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Streubomben: Millionen Blindgänger bleiben

(31.07.2014)

Auch vier Jahre nach der Unterzeichung des Streubombenverbots durch 84 Staaten, stellen Streubomben eine Bedrohung für die Bevölkerung vieler Länder dar. Handlungsbedarf bleibt. weiterlesen >>>


Geächtete Waffen im Einsatz

(30.07.2014)

International geächtete Streubomben wurden in den letzten zwei Jahren in Syrien, vermutlich aber auch im Südsudan und in der Ukraine eingesetzt, berichtet die US-amerikanische Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Kinder im Gebiet Donezk laufen auf Mine

(30.07.2014)

Im ostukrainischen Gebiet Donezk sind bei der Explosion einer Mine sieben Menschen verletzt worden, darunter drei Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


Balkan: Minenräumung und geplanter Wiederaufbau

(29.07.2014)

Nach den verheerenden Überschwemmungen in Bosnien-Herzegowina, Serbien und Kroatien beginnen Minenräumung und Wiederaufbau. weiterlesen >>>


Überlebender einer Busunfalls

(28.07.2014)

Der Junge Gatwech aus Südsudan steht im Mittelpunkt einer Plakataktion an Bushaltestellen in London. Die Vereinten Nationen und die Europäische Union machen damit auf die Gefahren von Landminen aufmerksam. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Landminen werden nicht geräumt

(25.07.2014)

Im südlichen Myanmar werden trotz der seit 2012 bestehenden Feuerpause keine Landminen geräumt. Die Bevölkerung erhält keine Minengefahrenaufklärung und befindet sich in akuter Gefahr. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Jugendliche finden scharfe Streubomben

(18.07.2014)

In der Provinz Quang Tri finden zwei Jugendliche eine größere Anzahl an scharfer Munition, darunter Streubomben, aus dem Krieg in den 1970er Jahren. Die Munition stammt aus den USA. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Armee zerstört Landminen der FARC

(17.07.2014)

Die von der FARC angelegten Munitionslager mit 1007 Landminen wurden von der kolumbianischen Armee als Teil einer militärischen Aktion in der Provinz Putumayo zerstört. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


UN asks Israel for data on cluster-bomb use

(18.09.2006)

MAJDAL SELLEM, Lebanon - The United Nations on Tuesday urged Israel to hand over detailed information about cluster munitions it used in Lebanon during the war with Hezbollah, saying at least 350,000 unexploded small bombs still pose a deadly risk. weiterlesen >>>


Higher Relief Commission Daily Situation Report No. 52, 19 Sep 2006 (Lebanon)

(18.09.2006)

Lebanon under siege http://www.lebanonundersiege.gov.lb offers up - to - date information on relief efforts and diplomatic initiatives. The site lists locations of shelter and Aid distribution, along with a tally of damage, casualties and official statements. Significantly, the site is available in three languages. This site is the official Lebanese government source of information.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine ban convention (Switzerland)

(18.09.2006)

The annual conference of the UN's Mine Ban Convention has opened in Geneva, with calls for accelerated clearance of mined areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Headlines and press coverage about landmines and efforts to eliminate them 19 Sep 2006

(18.09.2006)

Greece - Turkey Two Iranian immigrants were killed after stepping on a minefield while trying to enter European Union member Greece from Turkey. The illegal immigrants, of Iranian origin, stepped on the landmines near the region of Neas Visas in Evros. Seven other illegal immigrants made it through the minefield. On September 11 two illegal immigrants of Kurdish origin were killed at the same minefield.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Special Report: Yohmor village - imprisoned by bombs (Lebanon)

(18.09.2006)

Yohmor is a village set on a hillside next to the Litani River, about ten kilometres southeast of Nabatieh and just five kilometres from the blue line - the Israeli border. Many villages in this area were repeatedly attacked and were reduced to rubble.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Cluster bomb fact sheet

(18.09.2006)

A lasting legacy - The deadly impact of cluster bombs in Southern Lebanon  weiterlesen >>>


Shepherd loses leg as landmine explodes in Cholistan (PAKISTAN)

(18.09.2006)

MULTAN, Pakistan. A shepherd Haji Fayyaz Ahmed, 70, lost his leg when he struck a landmine in Cholistan desert on Monday evening. He was admitted in Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bhawalpur where his condition is stated to be serious." It is an army exercise area where Haji Fayyaz Ahmed was grazing his herd of cattle and struck a landmine in Chak No.71 near Maujgarh last evening. He lost his leg and was rushed to hospital," Muhammad Akram Bhatti, magistrate of Yazman told.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers Must Protect Civilians (Sri Lanka)

(18.09.2006)

U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission Urged  weiterlesen >>>


300 People Fell Prey to Landmines in 2006: REPORT (PAKISTAN)

(17.09.2006)

PESHAWAR, September 18: Landmines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices have killed and injured about 300 people in Pakistan during 2006, says annual Landmine Report 2006 released by SPADO here on Monday. Releasing the report at Peshawar Press Club Chief Executive of SPADO, Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation, Naveed Ahmad Shinwari said that the majority of the victims of the landmines belonged to Balochistan, which included 71 dead and 153 injured. Imran Khan, deputy director of SPADO and other officials of the NGO were also present on this occasion.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Military

(17.09.2006)

Blackanthem Military News,TIKRIT, IRAQ - Soldiers are issued cumbersome protective gear that they have to lug, carry and drag everywhere they go. With heavy steel doors and blast shields, vehicles in the Army are no exception either. For one Soldier of the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade however, both of these security defenses helped to save his life and the life of his fellow comrades when their humvee was hit by an anti-tank mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Swiss call for concerted action on landmines

(17.09.2006)

Switzerland has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating anti:personnel mines ahead of a meeting in Geneva to review progress on eliminating their threat. A report published last week noted that while more land was cleared of mines in 2005 than ever before, the number of victims rose by 11 per cent to more than 7,300. "A lot has been achieved but there is still much more to do. It's certainly not the moment to give up," said Ambassador Anton Thalmann, under:state secretary at the Swiss foreign ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Concerns Raised About Future Progress in Mine-Clearing

(17.09.2006)

This is the VOA Special English Development Report. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says mine-clearing efforts made more progress last year than ever before. But the group says it is concerned about future progress because international support decreased for the first time.  weiterlesen >>>


The Lebanese Fields Sown With Cluster Bombs (LEBANON)

(17.09.2006)

The war in Lebanon has not ended. Every day, some of the million bomblets which were fired by Israeli artillery during the last three days of the conflict kill four people in southern Lebanon and wound many more. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine ban treaty enters critical phase

(17.09.2006)

Geneva (ICRC) ' The annual meeting of the 151 States party to the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines opened today in Geneva, nine years to the day after governments agreed to comprehensively ban these inhumane and indiscriminate weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Ottawa treaty/anti-personnel mines: Statement by the ICRC (Switzerland)

(17.09.2006)

Statement on behalf of the President of the ICRC by Philip Spoerri, Director of International Law and Cooperation within the Movement. 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, Geneva, 18 September 2006 weiterlesen >>>


Three militants voluntarily surrender in CHENYA

(17.09.2006)

Grozny. Sept 17 (Interfax) - Three members of criminal armed groups have applied for amnesty in Chechnya in the past 24 hours, Chechen Interior Ministry spokesman Magomed Deniyev told Interfax on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN-Team prüft im Libanon Menschenrechtsvorwürfe gegen Israel (Libanon)

(17.09.2006)

Genf (Reuters) - Ein Expertenteam der Vereinten Nationen (UN) soll am Samstag mit der Untersuchung mutmaßlicher Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch Israel im Libanonkrieg beginnen. weiterlesen >>>


Degrading munitions found in over 3,000 sites off N.S.

(17.09.2006)

It could happen any day. Unexploded munitions have accidentally detonated in Nova Scotia, and Terry Long, a United Nations expert on ordnance and munitions disposal, says it's just a matter of time before it happens again.  weiterlesen >>>


Victory declared over Taliban in Panjwaii area; bomber targets Canadian convoy (Afghanistan)

(17.09.2006)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - Pro-government commanders declared victory Sunday over insurgents in a small patch of southern Afghanistan, minutes after a suicide bomber targeted a Canadian military convoy in the same area. weiterlesen >>>


Watch out, Sarge! It's environmentally friendly fire (USA)

(17.09.2006)

BAE SYSTEMS, one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers, is designing a new generation of "green" munitions, including "lead-free" bullets and rockets with reduced toxins. It also wants to cut the dangerous compounds in its jets, fighting vehicles and artillery, which it warns "can harm the environment and pose a risk to people".  weiterlesen >>>


Mit Radsport gegen Landminen (Schweiz)

(17.09.2006)

Der Radfahrer Armin Köhli, der trotz zweier amputierter Unterschenkel Sport betreibt, hat in Genf seine "Tour de Suisse gegen Landminen" gestartet. Bis zum kommenden Freitag will er 650 Kilometer auf dem Rad zurücklegen. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz für ein Streubomben-Reglement (Schweiz)

(17.09.2006)

Streubomben sind so gefährlich wie Anti-Personenminen. Die Schweiz fordert deshalb ein Verbot des Einsatzes von Streubomben in Wohngebieten und lobbyiert bei der Konferenz gegen Landminen in Genf für ihr Anliegen zu lobbyieren.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda's LRA need more time for ceasefire-commander (SUDAN)

(17.09.2006)

Landmines left over from Sudan's own three-decade civil war encircle the tiny Owiny Kibul trading centre. The LRA has raised objections to the assembly point but rebels come nonetheless. weiterlesen >>>


Couple injured by Israeli cluster bomb in South Lebanon

(17.09.2006)

BEIRUT, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Lebanese man and his wife were injured on Monday when a cluster bomb left by Israeli forces in the recent conflict exploded in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said.  weiterlesen >>>


FROM ALL SIDES: Reckoning the cost (LEBANON)

(17.09.2006)

The data below comes from the preliminary report on Lebanon's early recovery process presented at the August 31 Stockholm Donor Conference. The report covers certain priority areas, not all of Lebanon's early recovery funding needs. Those will be presented at a later-date international conference. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. troops in new AFGHAN offensive

(17.09.2006)

KABUL (Reuters) - About 7,000 U.S. and Afghan government forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in central and eastern Afghan provinces on Saturday, as a blast near Kabul killed three Afghan aid workers.  weiterlesen >>>


Sampur displaced flee Tiger territory (Sri Lanka)

(17.09.2006)

IDP's in en masse have arrived in Valachchenai fleeing Tiger controlled Vakarai, where they complained that they were held against their will. The LTTE leaders feared further advance of the security forces into Vakarai have forcibly held the refugees in the area to be used as a human shield.  weiterlesen >>>


It's time to outlaw these ruthless killers (UNITED KINGDOM)

(17.09.2006)

LONDON, England. I was in Lebanon in July 2005 on a trip to document the residual problem from cluster bombs used in 1978 and 1982. Unexploded cluster munitions were still claiming lives more than two decades after that conflict. I recently returned >from another trip to Lebanon where I saw that a whole new wave of devastation >from cluster bombs is beginning.  weiterlesen >>>


Kriegslasten im Libanon

(17.09.2006)

Die Waffen sind an Heimtücke kaum zu übertreffen: Hunderttausende israelische Streubomben liegen seit dem Libanon-Krieg im Süden des Landes verstreut. Die Uno spricht von einem der schlimmsten Fälle des Einsatzes von Streubomben überhaupt. Die Bevölkerung kann es überall treffen. weiterlesen >>>


China boosts Lebanon peacekeepers

(17.09.2006)

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao confirmed today that his country would increase its peacekeeping presence in Lebanon to 1000 troops. weiterlesen >>>


Countries need faster landmine clearance: Red Cross (Switzerland)

(17.09.2006)

GENEVA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Countries must speed efforts to meet a key deadline on clearing anti-personnel weapons, which maim and kill thousands of people every year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Diyarbakir Bomb belongs to PKK (TURKEY)

(16.09.2006)

The police spokesperson yesterday said that evidence gathered so far makes the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) the prime suspect in Tuesday's bomb attack in Diyarbakir. weiterlesen >>>


Die überforderte Armee

(16.09.2006)

Nahost, Kongo, Afghanistan. Weltweit sind deutsche Soldaten mittlerweile im Einsatz. Doch der Umbau zur globalen Eingreiftruppe läuft schleppend. Mit dem Libanon-Einsatz stolpert die Armee in ihre nächste gefährliche Mission - unterfinanziert und überstrapaziert weiterlesen >>>


One month on, Israel's 1.2 million cluster bombs dropped in 4 weeks still maiming Lebanese.

(16.09.2006)

TYRE, Lebanon. A month after the end of hostilities, doctors in southern Lebanon continue to treat victims of Israeli cluster bombs, with the plague of unexploded ordnance proving difficult to eradicate.  weiterlesen >>>


Selbstmordanschlag auf NATO-Soldaten in Kandahar

(16.09.2006)

Passant getötet - NATO-Soldaten unverletzt Kandahar - Bei einem Selbstmordanschlag auf einen NATO-Konvoi im unruhigen Süden Afghanistans sind der Attentäter und ein Passant getötet worden. Der Anschlag mit einer Autobombe ereignete sich in der Stadt Kandahar. Die NATO-Soldaten seien unverletzt geblieben, teilte die Polizei mit. NATO-Vertreter waren zunächst nicht zu erreichen.  weiterlesen >>>


Grossoffensive im Osten Afghanistans

(15.09.2006)

Operation «Mountain Fury» Tausende Soldaten haben eine neue Grossoffensive gegen Taliban-Rebellen im Osten Afghanistans begonnen. Insgesamt seien rund 7000 afghanische Soldaten sowie US-geführte Truppen an dem Einsatz beteiligt, sagte ein Sprecher der US-Armee. weiterlesen >>>


1740 Menschen starben 2005 durch Landminen

(14.09.2006)

BERLIN (dpa). Weltweit sind im vergangenen Jahr mehr als 7300 Menschen durch Landminen getötet oder verletzt worden. Das geht aus der Jahresbilanz der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen (ICBL) hervor, die in Berlin vorgestellt wurde. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: As Casamance fighting continues, displaced bed in (SENEGAL)

(14.09.2006)

SINDIAN, 15 September (IRIN) - Thousands of people who have fled fighting between the Senegal army and pro-independence rebels in Senegal's southern Casamance region are bedding in for a long wait to go home.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Lebanese injured by Israeli cluster bomb leftovers (LEBANON)

(13.09.2006)

At least three Lebanese civilians were wounded in southern Lebanon on Thursday by two Israeli cluster bombs left over from the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, the official NNA news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Ketchup campaign aims to shock (NEW ZEALAND)

(13.09.2006)

WELLINGTON. Shocking sauce sachets that splurge blood-red ketchup when a boy's leg is torn off at the ankle are raising money for landmine clearance in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty wirft Hisbollah Kriegsverbrechen vor (Libanon)

(13.09.2006)

Amnesty International (ai) hat der Hisbollah-Miliz Kriegsverbrechen vorgeworfen. Der Abschuss von Raketen auf Orte im Norden Israels verstoße gegen das Völkerrecht, sagte der Direktor der Menschenrechtsorganisation, Larry Cox, am Donnerstag. "Auf Zivilpersonen zu zielen ist ein Kriegsverbrechen, da gibt es keine Grauzone."  weiterlesen >>>


Vavuniya blast injures SLA soldier, claymore mines recovered (Sri Lanka)

(13.09.2006)

A Sri Lanka Army soldier was seriously injured when a water tanker was hit by a claymore mine blast at Rasenthirakulam in Vavuniya, Wednesday afternoon. The incident occured along Nellukulam - Cheddikulam Road, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Landminen: Opferzahlen steigen ' Hilfsbereitschaft sinkt

(13.09.2006)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen bekräftigen Forderung nach vollständigem Minenverbot und mehr Opferhilfe  weiterlesen >>>


PROGRESS IN MINE ACTION MAY BE JEOPARDIZED BY DECREASING FUNDING according to Landmine Monitor Report 2006, released today

(13.09.2006)

GENEVA, Switzerland - 13 September 2006 - More land was demined in 2005 than ever before, but global funding for mine action decreased for the first time, raising concerns about future progress in eradicating mines and efforts to meet the needs of the increasing number of survivors, according to Landmine Monitor Report 2006: Toward a Mine-Free World. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) releases the 1,230-page report at the United Nations today. weiterlesen >>>


Lehren in der Krise (Kambodscha)

(12.09.2006)

Save the Children" will acht Millionen Kindern bis 2010 eine Grundbildung ermöglichen weiterlesen >>>


International mine sweepers clear Baltic Sea (Estonia)

(12.09.2006)

TALLINN - An operation to help clear the Baltic Sea of explosive material ended this week, with more than 75 unexploded mines and two aircraft detected in the Baltic Sea.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian siblings killed by anti-tank mine (Cambodia)

(12.09.2006)

Phnom Penh- Two Cambodian teenage brothers were killed when an anti-tank mine they were trying to salvage for scrap exploded, police said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Tote durch Minenexplosion in Kambodscha

(12.09.2006)

In Kambodscha wurden nach Polizeiangaben vom Mittwoch zwei Menschen bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet. Die beiden 14 und 18 Jahre alten Brüder hätten in einem entlegenen Dorf der Provinz Svay Rieng eine Mine mit einer Axt auseinandernehmen wollen, um an das Altmetall zu kommen. Dabei hätten sie die Explosion ausgelöst.  weiterlesen >>>


Russians join UNIFIL force in Lebanon

(12.09.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Russian military experts have joined the ranks of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, with a special mission to de-mine the south of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs Address Pain of Nepali Children Youngsters lost educational opportunities and even their lives in the Maoist conflict (Nepal)

(12.09.2006)

Although education is a fundamental right of children, in Nepal, where, out of 1,049,000 children, 26.8 percent are unable to go to school because of armed conflict, the situation is contrary to the global campaign of providing formal education.  weiterlesen >>>


Up to $150.8M for APOBS Minefield Breaching Kits (USA)

(12.09.2006)

The Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) is used to clear areas and create footpaths for troops moving in an area with mines or wire obstacles. It replaces the Bangalore Torpedo, which was heavier, took longer to set up, and required four times the number of people to carry. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast injures three soldiers (Pakistan)

(11.09.2006)

QUETTA, Sept 12: Three security personnel were seriously injured when a landmine went off in Loti area of Dera Bugti while a bomb blast rocked the Kohlu township on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Stellar Cast Unites to Turn Killing Fields Into Kitchens; TheSoleofAfrica.org and The Mineseeker Foundation Work to Rid the Planet of Landmines in 10 Years (USA)

(11.09.2006)

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 100 million landmines buried beneath the surface of the earth rendering a quarter of a million square miles of land useless. Worse still, this invisible hazard kills or maims someone every 20 minutes. weiterlesen >>>


Witness Details Kosovo Expulsions

(11.09.2006)

Adylhaqim Shaqiri, an imam or prayer leader from the mosque in Prilepnica, claims that the villagers were first ordered by Serbian officers to leave Prilepnica on April 6, because soldiers "were going to lay mines in the village and they were going to mine the dam as well". weiterlesen >>>


Backgrounder: Lebanon Relief Fund update (Lebanon)

(11.09.2006)

The $25 million Lebanon Relief Fund will be allocated over two years to assist the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement, other multilateral organizations and non governmental organizations to provide for water and sanitation, shelter, protection, medical facilities and repair to essential infrastructure in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


China to send as many as 1,000 peacekeeping troops to Lebanon

(11.09.2006)

Around 200 Chinese engineers already work for the UN in Lebanon clearing mines and unexploded ordnance. The UN peacekeeping force is being expanded to uphold a shaky truce between Israel and Hezbollah militants. weiterlesen >>>


War deprives children of education, study finds (Australia)

(11.09.2006)

An international report shows more than 43 million children living in war torn countries are being left without an education because of local fighting.  weiterlesen >>>


Chinas Bemühungen um die Rüstungskontrolle, Abrüstung und Nichtverbreitung (China)

(11.09.2006)

China bringt den Ländern, die durch Minen gefährdet sind, Verständnis und großes Mitgefühl entgegen. Es strebt nach internationaler Unterstützung und Kooperation im Bereich der Minenräumung. China ist zwar noch nicht der "Ottawa-Konvention über das Verbot von Minen" beigetreten, anerkennt jedoch ihre humanitären Grundsätze und Ziel und verstärkt stetig die Verbindungen und den Austausch mit den Unterzeichnerstaaten dieser Konvention. weiterlesen >>>


Coalition quells rocket attacks in Afghanistan

(11.09.2006)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 ' Coalition forces in Afghanistan quelled rocket attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border yesterday after extremists hiding in nearby hills fired on them, U.S. military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>