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Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landminen durch Hochwasser freigespült

(19.05.2014)

Dutzende Menschen sind dem Hochwasser auf dem Balkan bereits zum Opfer gefallen. Nun droht eine neue Gefahr: Landminen aus dem Bürgerkrieg der neunziger Jahre werden freigeschwemmt. weiterlesen >>>


Jemen/Saudi-Arabien: TV-Bericht bestätigt Einsatz von Streubomben

(18.05.2014)

Ein US-amerikanischer TV-Sender veröffentlicht Belege, dass Saudi-Arabien mit Hilfe von europäischen und US-amerikanischen Rüstungsgütern, Streubomben in Jemen gegen Aufständische eingesetzt hat. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Offene Türen bei Handicap International und Ärzte der Welt

(07.05.2014)

Werfen Sie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen: Erleben Sie, wie eine Entminung funktioniert. Erfahren Sie, was eine Physiotherapeutin in Palästina macht und wie in München Menschen ohne Krankenversicherung medizinisch betreut werden. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordern weitere Minenräumung in Quang Tri

(06.05.2014)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen haben bereits 370.000 Munitionsrückstände in Quang Tri geräumt. Es werden weitere 400.000 Munitionsrückstände auf eine Fläche von 480.000 Hektar vermutet. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Erstmals Minenfelder von zivilen Kräften geräumt

(30.04.2014)

In Kolumbien werden erstmals Flächen von zivilen Experten geräumt und den Gemeinden übergeben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Großbritannien: Unerkannte Mine diente jahrelang als Kinderspielzeug

(21.04.2014)

Mehr Glück als Verstand hatten in den letzten Jahrzehnten eine Vielzahl von Kindern und Erwachsenen, die an einem Strand eine Mine für verschiedene Zwecke verwendeten. weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Tausende Läufer rennen für eine Welt ohne Minen

(16.04.2014)

In Kolumbien beteiligen sich 11.000 Menschen an Läufen, um gegen den Einsatz von Antipersonenminen zu protestieren und das Verbot zu unterstützen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Blindgänger verletzt drei Kinder

(16.04.2014)

In Nord-Dafur verletzen sich drei Kinder schwer, als sie eine nichtexplodierte Bombe am Straßenrand entdecken. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Additional French troops arrive in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

The soldiers, specialists in demining and reconstruction, will be under the command of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Admiral Xavier Magne told AFP.  weiterlesen >>>


Israelischer Soldat durch Mine im SÜDLIBANON getötet

(24.08.2006)

Newsletter der israelischen Botschaft Berlin - Ein Soldat der israelischen Givati-Brigade ist am frühen Mittwochmorgen bei einer Explosion im Südlibanon ums Leben gekommen. Offenbar war ihr Panzer auf eine alte Mine gefahren. Der Kommandant und ein weiterer Soldat wurden schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


US Emergency Aid to LEBANON to Clear Explosive Remnants of War

(24.08.2006)

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is quickly expanding its nearly decade-long landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) humanitarian clearance program in Lebanon in order to help remove the newest explosive remnants of war that endanger the Lebanese who are returning to their homes in the southern part of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Welfare Minister Hands Over Demining Material (Angola)

(24.08.2006)

KUITO, Angola, 24 August 2006 - Angolan Social Welfare Minister and national coordinator of the Demining Executive Commission, Joao Baptista Kussumua, handed over on Wednesday, in Kunje commune, central Bie Province, demining material for the sappers team of the National Deming Institute (INAD) and the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons: Inquiry Opened Into Israeli Use of U.S. Bombs (Israel/Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 - The State Department is investigating whether Israel's use of American-made cluster bombs in southern Lebanon violated secret agreements with the United States that restrict when it can employ such weapons, two officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N.: Cluster Bombs Litter South LEBANON

(24.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Unexploded cluster bomb litter homes, gardens and highways in south Lebanon, the U.N. said Friday, as the U.S. State Department investigated whether Israel's use of the American-made weapons violated secret agreements.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO denies military vehicles destroyed in south Afghanistan

(24.08.2006)

Peshawer, 24 August: The Taleban claim to have destroyed six NATO vehicles, but a NATO spokesman denies this claim.  weiterlesen >>>


Policeman killed in mine attack amid lull in Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(24.08.2006)

COLOMBO, Aug 24, 2006 (AFP) - A policeman was killed in a mine attack in northeastern Sri Lanka amid a continuing lull in fighting in the disputed peninsula of Jaffna, the military said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tod aus der Erde

(24.08.2006)

Während in Genf über die Ächtung von Landminen beraten wurde, starben Zivilisten durch diese Waffen - auch an der EU-Außengrenze  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian Militants Set Off Mine Near Gaza-Egypt Border (Israel/Palestine)

(24.08.2006)

GAZA CITY (AP)--About 50 masked Palestinian militants set off a landmine Thursday near the concrete wall marking the Gaza-Egypt border, Palestinian security officials said. The explosion caused little damage to the wall, the officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Libanesische Soldaten getötet: Entschärfung von Granaten

(24.08.2006)

Beirut/Tel Aviv. SDA/Reuters/baz. Bei der Entschärfung von Blindgängern aus dem Libanon-Krieg sind am Mittwoch drei libanesische Soldaten getötet worden. Sie versuchten laut Sicherheitsvertretern, israelische Granaten unschädlich zu machen, die nicht gezündet hatten. Es waren die ersten Todesopfer der libanesischen Armee, seit sie in der vergangenen Woche mit ihrem Vormarsch in den Süden begonnen hat, um die Kontrolle über das Grenzgebiet zu Israel zu übernehmen.  weiterlesen >>>


Nahostkrise: Feuerte ISRAEL Streubomben in Wohngebiete?

(24.08.2006)

Die USA haben eine Untersuchung eingeleitet, die den illegalen Einsatz der Waffen im Libanon-Krieg untersuchen soll. Ein UN-Anti-Minen-Spezialist hatte berichtet, dass mindestens 170 Dörfer getroffen worden waren. weiterlesen >>>


Minenseuche in LIBANON - Langfristige Kriegsschäden für Mensch und Natur

(24.08.2006)

Eine Woche nach Beginn der libanesisch-israelischen Waffenruhe werden die langfristigen Kriegsschäden für Mensch und Natur deutlich. Insbesondere die Gefahr durch nicht explodierte Munition ist nach Angaben des UN-Koordinierungsbüros für die humanitäre Hilfe (OCHA) besonders groß.  weiterlesen >>>


Militante Palästinenser lösen Landmine in Süden des Gazastreifen aus (Palästina/Israel)

(24.08.2006)

Gaza (AP) - Rund 50 vermummte militante Palästinenser haben am Donnerstag im Süden des Gazastreifens eine Landmine detonieren lassen. weiterlesen >>>


DJ Belgium To Contribute To UN Lebanon Force (Belgium)

(24.08.2006)

Belgian Defense Minister Andre Flahaut said Belgian troops would most likely be part of a de-mining unit, since mine clearance is a specialty of the Belgian armed forces. The troops also would contribute to securing several areas in southern Lebanon, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Andar district attacked, no casualties (Afghanistan)

(24.08.2006)

The Taliban have also planted landmines on some key routes connecting Andar district to Ghazni City. Fakori said only one route passing through the centre of the district was mined. But Anas Sharif said they had mined all routes leading to the district from the provincial capital to prevent the coalition forces from entering the district.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. Forces Foil Attack, Capture Terrorists, Disarm Explosives (USA)

(24.08.2006)

WASHINGTON, USA, 24 August 2006 In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben im LIBANON: Mehr als 200 betroffene Gebiete

(24.08.2006)

München (ots) - Nicht explodierte Munition aus Streubomben stellt im Moment eine der größten Bedrohungen für die Zivilbevölkerung im Südlibanon dar. Mittlerweile sind erste Zahlen zu diesem ernsten Problem verfügbar. Handicap International bereitet die kurzfristige Aufnahme von Entminungseinsätzen vor.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast targets Sri Lankan naval personnel

(24.08.2006)

A claymore mine explosion took place Thursday morning [24 August] around 1115 a.m. [0545 gmt] targeting a group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on patrol duty along Talaimannar road near the office of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) in Pesalai in Mannar District. Four SLN soldiers were also on duty at the site.  weiterlesen >>>


Loyalties complicate peacekeeping task (Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

Along this desolate border, Hezbollah fighters preside over checkpoints, their weapons just out of sight in nearby depots. Israeli soldiers cluster on nearby hilltops, clashing occasionally with enemy fighters and braving terrain still seeded with landmines from the 34-day conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


United States Contributes to OAS Funds For Small Arms Destruction (USA)

(24.08.2006)

The Organization of American States issued the following press release: The Organization of American States (OAS) has received a contribution of $50,000 from the government of the United States for a newly created special fund to manage, collect and destroy stockpiles of small weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


STICHWORT - Streumunition - Der lauernde Tod (Libanon)

(24.08.2006)

25. Aug (Reuters) - Die USA haben einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge eine Untersuchung eingeleitet, die den illegalen Einsatz von Streumunition durch Israel im Libanon-Krieg prüfen soll. Im Folgenden Erläuterungen zu der Waffe.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 4 servicemen in Grozny (Chechnya/Russia)

(24.08.2006)

GROZNY, August 24 (Itar-Tass) - Four servicemen were killed in a blast at a military unit, and preliminary reports said it was caused by careless handling of a mine, a Chechen law-enforcement official said. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz stellt Minenräumsysteme für LIBANON zur Verfügung

(24.08.2006)

Bern (AP) - Die Schweiz unterstützt die Vereinten Nationen (UN) bei der Beseitigung von Minen und Blindgängern im Südlibanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Bilder der völligen Zerstörung in den Dörfern Südlibanons

(24.08.2006)

Todesgefahr für libanesische Kinder weiterlesen >>>


Armor maker to supply Marines' LVSR trucks

(22.08.2006)

Plasan Sasa (Kibbutz Sasa, Israel) a global leader in the field of combat-proven ballistic armor solutions, has won a contract with the US Marines, as a subcontractor for Oshkosh, to supply armor for 700 LVSR trucks. Plasan Sasa will begin development in 2007, with delivery to continue until 2010.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. works to clear Lebanon mines (Lebanon)

(22.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -- A U.N. team in Lebanon has destroyed 445 pieces of unexploded military ordnance in the southern part of the country. The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon said a team from the Mine Action Coordination Center reported the ordnance was found in the areas of Yohmor, Smayieh, Ras Al Ain, Tibnin and Aita Al Jabal. weiterlesen >>>


Den humanitären Korridor gab es nicht"

(22.08.2006)

Martina Schloffer, Rotkreuz-Delegierte im Libanon, schildert im derStandard.at-Interview die Probleme bei der Hilfe in Zeiten heftigster Kampfhandlungen Martina Schloffer arbeitete als Rotkreuz-Delegierte zwischen 20. Juli und 6. August im Libanon. Von Beirut aus koordinierte sie die Hilfsmaßnahmen im umkämpften Süden und kümmerte sich um Nachschub an den am meisten benötigten Gütern. Im Interview mit der derStandard.at schildert Schloffer die Probleme bei der Versorgung der betroffenen Zivilbevölkerung in einer Phase der heftigsten Kampfhandlungen zwischen Hisbollah und den israelischen Truppen. Das Gespräch führte Thomas Bergmayr. weiterlesen >>>


NGOs protestieren gegen Einsatz von Streumunition

(22.08.2006)

Austrian Aid For Mine Victims": Plassnik soll USA überreden, keine Cluster-Bomben mehr an Israel zu liefern weiterlesen >>>


Israel cluster-bombed 170 sites: UN

(22.08.2006)

ISRAEL dropped cluster bombs on at least 170 villages and other places in south Lebanon during its 34-day war with Hezbollah guerrillas, a senior United Nations demining official said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency: USG Humanitarian Situation Report #25 (FY) 2006

(21.08.2006)

On August 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pledged to provide 25,000 metric tons (MT) of hard red winter wheat to the Government of Lebanon (GOL) to meet urgent needs. The wheat-valued at $9.2 million including transport-is provided through the Food for Progress Program and is scheduled to arrive in Beirut in mid-September.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombs prove lethal legacy for returning Lebanese

(21.08.2006)

When the guns went silent in Aitta Shaab, a war-ravaged village close to the Israeli border, three children skipped through the rubble looking for a little fun.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomblets continue to kill

(21.08.2006)

SULTANIA, Lebanon -- Clearing minefields left over from Israel's 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon has been overshadowed by a new menace: thousands of unexploded cluster bomblets from Israeli artillery attacks. Since the Aug. 14 cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon, at least four persons have been killed and more than 20 injured by cluster bomb explosions, U.N. officials and local residents say.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Russians Killed in a Landmine Explosion in Chechnya

(21.08.2006)

Two Russians from a gang of special forces' troops were exterminated by a mobile group of Mujahideen in a landmine explosion near village Dachu Borzoi when the invaders "combed" the area, a spokesman of the Military Committee's Headquarters of the CRI Majlisul Shura State Defense Counsil said. weiterlesen >>>


Unsichtbare Killer im Schutt (Libanon)

(21.08.2006)

Immer mehr Flüchtlinge und Vertriebene kehren in ihre zerbombten Dörfer zurück. Doch in den Trümmern lauern Tausende unsichtbare Killer: die nicht explodierten Kampfmittel.  weiterlesen >>>


Fighting escalates in Sri Lanka

(20.08.2006)

In related news, Sri Lankan soldiers raided Jaffna University on Friday, seizing computers and detaining a student. They broke into the offices of the university's student federation and arrested its leader, the pro-rebel Web site TamilNet said. The military said the student group was a front for Tamil Tiger rebel activities, and said it found a large number of rebel pamphlets and a computer with "Tiger-related software." A search of the surrounding area uncovered 15 anti-personnel mines and other equipment used to build anti-tank mines, military spokesman Major Upali Rajapakse said. weiterlesen >>>


New Zealander killed in Iraq farewelled in packed ceremony (Iraq)

(20.08.2006)

More than 1000 people gathered in the village of Matavera on Rarotonga on Saturday to pay tribute to a Hamilton man killed in Iraq this month. Teina Marokura Ngamata, 37, who was born in Rarotonga, died after the truck he was driving ran over a landmine in Iraq on August 8. weiterlesen >>>


Weiter heftige Kämpfe in Sri Lanka

(20.08.2006)

Auf der Halbinsel im Norden des Landes durchsuchten mehrere hundert Soldaten eine Universität, beschlagnahmten Computer und nahmen einen Studentenführer fest. Die Regierung sagte, die Studentengruppe werde von den Rebellen als Tarnung benutzt. Soldaten hätten 15 Antipersonenminen und Material zum Bau von Minen auf dem Campus gefunden.  weiterlesen >>>


New Mine Incidents (TAJIKISTAN)

(20.08.2006)

On Monday 21 August 2006 at 6:16 am in a dangerous minefield located on top of mount Mandalul near the village of Shul in the Rasht Valley, an anti-personnel mine exploded during a routine demining operation. As the result of this explosion a young deminer, who is a soldier of the engineering battalion of the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Mehrali Mulomurodov Sheralikhanovic was seriously injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Saudis handed £17m of free arms

(20.08.2006)

The Government agreed to hand over £17m-worth of arms to Saudi Arabia free of charge to avoid falling foul of anti-landmines rules, private ministerial papers reveal. Last night the Ministry of Defence defended the transaction, insisting it had been "the right thing to do" and demonstrates the UK's commitment to the 1999 anti-mine Ottawa Treaty. weiterlesen >>>


UN De-mining Israeli Cluster Bombs in Lebanon, Airspace Violations Continue

(20.08.2006)

UNIFIL via BBSNews 2006-08-21 -- Naqoura, Lebanon. The process of Lebanese Army deployment inside the territory vacated by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) continues, in accordance with Resolution 1701. It is conducted in close coordination and with the support of UNIFIL.  weiterlesen >>>


Press briefing by Aleem Siddique, Senior Public Information Officer, 21 Aug 2006

(20.08.2006)

UNICEF curriculum and training support for Afghanistan's schools The Ministry of Education, with technical and financial support from UNICEF, has developed a new curriculum and textbooks for basic education. New textbooks for grade 1 and grade 4 pupils were developed and printed last year and textbooks for grades 2 and 5 are in the process of being distributed. A new textbook for grade 3 and 6 has been developed and will be field-tested soon.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Cluster Bombs in Lebanon Widespread

(20.08.2006)

LEBANON: Leftover Israeli cluster bombs kill civilians BBSNews 2006-08-21 - NABATIYEH, 21 August, 2006 (IRIN) - On the morning of the ceasefire between Lebanese Hezbollah militias and the Israeli military, 11 year-old Hadi Hatab stepped out to play in the street for the first time in more than a month.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda to remove mines in war-torn north

(20.08.2006)

The Ugandan government planed to launch a landmine action program to get rid of mines and unexploded explosives in Acholi and Lango sub-regions in the war- ravaged north. The Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Relief and Refugees Tarsis Kabwegyere said the joint team of miners from the prime minister's office, the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) and the Police had been formed to carry out the exercise.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: UNRWA Situation Report 19 - 21 Aug 2006

(20.08.2006)

Executive Summary: - Latest official toll: 1,287 killed (1140 of them civilians 30% children under 12); 4,054 wounded, according to the state Higher Relief Committee. - Defense Minister Elias Murr warned Syrian-backed Palestinian militants against rocket attacks which might draw Israeli retaliation and re-ignite full-scale fighting. - Serious violation of the ceasefire on Saturday: Israel carries out a raid on Baalbeck - Israel prepares for "the next round" of war against Hizbullah, according to Israeli defense minister  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian casualties from old weapons fall 52 percent (CAMBODIA)

(20.08.2006)

Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia dropped by 52 percent in the first seven months of 2006 compared to the same period last year, mine experts said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ich habe Angst, in den Garten zu gehen»

(18.08.2006)

Blindgänger aus Streubomben sind gefährliche Hinterlassenschaften der israelischen Offensive im Südlibanon  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda to remove mines in war-torn north (UGANDA)

(18.08.2006)

The Ugandan government planed to launch a Landmine Action Program to get rid of mines and unexploded explosives in Acholi and Lango sub-regions in the war- ravaged north.  weiterlesen >>>


Karsai mahnt zum Unabhängigkeitstag Schutz der Bildung an (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.08.2006)

Feiern im Stadion von Kabul - Feuerwerk über afghanischer Hauptstadt - Überschattet wurden die Feierlichkeiten von der anhaltenden Gewalt im Land: In der südlichen Provinz Kandahar überfielen mutmaßliche Taliban das Fahrzeug eines religiösen Führers, wie ein Sprecher des örtlichen Gouverneurs mitteilte. weiterlesen >>>


US forces seize huge weapons cache in Baghdad (IRAQ)

(18.08.2006)

Troops raided a warehouse in the mainly Sunni west of the city and seized an arsenal of 580 mortar shells, 39,000 bullets, 100 rocket-propelled grenades, 270 rockets, two landmines and several machine guns.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel "used cluster bombs in civilian areas"(LEBANON)

(17.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Aug 18 (The Independent) -- Experts from the United Nations have identified 10 places where Israel used cluster bombs in its air strikes on southern Lebanon and fear there could be many more, according to a human rights group.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Libanesen sterben durch Landmine

(17.08.2006)

BEIRUT (inn) - Zwei Bauern sind am Donnerstag im Südlibanon durch eine Landmine ums Leben gekommen. Die Explosion ereignete sich in einer Bananenplantage nördlich der Küstenstadt Nakura.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops Prevent a Disaster After Recovering Mines (SRI LANKA)

(16.08.2006)

JAFFNA: TROOPS ON A SEARCH in the general JAFFNA FORT area on Tuesday (15) at about 5.55 p.m. recovered one Anti Tank Mine along with a Claymore mine hidden beside a road closer to the JAFFNA FORT. weiterlesen >>>


Eight militants killed in Afghanistan, suicide blasts wound many (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.08.2006)

Two suicide blasts in southern Afghanistan Thursday wounded a US soldier and eight Afghan police, while the US-led coalition said it had killed eight "extremists" in a gunbattle. Separately a US soldier was killed by an apparently old landmine and a government official reported that a medical team of 15 people, mainly doctors and nurses, was kidnapped in the south.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon army starts to move south

(16.08.2006)

The UN found 200 cluster bombs near a hospital, in the village of Tebnin.  weiterlesen >>>


Jung offen für Bundeswehreinsatz im Libanon

(16.08.2006)

Um den optimalen Schutz deutscher Soldaten bei Auslandseinsätzen auch in Zukunft zu gewährleisten, müsse die Bundeswehr ihren Bestand an geschützten Fahrzeugen deutlich aufstocken, forderte Jung. Die Fahrzeuge bieten neben Minen-Splitter- und ABC-Schutz auch die Möglichkeit der Selbstverteidigung. Zur Finanzierung der milliardenschweren Anschaffung verlangte Jung eine finanzielle Grundlage im Haushalt 2007. weiterlesen >>>


SLAF launch successful defence attacks - Kilinochchi and Three More LTTE Cadres Surrender (SRI LANKA)

(16.08.2006)

During clearing operations, one soldier sustained injuries due to explosion of an Anti Personnel Mine (APM). weiterlesen >>>


Libanesische Truppen in den Südlibanon

(16.08.2006)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch forderte die israelische Regierung auf, umgehend die Abwurfstellen von Splitterbomben bekanntzugeben. Nicht gezündete Splitterbomben seien eine große Gefahr für die Flüchtlinge, weil sie wie Minen wirkten, warnte Human Rights Watch. weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst entschärfte über 24.000 Bomben

(16.08.2006)

In Baden-Württemberg wurden bis heute insgesamt 6.657.835 Kilogramm Munition geborgen und vernichtet, 24.155 Bomben entschärft und vernichtet sowie mehr als 84.000.000 Quadratmeter Fläche systematisch nach Kampfmitteln untersucht. weiterlesen >>>


Coalition soldier killed in landmine blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.08.2006)

The US-led coalition forces on Thursday announced death of one of its soldiers in the southeastern Paktika province. Colonel Tom Collins, spokesman for the coalition troops, told a press conference in Kabul the soldier was killed when his vehicle hit a Soviet-era landmine in Barmal district last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Wer bezahlt den Wiederaufbau in Libanon?

(15.08.2006)

Vertreter von Oxfam, Save the Children, Islamic Relief, World Vision und Christian Aid warnen, Blindgänger seien über das ganze Land verteilt, Israel habe Tausende Streubomben eingesetzt, wahrscheinlich seien zehn Prozent der eingesetzten Munition nicht zur Explosion gekommen. Tatsächlich gab es bereits am Montag mehrere Unfälle mit Blindgängern.  weiterlesen >>>


Ammunition explosion kills 4 Vietnamese teenagers (VIETNAM)

(15.08.2006)

An ammunition shell left by the Vietnam War exploded in Vietnam's central Binh Dinh province, killing four grade students, a local official told Xinhua on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers hurt in landmine blasts (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

QUETTA, Aug 16: Two security personnel were injured in landmine explosions in Sibi and Kahan areas on Wednesday. Officials said that a soldier on patrol was injured after a landmine exploded near a security checkpost in Sibi. weiterlesen >>>


GUINEA-BISSAU: Capital declared safe from mines

(15.08.2006)

BISSAU, 16 August (IRIN) - Officials in Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday declared the once embattled nation's capital mine-free and said citizens were safe to roam anywhere in the city.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearance Study to Take Place in December (FALKLAND ISLANDS)

(15.08.2006)

Falklands minefields are properly fenced and people have been educated in how to deal with ordinance they come across while hiking. However, the Ottawa Convention requires that a feasability study should take place. weiterlesen >>>


IDF Tank Fires into Lebanon, Airspace Violated; Four Hezbollah Killed

(15.08.2006)

UNIFIL made additional assessments of the damage to the civilian infrastructure in its area of operation. In the village of Ghanduriyah 80% of the civilian houses have been destroyed, 60% in the village of Zibqin, 50% in Jabal al Butm and Bayyadah, 30% in Bayt Leif, and 25% in Kafra. Two unexploded cluster bombs were observed in the village of Hinniyah and one unexploded aerial bomb in Jabal al Butm. UNIFIL de-mining team from the Chinese contingent continued operations to clear unexploded ordnance from the area. weiterlesen >>>


Eight die in Balochistan explosions, clashes (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

Three persons, including two security personnel, were killed in a landmine blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Armenian arsons devastate 100 hectares of pastures

(15.08.2006)

Local residents say at least seven anti-tank mines and four anti-personal mines exploded in the burning areas in Alibayli. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: UN Emergency Aid Distributed In The Tyre

(15.08.2006)

In response to the threat of unexploded ordnance and landmines, UNICEF has launched an information campaign to raise awareness of this danger, he said, adding that a de-mining team from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has conducted 36 controlled explosions of unexploded ordinance. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese youth killed in bomb blast

(15.08.2006)

A Lebanese civilian was killed today when an Israeli cluster bomb exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight die in Balochistan explosions, clashes (Pakistan)

(15.08.2006)

Quetta, Aug 15: At least eight people, three of them security personnel, were killed and 19 others injured in nine explosions and armed clashes in different areas of Balochistan on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Munitions Still Deadly in Vietnam

(15.08.2006)

On Aug. 13, in the Hoai An district of the central province of Binh Dinh, four 13- to 15-year-old boys died after they found a U.S.-made M79 rifle grenade and broke it open to get the gunpowder. The grenade exploded, killing three of the boys on the spot and seriously wounding the other. The wounded boy later died on the way to the hospital. weiterlesen >>>


Two Security Men Injured (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

Quetta -- At least two security men have been severely injured in a land mine explosion in the locality of Sui here on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast claims girl's life as experts tackle mines legacy (UK)

(14.08.2006)

A young girl was killed and eight civilians were injured by unexploded ordnance in Lebanon shortly after a UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect at 6am yesterday, British bomb disposal experts said. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF: Children at Risk in Mideast (LEBANON)

(14.08.2006)

Children are particularly at risk in the aftermath of war, and the U.N. Children's Fund is mounting a campaign to warn young Lebanese to stay away from shiny, strange objects in the rubble. weiterlesen >>>


Silence in Lebanon at long last

(14.08.2006)

At Kfar Douneine civil defence volunteers worked bare-handed to clear the rubble and twisted metal from a roadway so ambulances could pass. "You must be very careful of the rubble," said Naim Rakka, chief of the civil defence base at Juwaya. "One of our men was hurt this morning by an Israeli cluster munition. There could be more under there." weiterlesen >>>


Qaeda facilitator' killed, 13 captured in Khost (AFGHANISTAN)

(14.08.2006)

Bomb Defused A roadside landmine was recovered and defused by security officials in Khost, the province bordering the North Waziristan Agency of the neighbouring Pakistan. on Tuesday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Jawan injured in Poonch landmine blast

(14.08.2006)

An Army jawan was injured in a landmine explosion in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.  weiterlesen >>>


UAE to start de-mining operations (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

(14.08.2006)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the restart of a land mine clearing operation in southern Lebanon, the country's embassy in Jakarta said in a statement Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Eritrea: One Reported Killed in Landmine Explosion

(14.08.2006)

(Nairobi) The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is investigating landmine explosions in which two boys were reportedly wounded, one fatally, south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Independence Day celebrations amid terror threats

(14.08.2006)

Security forces also detected and defused a landmine in Pulwama town, south of Srinagar, said an officer, who didn't want to be named because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. weiterlesen >>>


Morning Roundup: Fragile Ceasefire Takes Hold Despite Rocket Attacks on Israeli Positions in the South

(14.08.2006)

Despite warnings by authorities about unexploded ordnance, two civilians were killed and five others wounded when Israeli cluster bombs exploded in several villages in the south, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Press briefing by Aleem Siddique, Senior Public Information Officer, 14 Aug 2006

(13.08.2006)

ANBP: nearly 190,000 landmines and over 12,000 tons of ammunition destroyed Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world and the unfortunate consequence of this continues to pose a significant threat to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Envoy survives bomb attack in Colombo

(13.08.2006)

Mines packed with hundreds of ball-bearings and hidden in a parked three-wheeler taxi appeared to have been set off as the convoy was passing after lunchtime, missing the High Commissioner's car but hitting a Land Rover escort and killing the four security men inside. weiterlesen >>>


Russia peacekeeper injured in Georgia-Ossetia conflict zone

(13.08.2006)

TBILISI, August 14 (Itar-Tass) - A serviceman of the Russian battalion of the Joint Peacekeeping Force (JPKF) has been injured in the leg during a mine clearing operation in the zone of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, the JPKF command officials told Itar-Tass by telephone from Tskhinvali on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Libanesisches Kind getötet

(13.08.2006)

Wenn das Bomben aufhört, ist die Gefahr für Zivilisten längst nicht gebannt. Blindgänger und Minen bleiben als Vermächtnis von militärischen Auseinandersetzungen übrig. Nur Stunden nach Beginn des Waffenstillstands in Nahost starb im Libanon ein Kind an solchen Hinterlassenschaften. weiterlesen >>>


Two police officers killed in landmine explosion in eastern Turkey

(13.08.2006)

Two police officers were killed and another injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Turkey on Sunday, police chief Osman Ozturk was quoted by the semi-official Anatolia news agency as saying.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Tote bei Anschlag nahe Colombo (Sri Lanka)

(13.08.2006)

Konvoi begleitete pakistanisches Botschaftsfahrzeug - Auf Landmine gefahren weiterlesen >>>


Israel will Hisbollah-Chefs verfolgen (LIBANAON)

(13.08.2006)

In dem südlibanesischen Dorf Ansar starb ein Zivilist, als der Blindgänger einer Streubombe explodierte. Sechs weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. Nach Angaben der Polizei wurden auch in der Region Nabatija sechs Zivilisten durch eine Streubombe verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Return Home After Cease-Fire (LEBANON)

(13.08.2006)

Lebanon's interior ministry issued a statement urging civilians to stay away from their homes until army engineers could inspect them for unexploded cluster bombs or artillery. At least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded Monday by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes in south Lebanon, security officials said. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanese civilians streamed back to their homes Monday after a U.N.-imposed cease-fire halted fighting in a monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel's defense minister said that, barring isolated skirmishes, the cease-fire was holding. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landmine Activist Up for "Volvo For Life Awards" -- Cast Your Vote and Save a Life (USA)

(13.08.2006)

Local anti-landmine activist and humanitarian, Alison Bock, was selected by Volvo as one of 250 semi-finalists for the fifth anniversary Volvo for life Awards, a national public service program that honors hometown heroes with $1 million in financial contributions.  weiterlesen >>>


Deny Israeli Request for Cluster Munitions: Human Rights Watch

(12.08.2006)

Washington, D.C., Aug 13 (IMI) The United States should reject any request by Israel to transfer cluster munitions for use against targets in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley today. Civilians in Lebanon have already died from Israel's use of similar weapons, which blanket a wide area with deadly submunitions. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, six wounded in grenade explosion in Guwahati (INDIA)

(12.08.2006)

ULFA rebels Friday night killed six police commandos in a powerful landmine explosion in the eastern Tinsukia district, 550 km from here.  weiterlesen >>>


International Humanitarian Law Day observed (India)

(12.08.2006)

The gathering of Human Rights Alert appealed to the government of India to suitably amend the Geneva Convention Act 1960 to enable effective implementation in Manipur of the principles of the treaties of international humanitarian laws acceded to by the GOI, to accede to the 1977 additional protocols I and II to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and to accede to the convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction of 1997. weiterlesen >>>


189,163 landmines and 10,071, tons of ammunition destroyed in Afghanistan

(12.08.2006)

On 12 August, the Steering Group on the Anti-Personnel Mine and Ammunition Stockpile Destruction Project ' also known as the Ammunition project - met at the Ministry of Defense in Kabul. The group discussed issues such as the completion of an additional central ammunition depot for June 2007 or the training of more students in the newly created Ammunition Technical Officers course teaching Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel ammunition disposal. The Steering Group, which meets quarterly, is jointly chaired by the Canadian Ambassador and the Minister of Defense. weiterlesen >>>


NA leaves family destitute (India)

(12.08.2006)

Nepali Army's Durgadal Battalion had "captured" houses and land in the name of expanding its barrack. - Half-a-dozen families have been affected in one way or the other because of the "expansion" of the barrack. - "Our houses are surrounded with barbed wire and there are landmines planted everywhere. Any thing can happen any time," says local Rupa Nepali, 50, whose house falls under the "proposed expansion area" of the barrack.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine & ammunition stockpile destruction (AFGHANISTAN)

(12.08.2006)

In July 2005, a nationwide project for the destruction of anti-personnel mines and ammunition was launched when the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an Agreement on Anti-Personnel Mine & Ammunition Stockpile Destruction. In line with this 2-year project, ammunition deemed safe to be moved will be transported to secure storage facilities while the remainder will be destroyed. All mines will be destroyed. weiterlesen >>>


Drei junge Männer durch Minen in Zaxo getötet

(11.08.2006)

Drei junge Männer haben in einem Dorf bei Zaxo in der Föderalen Region Kurdistan in der Nähe zur Grenze zur Türkei durch Minen ihr Leben verloren. Es wird vermutet, dass die Minen von den türkischen Streitkräften zur Vorbereitung einer grenzüberschreitenden Operation in Südkurdistan gelegt worden sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka detects another haul of land mines (Sri Lanka)

(11.08.2006)

Sri Lankan police detected a large haul of land mines and grenades and arrested two men, one of whom immediately committed suicide, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


27 German mines from WWII found in Lithuania (LITHUANIA)

(11.08.2006)

Police in Lithuania's second-largest city, Kaunas, sealed off an area of forest Friday after an entire World War II-era minefield was discovered there.  weiterlesen >>>