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Kolumbien: Mutter und ihre zwei Kinder schwer verletzt

(09.05.2015)

Kolumbien ist eines der meistverseuchtesten Länder der Welt. Man geht von über 20.000 Landminenopfern aus. Nun traf es eine Mutter und ihre zwei Töchter. weiterlesen >>>


Westssahara: Landmine tötet Mutter und verletzt ihre Familie

(07.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, also die Familie aus der Stadt zurück auf dem Weg in Richtung ihrer Viehbestände war. weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Koalition unter Anführung von Saudi-Arabien setzt Streubomben ein

(04.05.2015)

Noch im März hatte Saudi-Arabien zugesichert, keine Streubomben einzusetzen. Nun wurden laut Berichten von Human Rights Watch Streubomben im Jemen gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Lehrer und sein Sohn sterben durch Minenexplosion

(02.05.2015)

Die beiden waren gerade auf Entdeckungstour und schauten sich gemeinsam die umliegenden Pflanzen an - als einer von ihnen auf die Mine trat. Zwei Verdächtige wurden festgenommen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Nach Minenexplosion sterben 4 Menschen, 28 werden verwundet

(01.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, als der Bus über eine Landmine fuhr, die scheinbar von 2 Männern auf einem Motorrad erst kurz zuvor verlegt worden war. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


DR Kongo: 3 Entführte Minenräumer wieder auf freiem Fuß

(30.04.2015)

Die drei Minenräumer waren am 23. April in Kibumba in Nord-Kivu entführt worden. Niemand hatte sich verantwortlich für die Tat gemeldet - nun sind die drei Männer wieder wohlbehalten auf freiem Fuß. (Auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Kenia: Journalist fordert Minengürtel an der Grenze zu Somalia

(28.04.2015)

In einem jüngst erschienen Artikel fordert der Journalist Andrew J. Franklin die Errichtung eines Zaunes an der 700km langen Grenze zu Somalia - und das Verlegen von Minen, um die Menschen zu zwingen, nur an den erlaubten Übergängen nach Kenia einzureisen (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Taliban entführen 19 Entminer

(21.04.2015)

Bei einem Angriff auf eine Polizeistation töten die Angreifer drei Polizisten und nehmen 19 Entminer gefangen (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


3 injured in landmine explosion (India)

(23.10.2007)

inagar, Oct 22: At least three persons were injured in a landmine explosion in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Monday, police sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists explode landmines in Raygada (India)

(23.10.2007)

BHUBANESWAR: Maoists have spread panic in Rayagada district of South Orissa by triggering a series of landmine explosions on the road connecting karlaghati and gudari, nearly 135 km from rayagada town, superintendent of police A K Singh said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


PKK-Kämpfer überfallen türkische Soldaten

(23.10.2007)

Kurdische Rebellen haben in der Nacht zum Sonntag eine Einheit der türkischen Streitkräfte angegriffen. Bei dem Gefecht wurden nach Angaben des Generalstabs zwölf Soldaten und 23 der Angreifer getötet. Die kurdische Nachrichtenagentur Firat meldete, die Rebellen hätten Soldaten als Geiseln genommen. Vor wenigen Tagen hatte das türkische Parlament die Regierung zu Militärschlägen gegen Stützpunkte der kurdischen Separatistenorganisation PKK im Nordirak ermächtigt. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir rebel alliance decides against using land mines (India)

(23.10.2007)

SRINAGAR, India: An alliance of Kashmiri rebel groups has decided not to use anti-personnel mines - except possibly for those that can be detonated by remote control - while battling government forces in Indian Kashmir, an international agency said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen island fire dying down amid landmine fears (Taiwan)

(23.10.2007)

KINMEN -- The National Airborne Service Corps called off a fire-fighting operation on the outlying island of Kinmen using helicopters Thursday, as the fire was dying down and being kept under control by local firemen.  weiterlesen >>>


Johnny mines injure three (Sri Lanka)

(18.10.2007)

Two Wild Life Department officers and an army commando, who were engaged in a search operation in the Yala Wild Life Park, were injured last evening by anti personnel mines laid by the LTTE. weiterlesen >>>


Israel impeding effort to clear cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT: Ninety percent of the land contaminated by cluster bombs in South Lebanon should be cleared by the end of 2008, the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Center (UNMACC), said on Wednesday "A number of factors caused the delay in clearing all the 38 million square meters of infested land," UNMACC spokeswoman Dalya Farran said during a news conference in the Southern city of Tyre. "Israel refusing to provide us with maps of where it has dropped cluster bombs constitutes the main obstacle," she added.  weiterlesen >>>


Belgium: Experts debate the regulation of weapons in warfare

(18.10.2007)

The use of weapons such as cluster munitions and anti-personnel mines, and their regulation under international humanitarian law (IHL), will be the focus of this year's Bruges Colloquium in Belgium.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan soldiers die in clash

(18.10.2007)

Six Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed and two are missing after Tamil Tiger rebels attacked an army outpost in the south-east, the military says. There were no reports of rebel casualties in the incident. Most of the recent fighting has been in the north where the rebels still control a swathe of territory. In the north, the military said at least 20 rebels had been killed in a series of clashes, the fiercest of which were near Vavuniya.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey says approval for Iraq incursion won't mean quick attack on rebel Kurds (Turkey)

(18.10.2007)

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister indicated Tuesday that an offensive against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq would not immediately follow the expected go-ahead from parliament, as oil prices soared amid international calls for restraint. weiterlesen >>>


German NGO works on landmine clearance in Quang Tri (Vietnam)

(18.10.2007)

Germany-based Solidarity Service International (SODI) on October 15 started its landmine clearance initiative in a resettlement area for flood victims of the Hai Lang District in central Quang Tri Province. Under the initiative, around 40.8 ha of lands will be cleared to build houses, schools, clinics and farms for the locals.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon arrests gang plotting attacks on UN force (Lebanon)

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon said on Monday it had arrested a gang of foreigners who were plotting attacks on UN peacekeepers, four months after six troops were killed in a bombing against a Spanish contingent. weiterlesen >>>


Greenpeace protest in Zaragoza (Spain)

(18.10.2007)

Greenpeace activists scaled the Basilica of Pilar in Zaragoza last week and unfurled a huge banner bearing the words For Peace: No to Cluster Bombs. weiterlesen >>>


MAG ANGOLA UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2007 (Angola)

(18.10.2007)

MAG has started to clear land in the Tchawia minefield around the town of Camanongue. The site, mined in 1988, is one of the forty most highly impacted sites in the country with the area having seen a significant expansion in population since the end of the conflict. Having assessed the needs of the local population, MAG will initially clear and verify an area of 51,000m2. With the site just 53 kms northeast of Luena and on the main road connecting Moxico and Lunda Sul, the site remains a considerable threat to the local community and those travelling between the two Provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Bié: British NGO Destroys Over 1,000 Explosives Devices (Angola)

(18.10.2007)

At least 1,406 explosive devices were removed and destroyed in the southern Bié province by the British NGO "The Hallo Trust", during the third quarter of 2007. weiterlesen >>>


Kearneysville company's program saving lives (United States)

(18.10.2007)

KEARNEYSVILLE - Agriculture is a big business in the Eastern Panhandle, so there would be a serious effect on the region's prosperity if farmers couldn't till their fields without fear of losing a limb - or even their lives. But that is exactly the situation in many countries around the world, said Justin Brady, a planning officer with the United Nations Mine Action Service.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb kills Briton in south Lebanon

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on south Lebanon by Israel during its war with Hezbollah guerrillas last year, a U.N. spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 in Somalia, wounds militia leader (Somalia)

(18.10.2007)

KISMAYO, Somalia Oct 10 (Garowe Online) - A landmine explosion rocked the southern Somali port of Kismayo Wednesday in what local authorities said was an unprecedented attack. At least two civilian bystanders were killed in the blast when the target vehicle with local officials on board hit the landmine, witnesses and officials said. Nine others, including spokesman for the local militia force, were wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Kambodschas Minenopfer wollen WM-Gold im Volleyball (Kambodscha)

(18.10.2007)

Phnom Penh. Ein einziger Schritt veränderte sein ganzes Leben. Vor 20 Jahren trat Sarum Puch in seiner vom Bürgerkrieg zerrütteten Heimat Kambodscha auf eine Landmine. Die Explosion zerfetzte das linke Bein des damals 18-Jährigen und seine Träume von einem friedlichen Leben in Wohlstand.  weiterlesen >>>


200 rai area cleared of landmines in Cambodia

(17.10.2007)

Landmines have been cleared from a 200-rai area in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district along the Cambodian border, the General Chatichai Choonhavan Foundation, a non-government organisation, said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats! They're taking over

(17.10.2007)

Those of us fortunate enough to have DStv will have seen the amazing giant African pouched rats sniffing out landmines that were planted in the killing fields of Mozambique during that country's civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Palestinians return to desolate, dangerous camp (Lebanon)

(17.10.2007)

NAHR AL-BARED, 12 October 2007 (IRIN) - The first Palestinian families displaced by 15 weeks of intense fighting between the army and Islamist militants that left much of north Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in ruins have begun returning home to start rebuilding their lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Munition in Ostsee - wird wieder gesprengt? (Deutschland)

(17.10.2007)

Kiel / sh:z - Die Gefahr lauert offen auf dem Meeresgrund der Ostsee. Fünf bis sechs Meter hoch türmen sich zwei Munitionsberge, nur rund 20 Meter unter der Wasseroberfläche liegen insgesamt 90 Sprengkörper, Minen und Torpedos mit einem Gewicht von bis zu 350 Kilogramm. Langsam verrotten die Altlasten aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg nur wenige Kilometer vor der Küste von Heidkate (Kreis Plön). weiterlesen >>>


Schießereien zwischen PKK und türkischer Armee (Türkei)

(17.10.2007)

Im Südosten der Türkei ist es zu Schießereien zwischen der Armee und Aufständischen der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) gekommen. In der Provinz Sirnak wurde erneut ein Soldat bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet, zwei weitere wurden nach Berichten türkischer Medien verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


MAG Angola Update - September 2007 (Angola)

(17.10.2007)

MAG has started to clear land in the Tchawia minefield around the town of Camanongue. The site, mined in 1988, is one of the forty most highly impacted sites in the country with the area having seen a significant expansion in population since the end of the conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Bié: British NGO Destroys Over 1,000 Explosives Devices (Angola)

(17.10.2007)

At least 1,406 explosive devices were removed and destroyed in the southern Bié province by the British NGO "The Hallo Trust", during the third quarter of 2007. weiterlesen >>>


Kearneysville company's program saving lives (United States)

(17.10.2007)

KEARNEYSVILLE - Agriculture is a big business in the Eastern Panhandle, so there would be a serious effect on the region's prosperity if farmers couldn't till their fields without fear of losing a limb - or even their lives. weiterlesen >>>


Wal-Mart gets Norway Pension Boot (Norway)

(17.10.2007)

Vancouver's corporate-dominated city council may appreciate Wal-Mart, but more and more European nations are turning their backs on the giant retail chain due to its corporate policies. Norway said last week it had withdrawn more than $430-million (US.) of investments in the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as well as U.S. copper and gold company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., due to ethical concerns. Norway has previously ejected companies involved in producing anti-personnel land mines, cluster bombs or nuclear weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb kills Briton in south Lebanon

(17.10.2007)

BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on south Lebanon by Israel during its war with Hezbollah guerrillas last year, a U.N. spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 in Somalia, wounds militia leader (Somalia)

(17.10.2007)

KISMAYO, Somalia Oct 10 (Garowe Online) - A landmine explosion rocked the southern Somali port of Kismayo Wednesday in what local authorities said was an unprecedented attack. weiterlesen >>>


Rights group calls for total Myanmar arms ban

(17.10.2007)

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Humans Rights Watch (HRW) urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to slap a total arms embargo on Myanmar's ruling generals because of "continuing massive violations of human rights". weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: What a 'Safe' Cluster Bomb Did

(16.10.2007)

TYRE - The explosion ripped through the tiny garden in rural south Lebanon, hurling Naemah Ghazi to the ground. The shrapnel from the bomb sliced through her legs, and she rapidly lost consciousness. "There was a lot of blood," her mother Khadija recalls. "All her body was bleeding." weiterlesen >>>


He Died a Hero

(16.10.2007)

A bomb disposal expert from Leicestershire has been killed in an explosion while working in Lebanon. Craig Appleby, 36, is said to have saved thousands of lives with his work for the British Army and as a freelance. He was clearing cluster bombs dropped by Israeli forces during last year's war with Hezbollah when one of the devices exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: 2 policemen and 2 army soldiers killed in three separate incidents

(16.10.2007)

2 Sri Lanka policemen and 2 army soldiers killed in three separate incidents in Mannar. In one incident 2 Sri Lankan police men were shot dead by unidentified armed men at Oalaiththoduvaay. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan army soldier was killed in a confrontation at Preiyathampani on Sunday and another killed in a mine explosion at Prapaankandal.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: 38 dead after clashes between army and Tamil Tigers

(16.10.2007)

Colombo, 16 Oct. (AKI) - At least 38 people have been killed in fresh fighting between the Sri Lankan military and separatist rebels from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).  weiterlesen >>>


10. Land- und Flohmarkt in Bad Füssing

(16.10.2007)

Hilfe für minengeschädigte Menschen in Bosnien-Herzegowina. Seit 1998 unterstützt der Rotary Club Rottaler Bäderdreieck Menschen, die während und nach dem Krieg auf dem Balkan von Landminen verstümmelt wurden und immer noch werden. Haupteinnahmequelle des Projektes ist der jährliche Land- und Flohmarkt in Bad Füssing, der am vergangen Samstag zum 10. Mal stattfand.  weiterlesen >>>


40 Tote bei Kämpfen zwischen Armee und Rebellen (Sri Lanka)

(16.10.2007)

Colombo - Bei Gefechten in Sri Lanka sind nach Armeeangaben mindestens 32 tamilische Aufständische und acht Soldaten getötet worden. Die Streitkräfte teilten am Dienstag mit, im Norden der Insel habe die Armee Stellungen der "Befreiungstiger von Tamil Eelam" (LTTE) angegriffen. Dabei seien die 32 Aufständischen und ein Soldat ums Leben gekommen. Im Osten hätten LTTE-Kämpfer einen Posten der Armee in einem Naturpark angegriffen. Sechs Soldaten seien getötet worden. Ein weiterer Soldat sei bei der Explosion einer von der LTTE gelegten Mine gestorben, als er die Leichen seiner Kameraden bergen wollte.  weiterlesen >>>


Neues Projekt in Vietnam: Opfern von Agent Orange und Landminen helfen

(16.10.2007)

Pressemitteilung von SODI Der dunkle Schatten des Krieges lastet noch immer auf Millionen Menschen in Vietnam. Er verursacht körperliches Leid, hindert Menschen, sich aus der Armut zu befreien, ein Leben in Würde zu führen. Der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) hilft Opfern von Agent Orange und Landminen und setzt damit sein Engagement zur Überwindung der Kriegsfolgen in der Provinz Quang Tri im Rahmen seines Integrierten Programms zur Minen- und Blindgängerräumung und zur Wiederansiedlung fort. weiterlesen >>>


Vereinte Nationen: Vatikanvertreter fordert Verbot von Streubomben

(16.10.2007)

Für ein Verbot von Streubomben macht sich der Vatikan bei den Vereinten Nationen stark. Für die Zivilbevölkerung in Krisenregionen sei die "Streubombenplage" eine der größten Gefahren, betonten jetzt Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Überlebende aus 22 Ländern bei einer Tagung in Belgrad. weiterlesen >>>


Weltweit tödlich

(16.10.2007)

Der Einsatz von Streubomben bei Konflikten gefährdet die Zivilbevölkerung. Vor allem Kinder verwechseln die Blindgänger mit Spielzeug und werden so häufiger Opfer von Fehlzündungen. weiterlesen >>>


UN wollen Waffenhandel kontrollieren (Deutschland)

(11.10.2007)

BERLIN - In dem Gremium ist auch Deutschland vertreten. Der Vertrag, kurz ATT, soll erstmals für alle UN-Staaten den Import, Export und Weiterverkauf von konventionellen Waffen regulieren: "Damit soll verhindert werden, dass mit Waffen die Menschenrechte und das humanitäre Völkerrecht verletzt werden und die Entwicklung eines Landes blockiert wird", sagte Robert Lindner, Sprecher der Nichtregierungsorganisation (NGO) Oxfam dem Tagesspiegel. Dies sei der Fall, wenn Waffen nicht an Armeen, Polizei und Peacekeeping-Organisationen gelangten, sondern an diktatorische Regime, Rebellengruppen oder Kriminelle. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka 13 LTTE rebels killed in Lanka fighting, says Army

(10.10.2007)

At least 13 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed and three soldiers injured in separate gun battles triggered by the LTTE's attempts to breach the de facto front line in northern Sri Lanka, the military said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill three, injure four in Myanmar: report (Myanmar)

(10.10.2007)

Three people have been killed by landmines in military-ruled Myanmar, state press reported Wednesday, which the authorities blamed on ethnic rebel militias battling the junta's troops.  weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan: New play areas protect children from landmines

(10.10.2007)

Geneva (ICRC) ' The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society is today opening safe-play areas for children in two villages in the Gazakh district, along Azerbaijan's western border with Armenia. weiterlesen >>>


Australian killed in Afghan blast

(10.10.2007)

An Australian soldier has become the first to die in direct combat in Afghanistan, after being killed in a roadside bomb attack. An improvised explosive device detonated near the soldier's vehicle in central Uruzgan province, the defence department in Canberra said.  weiterlesen >>>


Erdogan will gegen PKK härter durchgreifen (Turkei)

(10.10.2007)

Reaktion auf Angriff gegen türkische Soldaten Der türkische Ministerpräsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan hat ein schärferes Vorgehen gegen die verbotene kurdische Arbeiterpartei (PKK) angekündigt. Am Sonntag waren bei einem Angriff der PKK 13 Soldaten getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in clashes in northern and eastern Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(10.10.2007)

Colombo - A police commando was blown up in a roadside claymore mine explosion in eastern Sri Lanka in an area declared liberated from the Tamil rebels as sporadic fighting claimed the lives of five others overnight, military officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed in SE Turkey, govt under pressure (Turkey)

(10.10.2007)

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a landmine explosion on Monday, putting further pressure on Turkey's government just one day after Kurdish rebels shot dead 13 Turkish troops. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines killed or wounded 2000 in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)

(10.10.2007)

KINSHASA - Landmines have killed or wounded 2,012 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the end of the 1998-2003 war there, a UN agency reported yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Two Army officers injured in mine blast in Poonch (India)

(10.10.2007)

Two army officers were injured when they stepped over a drifted land mine near the line of control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district in Jammu, a defence spokesman said today. weiterlesen >>>


Two landmines unearthed (India)

(10.10.2007)

CHINATAPALLE: The police on Friday unearthed two powerful landmines on the main road leading to Jerrela village of GK Veedhi mandal. The explosives were placed in steel containers at a hairpin bend on the ghat road. weiterlesen >>>


NZ signs Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War (New Zealand)

(10.10.2007)

New Zealand has signed up to an international Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff announced Monday. Explosive remnants of war such as unexploded bombs, shells and cluster munitions not being cleared continue to damage communities and present a significant ongoing threat to the health and safety of civilians after the conflict has ended.  weiterlesen >>>


Army shies off cluster's last stand (Australia)

(10.10.2007)

THE Australian army is about to take delivery of new projectiles designed to knock out tanks, called SMArt 155 artillery rounds. The army insists they are not cluster bombs. The army is insistent because it is getting the new weapons at the same time as the Federal Government is backing international moves to phase out cluster bombs blamed for killing civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


UAE task force clears over 6,800 mines in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(10.10.2007)

LEBANON. The administration of the UAE Project for Support and Reconstruction of Lebanon has made another achievement. The task force has succeeded in clearing 7.5 million square metres of the mine infested Southern Lebanon and have declared those areas free of mines and cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


1m Israeli cluster bombs in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(10.10.2007)

A cluster bomb dropped by Israeli forces during last year's attack on Lebanon has exploded, killing a Lebanese man, police have said. Abdallah Fuani, 45, was killed instantly when he stepped on the bomb near his house in the southern village of Kounine Friday, police say.  weiterlesen >>>


Gestern in München (Deutschland)

(10.10.2007)

München 07.10.2007 - Anfang vergangener Woche war der sechsjährige Ali in seinem Dorf im Libanon wie jeden Tag unterwegs zur Schule. Er kam aber nie dort an. Ein Blindgänger aus Streumunition tötete ihn. Ähnliche Unfälle geschehen jeden Tag im Libanon und 28 weiteren Nachkriegsregionen. Zahlreiche Münchnerinnen und Münchner sowie internationale Gäste der Stadt haben deshalb gestern auf dem Münchner Marienplatz beim Aktionstag von Handicap International für ein Verbot von Streubomben protestiert.  weiterlesen >>>


Agriculture benefits from clearance operations

(05.10.2007)

August's Iraq programme report: MAG continues to implement operations both within Iraq and along the border with Turkey and Iran, despite ongoing instability. MAG returned two cleared minefields to communities in Soran (Erbil governate) during August. The cleared land has facilitated access to an orchard and the building of an irrigation channel for agricultural purposes.  weiterlesen >>>


Survivors and states join forces against cluster bombs

(05.10.2007)

Belgrade, 4 October 2007 - Cluster bomb survivors gathered in Serbia this week to ensure their rights were at the heart of international efforts to ban the weapon by 2008. Twenty-two of the 26 affected states participated in the Belgrade Conference of States Affected by Cluster Munitions, the latest development in the Oslo Process for a new treaty banning these weapons, which has gathered the support of 82 countries in just seven months.  weiterlesen >>>


10th Anniversary of Public-Private Partnerships to Reinforce Humanitarian Mine Action (USA)

(04.10.2007)

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to mark the tenth anniversary of its Humanitarian Mine Action Public-Private Partnership Program, which enlists civil society support for clearing persistent landmines and explosive remnants of war, teaching mine risk education, and rendering assistance to survivors of landmine accidents around the world. weiterlesen >>>


The MAPA completes 42 tasks across Afghanistan in September alone (Afghanistan)

(04.10.2007)

Kabul, 1 October 2007 - Working toward the achievement of the Ottawa Convention benchmarks and in support of peace and stability in the country, the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) has completed 42 minefield and battlefield tasks in September alone, benefiting thousands of families throughout Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Small Arms Destruction Efforts Reverberate Around the World (USA)

(04.10.2007)

Countries take steps to eliminate dangerous surplus, obsolete weapons Washington -- Left unattended, even small stockpiles of surplus and obsolete AK-47 assault rifles, grenade launchers and shoulder-fired missiles could be stolen and used to fuel regional conflicts.  weiterlesen >>>


Efforts Continue to De-Mine Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(04.10.2007)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Sept. 24, 2007 - For most people, running over a land mine equates to a bad day. For contractors working with the Mine Action Center, it is just a routine part of the job in Afghanistan, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world according to the United Nations' E-MINE Electronic Mine Information Network.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine oder Metallsplitter

(04.10.2007)

Forscher der Universität Rostock haben ein Minensuchgerät entwickelt, das die bisher hohe Zahl von Fehlermeldungen deutlich reduziert. Mit dem Metalldetektor könne sogar erkannt werden, welche Mine im Boden vergraben ist, sagte Hendrik Krüger vom Institut für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik bei einer Konferenz des Projektverbunds Humanitäres Minenräumen in Rostock. Bei gängigen Detektionssystemen werde jeder Granatsplitter oder Nagel als mögliche Mine erkannt, im Rostocker Detektor sei eine Datenbank mit den vor Ort verlegten Minen integriert. So könne die derzeitige Zahl von bis zu 1.000 Fehlermeldungen pro gefundener Mine deutlich gesenkt werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Blast Kills 14 in Pakistan Tribal Belt (Pakistan)

(04.10.2007)

MIRANSHAH: A roadside explosive device ripped through a passenger minibus in Pakistan's tribal belt Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, security officials said. The blast happened near Mir Ali, the second biggest town in North Waziristan, on a road that is frequently used by convoys.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal positive to ban landmines (Nepal)

(04.10.2007)

Kathmandu, Oct. 3: Sylvie Brigot, executive director of International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said that the commitment made by Nepal in addressing the problem of antipersonnel landmines and other victim activated weapons in the country was encouraging.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia Gives Jordan $1mn to Sweep Mines (Jordan)

(04.10.2007)

Amman, Oct. 2 (Petra) -- Australia is providing $1 million to help 50,000 people in Jordan gain safe access to more than seven million square meters of land previously rendered useless by the risk of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


U.S., Russia and China urged to join treaty banning use of cluster bombs (Serbia)

(04.10.2007)

BELGRADE, Serbia: Big cluster bomb producers the United States, Russia and China will be urged to join a new treaty banning the use of the deadly weapon, officials negotiating the deal said Tuesday. "We want the U.S., Russia and China to join," said Thomas Nash, a coordinator of the Cluster Munition Coalition at the start of a three-day conference of 23 countries most effected by the weapons, which have caused growing concern because of the dangers they pose to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Behindertensportler ist in Andermatt eingetroffen (Schweiz)

(04.10.2007)

ANDERMATT - Der beidseitig unterschenkelamputierte Velofahrer ist am 1. Oktober in Genf zu einer 4800 km langen- Radsportherausforderung gegen Landminen gestartet und sollte am 18. November am toten Meer (Jordanien) ankommen, wo das 8. Treffen der Vertragsstaaten der Ottawa-Konvention (Minenverbotskonvention) stattfindet. Am Mittwochmorgen ist Köhli in Andermatt eingetroffen. weiterlesen >>>


Gesetzesentwurf zum Verbot von Streumunition (Österreich)

(04.10.2007)

Der Ministerrat hat am Mittwoch einen Gesetzesentwurf zum Totalverbot von Streumunition beschlossen. Das verkündete Vizekanzler Molterer zusammen mit Bundeskanzler Gusenbauer nach der Regierungssitzung. Österreich habe als zweites Land auf der Welt eine solche Gesetzesinitiative beschlossen, das sei ein wichtiges Signal für Österreich als Friedenspartner, erklärte Molterer. weiterlesen >>>


Aufruf zu Verbot von Streubomben (Serbien)

(04.10.2007)

Belgrad. Ein weltweites Verbot von Streubomben haben 23 Länder, die selbst Opfer von Clustermunition wurden, auf einer internationalen Konferenz in Belgrad gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Aktionstag gegen Streubomben - Samstag, 6. Oktober 2007 auf dem Marienplatz München

(04.10.2007)

"Die Bombe fiel auf mich herunter, als ich Trauben erntete; sie hing mit ihrer Schnur in den Blättern fest und ich hatte sie nicht gesehen." So berichtet ein Junge aus dem Libanon, der 2006 schwer verletzt einen Unfall mit einem Blindgänger aus Streumunition überlebt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Bus blast kills 27 in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(01.10.2007)

A large bomb has ripped through a police bus in Kabul, tearing off the roof and killing at least 10 soldiers and 17 civilian passersby. The explosion took place just after a group of Afghan National Army soldiers got onto the bus. Police at the scene initially announced it was a suicide bomb attack, but deputy interior minister, Mohammad Munir Mangal, said it could have been caused by a large land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Debating Peace, Karzai Says (Afghanistan)

(01.10.2007)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Hamid Karzai's office said Sunday that there is "serious debate" among some Taliban fighters about laying down arms, while a spokesman for the militants said they will "never" negotiate with Afghan authorities until foreign troops leave. weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen to clear mines to boost tourism (Taiwan)

(01.10.2007)

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has set 2013 as the target year in which all land mines on the outlying island of Kinmen are to be cleared. A ministry spokesman made the announcement on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenräumer entschärften 115 Blindgänger

(01.10.2007)

Der niedersächsische Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst (KBD) hat im vergangenen Jahr 115 (2005: 127) britische und amerikanische Bombenblindgänger mit einem Gewicht von mindestens 50 Kilogramm entschärft oder gesprengt. Der schwerste Blindgänger, eine britische Luftmine, wog 1.814 Kilogramm. weiterlesen >>>


NSCN-K game for no-mine treaty (India)

(28.09.2007)

New Delhi, Sept. 27: The landmine-infested areas of Manipur's Churachandpur and Chandel districts can draw hope from what is happening in neighbouring Nagaland. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) is heading towards a no-mine treaty with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), a Nobel prize-winning organisation.  weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen deminers show tactics (Taiwan)

(28.09.2007)

RISKY BUSINESS: The Army Engineers Corp established a 137-man demining team on April 1. The team's leader said it would take seven years to clear Kinmen of mines By Jimmy Chuang STAFF REPORTER, IN KINMEN Friday, Sep 28, 2007  weiterlesen >>>


23 million sq meters of land affected with bombs (Serbia)

(28.09.2007)

73 cluster bombs have been removed from an area of three million square meters, officials say. "Cluster bombs NATO air forces dropped on Serbia in 1999 were strewn over 23 million square meters of land, and EUR 20mn are needed for their removal," Petar Mihajlovic, the director of the Government's Mine Clearing Center told B92 on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Polizisten in Kurdengebiet durch Mine getötet

(28.09.2007)

Diyarbakir (Reuters) - Bei der Explosion einer von kurdischen Separatisten gelegten Mine sind im Osten der Türkei zwei Polizisten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


"Wir kaufen keinen Mercedes. Boykottiert Streumunition!"

(28.09.2007)

Kritische Daimler-Aktionäre und mehrere Friedensgruppen fordern Daimler-Konzernchef Dieter Zetsche dazu auf, aus dem Geschäft mit Streumunition auszusteigen. Ihre Kritik: Der Daimler-Konzern sei als Hauptaktionär des Rüstungskonzerns EADS "in das schmutzige Geschäft mit Streumunition verwickelt".  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Detection Dogs To Be Honoured (Australia)

(28.09.2007)

Explosive Detection Dogs To Be Honoured The recent deaths of Army Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) serving in Afghanistan, who were named Razz and Merlin, will be honoured in a memorial to be erected at the School of Military Engineering in Sydney. Razz was a casualty of a Taliban Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack last week and Merlin was killed in a vehicle accident four weeks ago.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE terrorists explode claymore mine in public market - Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(28.09.2007)

LTTE terrorists carried out a cowardly claymore attack killing two civilians and injuring seventeen others at Chunnakkam in Jaffna this morning, September 27th.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills soldier, injures four others (Turkey)

(28.09.2007)

A soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a landmine blast Tuesday at a paramilitary police station blamed on separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an official statement said. weiterlesen >>>


"Eisbär Knut" in Vietnam

(28.09.2007)

Pressemitteilung von: Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) (openPR) - Der derzeit wohl bekannteste Berliner, Eisbär Knut, besser gesagt seine Ausgabe als Kuscheltier, machte sich jüngst auf eine lange Reise. Und kam dabei sehr ins Schwitzen.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDF Dig Up Arms Cache in Yumbe (UGANDA)

(27.09.2007)

SECURITY forces in the West Nile region have recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Yumbe district.  weiterlesen >>>


Police unearth Maoists' arms dump(INDIA)

(27.09.2007)

The district police unearthed Maoist arms dumps and seized a huge cache of landmines and ammunition at different places. SP Soumya Mishra said here on Sunday that seven landmines were recovered in the forests of Chelpaka, Eturnagaram mandal.  weiterlesen >>>


EU Provides 1.34 Mln Euro for Demining Project in Bosnia (BOSNIA)

(27.09.2007)

The European Union said on Thursday it has provided 1.34 million euro ($1.88 million) for an ongoing demining project in the neutral Brcko District in northern Bosnia.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia is working to be one of the major players behind the ban...

(27.09.2007)

Australia is working to be one of the major players behind the ban of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway Wishes to Reinforce Cooperation With Angola (ANGOLA)

(27.09.2007)

The Kingdom of Norway foresees to reinforce the cooperation with Angola in the sectors of oil, fisheries and trade, apart from re-establishing the political relations existing between the two peoples and governments.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines, ammunition seized in Kandahar: Governor (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

National intelligence officials seized a large amount of ammunition and landmines in different parts of this troubled southern city, a senior official said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran accused of arming Afghan insurgents (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

Heavy battles punctuated by air strikes killed 75 suspected Taliban and at least six civilians in Afghanistan's south, while a U.S. official yesterday accused Iran of supplying roadside bomb components to insurgents to get American soldiers "out of the region.''  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills police chief in northern Afghan district (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

A district police chief was killed along with three bodyguards in a landmine explosion in the Baghlan Province on Monday [24 September], a senior police officer said.  weiterlesen >>>


Canadian troops in Afghanistan have new weapon in war against deadly IEDs (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

Military officials unveiled the first of their new RSD Husky armoured vehicles Wednesday. The South African-built Huskies are equipped with sophisticated metal and electronic detectors that scan roads and ditches for improvised explosive devices, roadside bombs and landmines. Roadside bombs have become the deadliest threat facing international troops in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO Tells Serbia Where Bombs Were Dropped (Serbia)

(26.09.2007)

NATO handed over to Belgrade leaders a list of Serbia's locations where cluster bombs were dropped during air raids in 1999, Serbian media said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


New threat in Niger as flooding displaces landmines (Niger)

(26.09.2007)

Torrential rains and menacingly high waters in Niger have displaced landmines, sparking fears of explosions as the risk of hitting one is increased, the United Nations said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


ECUADOR DELIVERS REPORT ON DESTRUCTION OF OVER A THOUSAND LANDMINES (Ecuador)

(26.09.2007)

The government of Ecuador delivered a report today to the Organization of American States ( OAS ) certifying the destruction of 1,001 antipersonnel landmines in that country. The Permanent Representative of the South American nation, Efrén A. Cocíos, reiterated Ecuador's firm commitment in becoming one of the region's country's free from this scourge.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines to be cleaned up in the ruins of Karkamış (Turkey)

(26.09.2007)

A 6,000 square-meter mine field located near the ruins of Karkamış, one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East, in the Gaziantep region will be cleaned up for archaeological excavations after permission was granted by the General Staff Gaziantep Special Provincial Administration. weiterlesen >>>


Bush administration to ask for $50 billion for Iraq (USA)

(26.09.2007)

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The Bush administration is going to ask Congress for more money for the war in Iraq today. The $50 billion request comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates appears before a Senate panel. A substantial part of the money would be for mine-resistant armored vehicles that provide greater protection against roadside bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Nationalrat für Verbot von Streumunition

(26.09.2007)

Bern. AP/baz. Der Nationalrat will Bomben mit Streumunition gesetzlich verbieten. Er hat am Dienstag mit 91 gegen 81 Stimmen einer parlamentarischen Initiative von John Dupraz (FDP/GE) Folge gegeben, der eine entsprechende Änderung des Kriegsmaterialgesetzes verlangte.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO warf über 1000 Streubomben ab

(26.09.2007)

Belgrad erhielt Daten über Ziele - seit 1999 fünf Personen, darunter drei Kinder, getötet Belgrad - Die NATO-Allianz hat am Dienstag den Belgrader Behörden Daten über den Einsatz von Streubomben gegen Ziele in der Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien im Frühjahr 1999 zugestellt, bestätigte ein NATO-Sprecher in Brüssel Belgrader Medien gegenüber. weiterlesen >>>