03.2008)

Roboter wie HUMI ("Humanitarian Demining") werden gebraucht, um Landminen zu finden. Sie können so doppelt Menschenleben schützen. Die britische Initiative Landmine Action, die für ein weltweites Abkommen zum Verbot von allen Landminen eintritt, fordert überdies ein Verbot von Streubomben. Wie New Scientist berichtet, will die Organisation den Kampf gegen Landminen und Streubomben nun auch auf militärische Kampfroboter erweitern. weiterlesen >>>


Working to rid Afghanistan of land mines a 'kind of jihad' (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Noor Ahmad has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. For 18 years, he's prodded the earth centimetre by centimetre to rid his country of land mines, a scourge that has become more numerous in the time he's been working. He's seen an anti-personnel mine blow up in front of him and still bears the scars where his body wasn't shielded by protective gear. weiterlesen >>>


Angola to host landmine pageant

(26.03.2008)

Landmine victims are to take part in a beauty contest in Angola, where tens of thousands have been injured by mines. The pageant has been organised by Angola's de-mining commission, and aims to restore the confidence of victims and raise awareness of their plight. weiterlesen >>>