News-Archiv



Burma/Myanmar: Überleben nach dem Landminenunfall

(20.06.2014)

Das Internationale Komittee vom Roten Kreuz potraitiert die Genesung des jungen Edisson, der durch eine Landminen beinahe starb. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam fördert Zusammenarbeit in humanitärer Minenräumung

(18.06.2014)

Vietnam verstärkt Kooperation innerhalb der ASEAN bei Minenräumung und arbeitet mit Australien bei der Minenräumung zusammen. weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik bald minenfrei

(16.06.2014)

Im Juni lädt Mosambik die Mitgliedsstaaten des Minenverbotsvertrages zur UN-Konferenz nach Maputo ein. Handicap International ist daran beteiligt, die letzten bekannten Minenfelder im Land zu räumen, und weist auf die großen Herausforderungen für die Opferhilfe hin. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Vereinte Nationen fördern Frauen, Minen zu räumen

(13.06.2014)

Die Vereinten Nationen fördern die Ausbildung von Frauen, Minen zu räumen und den Wiederaufbau zu beschleunigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Tödlicher Angriff auf Minenräumer

(10.06.2014)

Acht afghanische Minenräumer sterben bei einem tödlichen Anschlag in Afghanistan. Drei weitere Fachkräfte werden verletzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Griechenland zerstört eine Million Landminen

(09.06.2014)

Griechenland setzt das Verbot von Antipersonenminen um und kündigt an, fast eine Million Antipersonenminen in Munitionsvernichtungsanlagen in Bulgarien zu zerstören. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Nach vierzig Jahren wird Ackerland wieder sicher

(09.06.2014)

400 explosive Munitionsrückstände US-amerikanischer Streubomben aus dem Krieg in den 1970er müssen geräumt werden, bevor ein Bauer in Vietnam sein Feld wieder sicher bestellen kann. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Landminenopfer steigt

(08.06.2014)

Laut kambodschanischer Minenräumbehörde steigt in Kambodscha die Zahl der Minenopfer in den ersten vier Monaten 2014 stark. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Armenia Can Take Part in Demining Israeli-Lebanese Conflict Zone (ARMENIA)

(01.10.2006)

YEREVAN. Armenia can take part in the mine clearance work in Lebanon, RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan told a press conference. He pointed out that the Lebanese Government made this request before the Lebanese-Israeli conflict, considering the Armenian experience in this process.  weiterlesen >>>


Circling the war wagons (AFGHANISTAN)

(01.10.2006)

One young British paratrooper, 27-year-old Corporal Mark Wright, was killed by a landmine after he ran into an unmarked mine field without regard for his own safety to treat two wounded comrades. weiterlesen >>>


Stepping into new life with the Jaipur Foot

(30.09.2006)

NEW DELHI: A prosthetic limb costing no more than $30 made and developed in India is transforming lives in battle-torn Lebanon, giving those crippled in the devastating war another chance. And that's just what the Jaipur Foot has been doing for years, not only in India but also in trouble spots like Afghanistan and as far away as the Honduras. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine use decreases; so does funding for mine action

(30.09.2006)

A new report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines shows that the Mine Ban Treaty and the mine ban movement continued to make good progress toward eradicating antipersonnel landmines and saving lives around the world. However, despite an overall reduction in landmine use, there are a number of concerns, such as the reduced funding for mine action, hampering the ability of some poorer nations to tackle the issue effectively.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE plans for more attacks as the special peace envoy arrives... (Sri Lanka)

(30.09.2006)

The naval personnel on a route clearing patrol at Uppuweli recovered two claymore mines planted by the LTTE terrorists at 11:00 a.m today (Sunday the 1st of October). weiterlesen >>>


ULFA rebels blow up Assam gas pipeline (India)

(30.09.2006)

A police spokesman said militants suspected to be from the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) late Friday triggered a landmine explosion at a gas pipeline belonging to state-owned oil exploration company Oil India Ltd (OIL).  weiterlesen >>>


Dringender Appell gegen Streubomben und Streumunition

(30.09.2006)

Prominente Unterstützer von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de fordern die Abgeordneten des Deutschen Bundestages auf, für ein ein Verbot von Streumunition zu stimmen. weiterlesen >>>


No one hurt in attempt to blow up police motorcade in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(29.09.2006)

GROZNY. No one was wounded as unknown assailants tried to blow up a police motorcade in Chechnya, the North Caucasus republic's Interior Ministry said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


ber 180 Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordern Verbot von Streumunition

(29.09.2006)

Brief der Internationalen Koalition gegen Streumunition (CMC) an die Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages  weiterlesen >>>


5 Russian Terrorists Slain in Caucasus

(29.09.2006)

2 Russian invaders were killed and at least 1 wounded by Chechen Mujahideen in a landmine attack in a forested area near village Ahkinchu Borze on Thursday, September 28. No other details were given by a spokesman of the Chechen Military Command.  weiterlesen >>>


CMC letter to all members of the German Parliament

(29.09.2006)

Support the Green party resolution on cluster munitions weiterlesen >>>


16 LTTE cadres killed in encounter at Pillumale post (Sri Lanka)

(29.09.2006)

Police commandos remove bodies of Tamil Tigers killed in an encounter in Ampara on  weiterlesen >>>


Einfach ins Meer geworfen (GRIECHENLAND)

(29.09.2006)

Der mörderische Umgang mit Flüchtlingen gehört im EU-Mitgliedsland Griechenland zum Standard der Grenzsicherung weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills one soldier in southeastern Turkey

(29.09.2006)

One soldier was killed and another injured in a landmine blast in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari on Saturday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Children face perils of bomblets in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(28.09.2006)

NABATIYAH - From a hospital bed, 14-year-old Hassan tells how half his foot was blasted away by one of the million bomblets that Israel rained on south Lebanon during its war with Hezbollah. weiterlesen >>>


Australia-Led Meeting Takes Firm Action on Landmines - Press Release: Australian Government

(28.09.2006)

Australian-Led Meeting Takes Firm Action against Landmines weiterlesen >>>


BEIRUT: Hilfs-Programm für Libanon lanciert

(28.09.2006)

Die Erwartungen der libanesischen Bevölkerungen an die internationale Gemeinschaft sind enorm. Die Schweiz will deshalb ihre Hilfsgelder in der Höhe von rund 11,5 Mio. Dollar so schnell wie möglich für die Bedürftigen einsetzen.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Announces End of Humanitarian Crisis in Lebanon

(28.09.2006)

The UN has announced a shift in focus from aid work to recovery in Lebanon after it declared that the humanitarian crisis brought on by the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict had subsided.  weiterlesen >>>


USAID awards $31 mln infrastructure contract for South Sudan

(28.09.2006)

USAID has already spent $84.2 million on improving Southern Sudan's infrastructure since fiscal year 2004. Work has included building roads, clearing landmines, and planning, mapping, and electrifying towns. weiterlesen >>>


Travel: A former child soldier's landmine museum draws flak (CAMBODIA)

(28.09.2006)

SIEM REAP. Aki Ra is a short, stout, 33-year-old Cambodian with an unusual career: He collects bombs for a living.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran: 800 werden jedes Jahr durch Landminen ermordet (IRAN)

(28.09.2006)

NWRI - Der Kommandeur Yar Ahmadi vom Revolutionären Garde Corps des iranischen Regimes stellte fest, dass jedes Jahr mehr als 800 Menschen im Iran durch Landminen in den ehemaligen Kriegsgebieten getötet und Hunderte andere verletzt und gelähmt werden. weiterlesen >>>


Six journalists seriously injured in police publicity stunt accident

(27.09.2006)

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by reports that six journalists were seriously injured, with one losing both eyes and another in a critical condition,  weiterlesen >>>


South Korea Unveils Armed Robot Guards

(27.09.2006)

Robot can be used to detect and suppress intruders weiterlesen >>>


Child killed by Israeli cluster bomb explosions (Lebanon)

(27.09.2006)

A 12-year-old child was killed and five others wounded when two cluster bombs left by Israeli troops exploded separately in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, medics said. weiterlesen >>>


Lachin: The Emptying Lands (Armenia)

(27.09.2006)

Landmines, neglect and uncertainty result in an Armenian exodus from strategic corridor. weiterlesen >>>


Verbot von Streumunition

(27.09.2006)

Offener Brief der im Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de zusammengeschlossenen deutschen Hilfsorganisationen an alle Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages, anlässlich der Abstimmung Über Anträge zum Verbot von Streumunition am Donnerstag, dem 28.9. weiterlesen >>>


Halbherziges Nein zu Streumunition

(26.09.2006)

Gefährliche Streumunition verbieten" will die große Koalition morgen im Bundestag. Aber der Antrag ist eine Mogelpackung: Bestimmte Arten von Streubomben sind ausgenommen. Und bereits vorhandene Munition soll weiter verwendet werden weiterlesen >>>


Ein trojanisches Pferd im Bundestag (DEUSCHLAND)

(26.09.2006)

Die gute Nachricht: Morgen wird sich der Bundestag mit einem Antrag der Regierungsfraktionen befassen, in dem ein Verbot gefährlicher Streumunition gefordert wird. Damit bleibt das Thema auf der Tagesordnung. Seine völkerrechtliche Bedeutung wird anerkannt. Die schlechte Nachricht: Der Antrag ist ein trojanisches Pferd. Es steckt etwas ganz anderes darin, als sich flüchtig von außen erkennen lässt.  weiterlesen >>>


MPs visit to Iraq disrupted by mine - US forces in the region defused the mine.

(26.09.2006)

KIRKUK - The visit by two Turkish parliamentary deputies to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk was disrupted Tuesday after a land mine was found on the road on which they were travelling. weiterlesen >>>


Police under attack, 1 killed 10 injured (India)

(26.09.2006)

Three women were injured in a landmine explosion near a security forces camp in the Khandroo area of Achbal. The women were collecting firewood from the forests and when they approached a security forces camp, an anti-personnel mine blew up injuring three of them. They have been admitted to the hospital. weiterlesen >>>


Is Kenya on the right course on Somalia?

(26.09.2006)

UN report had accused Asmara of shipping weaponry through its territory. Among other weapons allegedly imported are communication equipment for the "technical" battle wagons, 1,000 short version AK 47 rifles, 1,000 pairs of binoculars, 1,000 remote control bombs, 1,000 antipersonnel mines and ammunition for 120 mm mortars.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran: 800 killed by landmines every year

(26.09.2006)

NCRI - The commander Yar Ahmadi of the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards Corps stated that every year more than 800 people were killed in Iran by land mines left in the former war zones and hundreds of others were hurt and lamed. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers Catch Terrorist Planting Bomb In Baghdad

(26.09.2006)

Baghdad, Iraq (AHN) - U.S. soldiers caught a would-be bomber as he was planting an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baghdad.  weiterlesen >>>


Rückkehr der Flüchtlinge verzögert sich (LIBANON)

(26.09.2006)

Für rund 200.000 Flüchtlinge aus dem Libanon könnte sich die Rückkehr in ihre Heimat noch um mehrere Monate verzögern. Manche werden erst in einigen Jahren zurückkommen, da sich in Häusern und auf freiem Gelände noch Bomben befinden.  weiterlesen >>>


The Hidden Enemy

(26.09.2006)

700 mine fields, 640 victims and 485 handicapped people are registered in the governorate of Duhok. With the image of his handicapped father still haunting him, Zubair continues to do his job working for a local mine removing organization, General Foundation for Mine Affairs in Kurdistan Region.  weiterlesen >>>


Hölle Helmand (Afghanistan)

(26.09.2006)

Die Nato will den Opiumsumpf in Afghanistan trockenlegen. Das wird aber ein Dilemma schaffen, das unlösbar scheint. Denn mit jedem Traktor, der ein Mohnfeld umpflügt, werden die Bauern und die Bevölkerung gegen die Ausländer aufgebracht, können sich die Taliban als Beschützer und Befreier vor den "ungläubigen Unterdrückern" gerieren. Die Taliban liefern den Bauern sogar Minen, die in den Mohnfeldern vergraben werden, um sie vor dem Umpflügen zu schützen. weiterlesen >>>


LeTourneau study seeks knee injury options - University receives federal grant to examine ACL tears

(26.09.2006)

A LeTourneau University professor and his students hope a robot and cadaver will reveal how people should compensate for knee injuries as they walk, run or jump. People who tear an anterior cruciate ligament but opt not to have surgery put increased strain on the bone, muscles and other ligaments in the knee, said Dr. Roger Gonzalez, a biomedical and mechanical engineering professor. His federally funded study will measure that strain and find the best way to reduce it while increasing knee stability, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Minensuche in Südosteuropa - Testversuche zur Auswahl der best geeigneten Metalldetektoren (Kroatien)

(26.09.2006)

Die international beobachteten South Eastern Europe-Testversuche (SEE) vom 2. bis 13. Oktober in Benkovac, Kroatien, sollen Aufschluss darüber geben, welche Metalldetektoren am besten geeignet sind für die Böden in Südosteuropa. Neben den Minen selbst ist auch der in den Minen vorliegende Sprengstoff, der für terroristische Zwecke missbraucht werden könnte, eine große Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Country has 80,000 people victims of land mines (Angola)

(26.09.2006)

Luanda, 09/27 - Angola has about 80,000 people victims of land mines, most of them former soldiers with at an active working age and a low education level,  weiterlesen >>>


A scientist has designed a remote-operated robotic vehicle which can detect and defuse explosives simultaneously. (India)

(26.09.2006)

"The robot will help to stop bomb explosions at public and religious places" weiterlesen >>>


Now, robots will detect and disable bombs (India)

(26.09.2006)

Kanpur, September 26: As terror activities spread their limbs across the country, a Pune-based Robotics engineer has developed a remote explosive sensing device that can detect and deactivate bombs, landmines and other hazardous chemical and biological material.  weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded bombs threaten lives in Lebanon: UNICEF (LEBANON)

(26.09.2006)

Geneva, Sep 27 (DPA) The Lebanese population faces a "ticking timebomb" from the 100,000 unexploded bombs estimated to be littering the towns and countryside, UNICEF warned Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kind durch Streubombe im Libanon getötet

(26.09.2006)

Im Südlibanon sind mehrere israelische Streubomben detoniert. Bei einer der Explosionen starb ein neunjähriges Kind. weiterlesen >>>


Jaffna Civilians Guide Army to Tiger Armaments (Sri Lanka)

(26.09.2006)

On information received by a civilian, troops recovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition in Madduwil, Chawakachcheri around 7.00 a.m. today. Among the recovered items were ten claymore mines weighing seven kilograms each, one communication set, two micro pistols, two magazines, three hand grenades, one satellite phone, fifty first aid kits, and 43 ration packs.  weiterlesen >>>


Left Military Ammunition Kills Another Child (Turkey)

(26.09.2006)

Yet another child, this time, Kerem was killed when a piece of metal he was playing with exploded. Two other children were injured in the incident. There is still not sufficient work to educate children against military mines and abandoned ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


MND-B soldiers detain terrorist, seize 2 large weapons caches (Iraq)

(26.09.2006)

Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, detained a terrorist after he attempted to place an improvised-explosive device in southwestern Baghdad at approximately 1:30 p.m. today.  weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded bomblets hinder Southern Lebanon recovery (LEBANON)

(26.09.2006)

BEIRUT: Up to a million unexploded cluster bomblets from Israel's war with Hezbollah are now the biggest threat to civilians in south Lebanon, where they litter streets, homes and orchards, UN agencies said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


After the battle's over Marine colonel helps rid countries of dangerous ordnance

(25.09.2006)

Spotsylvania County resident works with foreign countries to help them get rid of dangerous land mines or unexploded ordnance  weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Ernte - die Clusterbomben-Saat auf Libanons Feldern (Libanon)

(25.09.2006)

Nabatiyeh. Der Libanonkrieg ist nicht vorbei. Jeden Tag sterben vier Menschen durch jene Minibomben, die die israelische Artillerie in den letzten drei Tagen des Konflikts millionenfach auf den Südlibanon abfeuerte, viele Menschen werden durch sie verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Calls rise for ban on cluster bombs

(25.09.2006)

GENEVA -- The massive use of cluster bombs by Israeli forces in the final days of the border war with Lebanon has spurred diplomatic momentum for talks on an accord to curb the use of the weapons, diplomatic and arms-control sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Western Hemisphere Defense Ministers To Meet in Nicaragua (Nicaragua)

(25.09.2006)

High-level U.S. defense officials participating in Managua event October 1-5 weiterlesen >>>


Left Military Ammunition Kills Another Child (Turkey)

(25.09.2006)

Bianet-Yet another child, this time, Kerem was killed when a piece of metal he was playing with exploded. Two other children were injured in the incident. There is still not sufficient work to educate children against military mines and abandoned ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian pepper capital' creates new life from old spice" (Cambodia)

(25.09.2006)

Though crews have cleared 284 million square meters of land since 1992, millions of landmines remain - most of them in farm fields.  weiterlesen >>>


Shocking report on explosion fatalities released (South Africa)

(25.09.2006)

A report from the Red Cross has shown that every 20 minutes somebody in the world is either wounded or killed by an explosion. Vejaynand Ramlakan, the South African surgeon general, has made the comments at an international conference in Pretoria.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining team commissioned in Kinmen (China)

(25.09.2006)

Army Commander Gen. Hu Chen-pu presented certificates to a group of professional deminers yesterday at a ceremony held on the outlying island of Kinmen, marking the beginning of the operations of Taiwan's first demining team.  weiterlesen >>>


PAKISTAN: Baloch tribal gathering appeals to International Court of Justice

(25.09.2006)

(Pakistan KALAT, 26 September (IRIN) - A recent gathering of 85 tribal chiefs from Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab for the first grand tribal jirga or council in at least 126 years reflects growing frustration among the inhabitants of energy-rich Balochistan in their fight for greater autonomy from the government.  weiterlesen >>>


UAE, Lebanese Army ink pact to de-mine South

(25.09.2006)

BEIRUT: A new agreement was signed Monday between the Lebanese Army and the United Arab Emirates to remove mines and unexploded bombs left by Israeli troops in South Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Über 1 Million Streumunitionen und Phosphorbomben im Libanon eingesetzt

(25.09.2006)

Israelische Armee nahm wissentlich Gefährdung der Zivilbevölkerung in Kauf  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Bie - Government Engaged in Demining Tasks- Minister (Angola)

(25.09.2006)

The Welfare and Social Reintegration minister, who is also the co-ordinator of the supervision group for Bie Province, João Baptista Kussumua, reiterated last weekend, in Chinguar municipality, the government's commitment to clearing up mined zones and those suspected of being mined, so as to facilitate the socio-economic development of the population.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. may ban sale of cluster bombs to Israel

(24.09.2006)

The discovery of hundreds of U.S.-made cluster bombs among the tens of thousands of unexploded munitions carpeting the South of Lebanon, has led to calls on Washington to impose a moratorium on sales of the weapons to Israel.  weiterlesen >>>


NEW YORK - EUROPEAN COMMAND OF THE US WILL CONTINUE AID TO AZERBAIJAN IN MINE CLEARANCE

(24.09.2006)

European command of the US armed forces (Eurocom) is ready to keep providing aid to Azerbaijan in clearing of territories from mines. General William E. Ward, head of the European command of the US, said that at a meeting with officials of ANAMA (Azerbaijani National Anti-Mine Agency) in Baku on September 21. weiterlesen >>>


PKK-Kämpfer töten bei Gefechten einen Soldaten in Südosttürkei

(24.09.2006)

Außerdem bekannte sich die PKK zu einem Anschlag im osttürkischen Palu, wo nach der Explosion einer Mine ein Zug entgleist war.  weiterlesen >>>


The Statesman (INDIA): Mine blast kills 2.

(24.09.2006)

Statesman News Service MIDNAPORE, Sept. 21: Two years after six Eastern Frontier Rifle personnel were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists at Bankisole forest in Lalgarh, two bomb disposal squad personnel of the CID ~ Utpal Bhakta (40) and Basudeb Chakraborty (38) ~ were killed and 27 others injured, seven of them critically, in a landmine blast engineered by Maoists at Jhitka forest in Lalgarh, Midnapore (West) today.  weiterlesen >>>


Herdsman injured in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(24.09.2006)

A shepherd Haji Fayyaz Ahmed (70) lost his leg when he struck a landmine in Cholistan desert. The victim was hospitalised in Bahawalpur immediately where his condition is stated to be serious. Haji Fayyaz Ahmed was grazing his cattle herds while he struck a landmine in Chak No 71 near Maujgarh, on Monday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


With no help in sight, CROATIAN farmers dig for landmines

(24.09.2006)

CERIC, Croatia, Sept 20, 2006 (AFP) - Croatian farmers told it might be years before deminers can clear their war-affected fields have lost patience and decided to do the hazardous job themselves, some paying with their lives.  weiterlesen >>>


New fighting threatens return of remaining IDPs (Senegal)

(24.09.2006)

Despite the scarcity of information on the numbers, it is estimated that during 2005 more than 65 percent of the people displaced from their homes in the southern region of Casamance were able to return. weiterlesen >>>


Deadly Harvest

(24.09.2006)

Lebanese fields sown with cluster bombs  weiterlesen >>>


Israel leaves behind deadly traps in southern Lebanon

(24.09.2006)

HUMIN: The Israeli army may be poised to end its occupation of south Lebanon following its war with Hezbollah but it leaves behind a deadly legacy which could cripple everyday life for many months to come.  weiterlesen >>>


The UNITED STATES Record on Protecting Innocent Civilians from Landmines

(24.09.2006)

As the Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 "Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction," often referred to as the Ottawa Convention, takes place in Geneva, Switzerland this week, it is worth noting why the United States is unable to accede to this particular landmine treaty and to review those areas where United States landmine policy and practices are in harmony with or surpass the provisions of the Ottawa Convention.  weiterlesen >>>


NO EVIDENCE" CHINOOK DOWNDRAFT SET OFF MINES - MoD (AFGHANISTAN/ UK)

(24.09.2006)

The Ministry of Defence said that there was no evidence to support claims that a landmine blast which killed a Para corporal in Afghanistan was caused by the downdraft from a RAF helicopter.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine-plagued states may have leeway on clearance target: conference (Switzerland)

(24.09.2006)

GENEVA, Sept 22, 2006 (AFP) - Countries which think they are likely to miss a looming treaty deadline for clearing the landmines that litter former conflict zones may be granted an extension under certain conditions, an international conference decided on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


DR Congo: Training of new Europeaid HMA teams

(24.09.2006)

In a field, 5 km outside of the town of Kalemie, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 men and 13 women have been in training for more than three weeks. weiterlesen >>>


Children play to tackle war trauma (LEBANON)

(24.09.2006)

TYRE (IRIN) - In southern Lebanon, one major component of the overall rehabilitation and recovery process is to ensure that children overcome the trauma of living through war as well as the distress of returning to heavily damaged villages.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel's failure of conscience (LEBANON)

(24.09.2006)

The fighting in Lebanon has stopped, but the killing of children and other civilians continues because of the bombing campaign Israeli forces launched during the final days of last month's conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Kurdish rebels claim blast in eastern TURKEY

(24.09.2006)

ANKARA, Sept 25, 2006 (AFP) - The separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast at a police building in eastern Turkey at the weekend in which 17 people were wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Clearing LEBANON's residue of war

(24.09.2006)

It may not be quite what you expect - a team of Iraqi Kurds teaching explosives clearance techniques in the bombed-out villages of southern Lebanon - but here they are. The men have been flown out by the British charity Mines Awareness Group (MAG), the only non-commercial munitions clearance body in Lebanon, a country still littered with unexploded devices more than a month after the recent war with Israel.  weiterlesen >>>


Child killed by mine in southeast TURKEY

(24.09.2006)

Siirt, 25 September: The number of injured people increased to two in the explosion which occurred in southeastern city of Siirt yesterday, said sources on Monday [25 September].  weiterlesen >>>


Villagers Blamed for Deadly ICRC Mine (Senegal)

(24.09.2006)

Ziguinchor, Sep 22, 2006 (UN Integrated Regional Information Networks/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- Two men have been arrested in connection with a mine explosion in Senegal's southern Casamance region three weeks ago, which killed one worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and injured three others.  weiterlesen >>>


Acceding to mine ban convention would add new impetus to its implementation, Secretary-General urges non-signatories in message to states parties

(24.09.2006)

Following is UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's message to the Seventh Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, as delivered by Agnès Marcaillou, Chief, Regional Disarmament Branch, United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs, in Geneva, yesterday, 18 September:  weiterlesen >>>


19 Afghan construction workers killed after militants ambush their bus

(24.09.2006)

AP - KABUL, Afghanistan Militants ambushed a bus in Afghanistan's volatile south with a roadside bomb and gunfire, killing 19 Afghan construction workers, the Interior Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


PKK-Kämpfer töten Soldaten (Südosttürkei)

(24.09.2006)

Bei Gefechten im Südosten der Türkei hat die kurdische Rebellengruppe PKK einen Soldaten getötet. Im Internet bekannte sie sich außerdem zu einem blutigen Attentat.  weiterlesen >>>


IF THERE MUST BE LAND MINES, MAKE THEM COMPLY WITH THE LAW (USA)

(24.09.2006)

NEW YORK -- When the global ban on antipersonnel land mines was concluded in 1997, President Clinton did not sign it, but committed the United States to do so this year if the Pentagon could develop alternatives to comply with the treaty in the meantime.  weiterlesen >>>


Countries Commit to Clearing Landmines

(24.09.2006)

More than 120 countries are pledging to redouble their efforts to clear anti-personnel landmines that continue to kill and maim innocent civilians years after wars have ended. A conference to review the status of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty has just ended.  weiterlesen >>>


Britischer Major kritisiert Militärstrategie - Armee sei selbst Schuld am Minen-Tod eines Soldaten

(24.09.2006)

London - Ein britischer Offizier hat die Militärstrategie seines Landes in Afghanistan öffentlich in Zweifel gezogen. In einem Gespräch mit der Londoner Zeitung "Times" bekräftigte Major Jamie Loden Vorwürfe aus früheren Emails, dass der Einsatz der Luftwaffe in Afghanistan "völlig unbrauchbar" sei und stattdessen dringend mehr Soldaten und Ausrüstung benötigt würden.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Southerners live in fear of one million cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(24.09.2006)

DEIR QANOUN/AAYTA SHAAB, 25 Sep 2006 (IRIN) - Unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon continue to pose great risks to civilians returning to their villages, according to the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC).  weiterlesen >>>


Another Arms Cache Recovered In Sampur (Sri Lanka)

(21.09.2006)

Recovery of arms abandoned y the LTTE terrorists weiterlesen >>>


Two cops killed in West Bengal mine blast (India)

(21.09.2006)

Kolkata - At least two policemen were killed and eight others, including six photojournalists, were critically injured yesterday when a landmine exploded in West Bengal's West Midnapore district.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung: LIBANON: EINE MILLION NICHT EXPLODIERTER STREUMUNITIONEN BEDROHENDIE BEVÖLKERUNG

(21.09.2006)

Laut der Erklärung eines Repräsentanten der Vereinten Nationen in Genf bedrohen ungefähr eine Million nicht explodierter Streumunitionen die Bevölkerung im Südlibanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 policemen in west India (INDIA)

(20.09.2006)

NEW DELHI, India. At least two policemen of a bomb disposal squad were killed Thursday when a landmine exploded in west Indian state West Bengal, Indo-Asian News Service reported.  weiterlesen >>>


The United States' Record On Protecting Innocent Civilians from Landmines (SWITZERLAND)

(20.09.2006)

GENEVA, Switzerland - The following information was released by the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva: weiterlesen >>>


Headlines and press coverage about landmines and efforts to eliminate them (US)

(19.09.2006)

In 2005, landmine clearing operations removed 470,000 mines and 3.75 million other explosive devices weiterlesen >>>


Maimed family of landmine victims barely survive (Nepal)

(19.09.2006)

SURKHET, Sept 20 - They were lucky enough to narrowly escape death. However life has become hard for them. Three members of the same family who fell prey to separate landmines years before are yet to get proper treatment. They are still living with shrapnel lodged in their bodies. weiterlesen >>>


IED cell dismantled, seven arrested in Nangarhar (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.09.2006)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan. The US-led coalition forces said they had dismantled an IED (improvised explosive device) cell and arrested seven people in the Shinwar area of the eastern Nangarhar province.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan sees more attacks

(19.09.2006)

AFGHAN and international forces forged ahead yesterday with anti-Taliban offensives in the west and east of Afghanistan after a fresh wave of suicide attacks that killed 18 people including four Canadian soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


350,000 cluster bombs in Lebanon

(19.09.2006)

There could be as many as 350,000 unexploded cluster bombs still littering southern Lebanon weiterlesen >>>


Israel's use of cluster bombs in Lebanon outrageous: UN

(19.09.2006)

BEIRUT . Israel dropped at least 350,000 cluster bombs on south Lebanon in its war with Hezbollah, mostly when the conflict was all but over, leaving a deadly legacy for civilians, a UN official said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Weltfriedenstag: Friedensdienst EIRENE kritisiert deutsche Rüstungsexporte (Deutschland)

(19.09.2006)

NEUWIED - Verlautbarungen der Bundesregierung zu Deutschlands Verantwortung in der Welt seien unglaubwürdig, solange Deutschland weiterhin einer der größten Rüstungsexporteure der Welt bleibe. weiterlesen >>>


US may ban sale of cluster bombs to Israel

(19.09.2006)

The discovery of hundreds of US-made cluster bombs among the tens of thousands of unexploded munitions carpeting the south of Lebanon, has led to calls on Washington to impose a moratorium on sales of the weapons to Israel.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb protest planned (Norway)

(19.09.2006)

Several groups plan independent demonstrations to protest the testing of cluster bombs at Hjerkinn on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Langsames Erstarken der Unifil in Südlibanon

(19.09.2006)

Die französische Verteidigungsministerin in Beirut weiterlesen >>>