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VIDEO: Frauen in Kambodscha, die Minen räumen

(26.09.2013)

In Kambodscha räumen Frauen gefährliche Landminen und Blindgänger. Sie werden von Handicap International unterstützt. Die Filmemacherin Emma Fry hat diese wichtige Arbeit dokumentiert. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: UN unterstützt neue Minenaktionsprogramme

(24.09.2013)

Die Vereinten Nationen fördern Programme im Südsudan, die die örtliche Polizei befähigt, Munition, Waffen und Munitionsfunde sicher zu lagern beziehungsweise zu zerstören. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


15 Jahre Integriertes Programm - ein Rückblick

(19.09.2013)

Bereits seit 15 Jahren trägt SODI mit seinem Integrierten Programm, das die Kampfmittelräumung mit Entwicklungsprojekten verbindet, dazu bei, die Langzeitfolgen des Krieges zu überwinden. weiterlesen >>>


Sambia: Überlebende von Bombenexplosionen treten für ihre Rechte ein

(16.09.2013)

Überlebende von Bombenexplosionen erzählen den Delegierten der vierten Vertragsstaatenkonferenz zum Verbot von Streubomben ihre Geschichte und fordern Unterstützung ein. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sankt Kitts und Nevis verbieten Streubomben

(12.09.2013)

Als 84. Vertragsstaat hinterlegt Sankt Kitts und Nevis seine Ratfizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streubomben bei den Vereinten Nationen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aktivisten kristisieren Verkauf von US-Streubomben an Saudi-Arabien

(12.09.2013)

Aktivisten für das Verbot von Streubomben verurteilen den geplanten Verkauf von Streubomben durch die USA an Saudi-Arabien und mahnen den US-Präsidenten, diese inhumanen Waffen zu ächten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Bomben bleiben explosiv

(09.09.2013)

Konferenz in Sambia prüft Wirkung des Verbots von Streumunition / Waffenproduzenten suchen Lücken weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munition Monitor 2013: Syrien überschattet eine positive Bilanz

(04.09.2013)

Gemäß dem heute in Genf veröffentlichten Bericht des „Cluster Munition Monitor“ setzte Syrien 2012 und 2013 als einziges Land Streubomben ein. weiterlesen >>>


Analysis: U.N. calls for Uzbek openness (UN - Uzbekistan)

(08.12.2005)

A U.N. report warns Uzbekistan that political instability and withdrawal from cooperative efforts with other Central Asian republics could limit the nation's capacity to improve economic and social conditions. Isolationist policies already led the Uzbek government to stretch barbed-wire fences along its frontier with Kazakhstan in 2004 and other borders are periodically closed or blocked by landmines and watchtowers.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Explodes at Baghdad Coffee Shop; Mine Blast Kills Soldier (USA ' Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

A U.S. soldier died Dec. 6 when his vehicle hit a land mine near Habbaniyah, Iraq, about 70 miles west of Baghdad, officials said. The name of the soldier, who was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Suicide bombers kill 43 at Iraqi police academy (USA ' Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

The US Marines gave their first full account yesterday of how 10 Marines were killed and 11 wounded in a landmine attack on 1 December. Contrary to earlier reports, the men from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment were not on foot patrol. Instead they were inside a mill near Fallujah which they were using as a temporary patrol base. weiterlesen >>>


Lunda-Sul: 5,214 Square Metres Of Land Demined (Angola)

(08.12.2005)

An area of 5,214 square metres, on the banks of Luachimo river, in Angola`s northeastern Lunda-Sul province was surrendered to the local government, after it was cleared of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Junkyard dogs of war (Ukraine)

(08.12.2005)

When we went there last summer, we saw mortar rounds, land mines and artillery shells of all sizes stacked in huge piles and strewn carelessly about. Sold on the black market, these conventional weapons could end up in the hands of terrorists or militant extremists anywhere in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


DE-MINING MINES (Nepal)

(08.12.2005)

Over 1200 people have been killed and 2500 others injured due to landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other explosives since the beginning of the insurgency in 1996, according to the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL).  weiterlesen >>>


UN mission in Sudan reports continued insecurity in troubled Darfur region

(08.12.2005)

The UN Mine Action Service said it has received only 40 per cent of the projected 2005 budget for Sudan, where a 21-year civil war with the south ended in January. Despite budget concerns, the Service has destroyed over 174,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), including 522 anti-tank and 695 anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


For the period January - November 2005 mines in Azerbaijan caused 9 deaths and 47 injuries (Azerbaijan)

(08.12.2005)

ANAMA reports that during November of this year it has cleared 447.651 square meters of territory from mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO).  weiterlesen >>>


US wants to resume military co-op with Guinea-Bissau (USA ' Guinea-Bissau)

(08.12.2005)

The reports said the US military wants to assist Guinea-Bissau's Armed Forces in their patrol of territorial waters and also in the disposal of landmines and other explosive devices still strewnacross the country, said Maj. Deets.  weiterlesen >>>


Angolan Red Cross Holds Landmines Awareness Seminar (Angola)

(08.12.2005)

A seminar about the dangers that land mines and other explosive devices represent in the society was held on Tuesday in Kuito city (southern Bie Province), under the promotion of the Red Cross of Angola (CVA).  weiterlesen >>>


HiEnergy Technologies' Bomb Detection Technology Receives Special Recognition at European Counterterrorism Conference (Press release)

(08.12.2005)

HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HIET) today announced the successful showcase of its novel explosive detectors, the robot-borne STARRAY(TM)system and the under-vehicle CarBomb Finder(TM) 3C5. Two other explosive detectors were presented including a landmine detector from E.A.D.S. of France and a ship container control unit from the joint Italy-Croatia laboratory in Zagreb.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. forces launch raid against terrorist ring (Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces launched a raid in east Baghdad Dec. 4. to capture suspected members of a known terrorist ring. During the raid, a patrol from 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry discovered an improvised explosive device. The roadside bomb, a surface laid anti-tank mine, was destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team. There were no casualties or damage to equipment. weiterlesen >>>


Eklat zur Nobelpreis-Verleihung. Folter, Streubomben, Elend, Demütigung und Tod

(08.12.2005)

Keine warmen Dankesworte, sondern Frontalangriff: In einer Videobotschaft zur Verleihung des Literaturnobelpreises wirft Preisträger Harold Pinter Bush und Blair organisierten Staatsterrorismus vor. Dem irakischen Volk seien Folter, Streubomben, Elend, Demütigung und Tod gebracht worden, wenngleich behauptet werde, man bringe dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten Freiheit und Demokratie.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Sri Lanka getötet

(08.12.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine sind am Dienstag in Sri Lanka sieben Soldaten getötet worden. Die Einheit sei auf einer Routinepatrouille in der Stadt Jaffna im Norden des Landes gewesen, als der Sprengsatz neben ihrem Fahrzeug detonierte, teilte das Militär mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Tatort"-Polizisten helfen Gefängniskindern

(08.12.2005)

Die Kölner "Tatort"-Schauspieler Dietmar Bär und Klaus J. Behrendt, die auch das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de unterstützen, helfen Straßenkindern auf den Philippinen. weiterlesen >>>


Annan ruft zur Umsetzung der "Internationalen Konvention zum Verbot von Antipersonen-Minen" auf

(08.12.2005)

UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan hat am 29. November auf der 6. Konferenz der Vertragsstaaten der "Konvention zum Verbot von Antipersonen-Minen" dazu aufgerufen, dass sich die internationale Gemeinschaft weiterhin bemühen müsse, um die Landminen weltweit zu beseitigen.  weiterlesen >>>


Car carrying Swiss relief workers hit by land mine blast in Sri Lanka, embassy says. None hurt. (SRI LANKA)

(07.12.2005)

A car carrying three Swiss nationals was hit by the same land mine blast in northern Sri Lanka Tuesday that killed six soldiers, the defense ministry and Swiss Embassy said. They were not injured. weiterlesen >>>


Six soldiers, policeman killed in Chechnya fighting (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

Four of the soldiers were killed and six injured when their truck hit a landmine near the village of Dargo in southeast Chechnya, the official said on condition of anonymity. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded ordnance incidents decrease in Chechnya - UNICEF (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

"In 2003, 41 incidents with landmines occurred in Chechnya, and the number decreased to seven in 2005. But the danger of landmines and unexploded shells continues to affect the everyday life of Chechen children," Karel de Roy said. weiterlesen >>>


Two militants detained in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

Two soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion outside the village of Dargo in Chechnya's Vedeno district, a source in the headquarters of the Combined Group of Forces in the North Caucasus told Interfax. In another development, a cache containing a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher, 16 electric detonators, cartridges, and shoulder-straps with inscriptions in Arabic was found. weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers injured by landmine in eastern Turkey (TURKEY)

(07.12.2005)

Two soldiers were injured when a landmine, planted by the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] terrorists, exploded in Aricak township in eastern city of Elazig, it was reported on Tuesday [6 December]. weiterlesen >>>


The 'land mines' of Rene Jarque (PHILIPPINES)

(07.12.2005)

RETIRED PHILIPPINE ARMY (PA) Capt. Jose Rene N. Jarque died at 40, in the prime of life, with so much yet to give to family and country. It is especially sad when the good die young. Rene had a special contribution as a Filipino soldier which was his contribution to the AFP-and consequently government-policy that eventually fed into a ground-breaking international humanitarian ban on anti-personnel land mines (Ottawa Treaty) in October 1997.  weiterlesen >>>


Antipersonnel landmines and other explosives were found in the village Gumurish, Gal region (ABKHAZIA)

(07.12.2005)

A peasant found one antitank mine, six antipersonnel mines, one antitank grenade and some high explosive material in his back garden.  weiterlesen >>>


Munition in Nord- und Ostsee. Explosive Gefahr auf dem Meeresgrund

(05.12.2005)

Seit über 60 Jahren liegen Munitionsreste auf dem Grund der Nord- und Ostsee. Die Behörden glauben, die Gefahr im Griff zu haben. Doch Experten warnen vor einem trügerischen Sicherheitsgefühl: Immer mehr Bomben und Granaten würden durchrosten und ihren Inhalt freigeben.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills seven soldiers (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

At least seven Sri Lankan soldiers were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in the northern Tamil town of Jaffna, military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Choppers Hit by Enemy Fire in Afghanistan

(05.12.2005)

On Monday, the explosion of a homemade bomb injured a coalition soldier in the Zabul province, coalition spokesman Lt. Mike Cody said, while provincial government spokesman Ali Khail said a mine apparently planted by militants wounded three Afghan soldiers. Zabul is adjacent to both Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Deza-Mitarbeiter überleben Explosion unverletzt

(05.12.2005)

Drei Schweizer Staatsangehörige sind am Dienstag im Norden Sri Lankas unverletzt geblieben, als in der Nähe ihres Wagens eine Landmine explodierte. Bei der Explosion wurden sechs Soldaten auf einem Lastwagen getötet, wie das Verteidigungsministerium und die Schweizer Botschaft bestätigten. weiterlesen >>>


Top Naxalite leader arrested in Orissa (India)

(05.12.2005)

A top naxalite leader, Nageswar Rao, carrying Rs two lakh on his head was arrested along with his wife during a combing operation from Padua forest, about 85 km from here late last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Mini mine detection robot to be tested in Croatia

(05.12.2005)

A robot that accurately detects buried mines despite being about half the weight of similar machines will be tested in Croatia from the end of January.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine unearthed by AP police (India)

(05.12.2005)

Police unearthed a huge landmine from R Ummadivaram village in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh today.  weiterlesen >>>


Saakaschwili will Abaschidses Verbrechen bestraft sehen (Georgien)

(05.12.2005)

Saakaschwili sagte, hätten die Landminen, die Abaschidse im Kampf um seine Macht verlegen ließ, mehrere Menschen das Leben gekostet. Dieses und andere Verbrechen könnten ihm nicht vergeben werden, so Saakaschwili.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven Sri Lankan soldiers killed in landmine explosion (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

At least seven Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in a landmine explosion in the northern Tamil town of Jaffna. weiterlesen >>>


Second attack on SLA vehicle in Jaffna, Six dead (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Five Sri Lanka Army soldiers and an SLA official were killed in a Claymore mine attack on a SLA tractor in Irupalai, 5 km North east of Jaffna town Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., police said. At least one soldier was seriously wounded in the attack. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected S.Lanka rebels mount new deadly attack (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed seven Sri Lankan soldiers in a second claymore mine attack in the island's north in three days, the military said on Tuesday, as violence straining a 2002 truce escalates. weiterlesen >>>


Last active bombs, land mines swept out of Tan Lien school (Vietnam)

(05.12.2005)

Students at the Tan Lien primary school can now enjoy a safe and peaceful playtime in their school yard. Since October, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) response team has cleared dozens of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in this and other areas of Huong Hoa District. weiterlesen >>>


Claymore mine survivor dies today (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

A soldier who survived a LTTE landmine attack in Jaffna yesterday succumbed to his injuries today in Colombo.  weiterlesen >>>


Girl killed by land mine inside house (Colombia)

(05.12.2005)

A 13-year-old girl was killed and her 12-year-old brother seriously wounded when a land mine apparently left by a rebel group inside a house in northeastern Colombia exploded, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines found (India)

(05.12.2005)

Chatra police, assisted by CRPF, have recovered five powerful landmines along a riverside under the Huntergunj police station.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgian prosthetics NGO searches for funding

(05.12.2005)

The Georgian Foundation for Prosthetic Orthopedic Rehabilitation (GEFPOR), which has served more then 5,000 vulnerable children and adults in Georgia, is facing financial problems and is looking for new ways to fund its activities. weiterlesen >>>


Dogs of war doing their part to reduce human casualties

(05.12.2005)

Their training is intense, their deployment dangerous. They are sent to barren fields and dusty roads far from home to search for a major threat to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan: land mines and other hidden explosives. weiterlesen >>>


A Pakistani soldier is killed in a land mine blast in a tribal region (Pakistan)

(05.12.2005)

A Pakistani army soldier is dead in an ambush today in the rugged border region with Afghanistan. He was killed by a land-mine blast as militants opened fire on a group of Pakistani soldiers getting water at a stream.  weiterlesen >>>


Lanka urges international community to condemn LTTE attack (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Strongly condemning the claymore mine attack in Jaffna which killed six soldiers, the government of Sri Lanka today urged the international community to condemn such ''provocative acts'' by the LTTE. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected rebels kill six S.Lanka soldiers (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Six soldiers were killed in a fragmentation mine attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's war-torn north on Sunday, the military said -- the deadliest in a spate of attacks since a 2002 cease-fire. weiterlesen >>>


Wasps could replace bomb, drug dogs

(05.12.2005)

Trained wasps could someday replace dogs for sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Scientists say that a species of non-stinging wasps can be trained in only five minutes and are just as sensitive to odors as man's best friend, which can require up to six months of training at a cost of about $15,000 per dog. weiterlesen >>>


PKK Mine Kills 3 Security Men Near Van Province (Turkey)

(05.12.2005)

In the Baskale province of Van, a mine planted by terrorist PKK forces yesterday [Dec. 02nd] killed three Turkish soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Govt, Maoists urged to sign landmine treaty (Nepal)

(05.12.2005)

Stating that the number of landmine victims has gone up sharply of late, an activist working to ban landmines on Saturday urged both warring parties in the country to sign the international landmine treaty that bans the use of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining in central Nicosia (Cyprus)

(05.12.2005)

THE UNDP-PFF Mine Action Centre will start de-mining operations in three new locations inside the buffer zone on Monday, it was announced yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Conference takes stock of demining work (Croatia)

(05.12.2005)

The fight against landmines is being won, but the battle is far from over, according to a Swiss diplomat at the end of an international conference in Croatia. weiterlesen >>>


Argentina/UK Falklands' de-mining talks "positive"

(05.12.2005)

Argentina and Great Britain agreed last Thursday in London to continue with the feasibility studies for the de-mining of the Falklands/Malvinas, reported Friday the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry.  weiterlesen >>>


Kämpfe im Südwesten Kolumbiens eskalieren - Awa-Indianer werden Opfer von Landminen

(05.12.2005)

Mehrere Zivilisten werden Opfer von Landminen, Menschen fliehen nach Ecuador. Die seit Anfang November eskalierenden Kämpfe zwischen der kolumbianischen Armee und illegalen bewaffneten Gruppen an der Pazifikküste im Südwesten Kolumbiens im Department Nariño fordern zunehmend zivile Opfer.  weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Sri Lanka getötet

(05.12.2005)

In Sri Lanka sind am Sonntag sechs Soldaten beim folgenschwersten Angriff mutmasslicher Tamilenrebellen auf Sicherheitskräfte seit mehr als drei Jahren getötet worden. Nach Militärangaben war das Fahrzeug der Soldaten im Norden des Landes durch eine Bombenexplosion zerstört worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Erbe der Khmer (Kambodscha)

(05.12.2005)

Der Alltag in dem immer noch von Millionen tückischer Minen übersäten Kambodscha zeugt von der noch nicht sehr lange zurückliegenden Pol-Pot-Zeit: Überall sind arm- oder beinamputierte Minenopfer oder Veteranen zu sehen, die um etwas Kleingeld betteln. weiterlesen >>>


Kampf gegen Minenplage noch nicht gewonnen (Kroatien)

(05.12.2005)

Der Kampf gegen Landminen macht zwar Fortschritte, aber es gibt noch viel zu tun, wie Schweizer Experten nach der Antiminen-Konferenz in Kroatien feststellten. weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Bomben entschärft (Aachen)

(05.12.2005)

Zwischen B 264 und Hauptstraße suchen Sprengstoffexperten der Firma Röhl den Boden schon seit Tagen ab. Die Fläche ist für mögliche Erweiterungen des Gewerbegebietes vorgesehen. Allein 29 Granaten und Minen zogen die Röhl-Mitarbeiter aus dem Erdreich. Zum Teil wurde die Munition gesprengt.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills one in eastern Turkey

(02.12.2005)

Landmine explosion killed one person and wounded another in eastern Turkey on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Jharkhand seeks sophisticated tools to counter Maoists (India)

(02.12.2005)

Jharkhand is seeking sophisticated surveillance tools and anti-landmine vehicles from abroad for its anti-Maoist operation. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam stages biggest anti-terrorism rehearsals

(02.12.2005)

Vietnamese police have conducted two anti-terrorism rehearsals, the country's biggest ever of its kind at crowed places in southern Ho Chi Minh City, local newspaper Young People reported Friday. At another rehearsal on Wednesday night, more than 250 people dealt with bombings and mines at a bus station in Binh Thanh district, which houses 800 people, fighting fires, and evacuating passengers, including 70 "injured" ones. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese mine-sweeping experts return home from Thailand (China ' Thailand)

(02.12.2005)

Ten Chinese experts in mine-sweeping returned from Thailand Thursday after spending three months training local technicians there.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus confirms commitment to Ottawa Convention

(02.12.2005)

Belarus confirmed its commitment to the goals of the Ottawa Convention. The statement to this effect was announced at the 6th annual meeting of the parties to the Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of antipersonnel mines and on their destruction, which is underway November 27 until December 2 in Zagreb (Croatia).  weiterlesen >>>


UN Secretary General says UNFICYP presence still necessary in Cyprus

(02.12.2005)

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan continues to believe that only the achievement of a comprehensive settlement will bring an end to the Cyprus problem and that in the absence of such a comprehensive settlement, the presence of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on the island continues to be necessary. Annan adds that "the clearing of mines in the buffer zone continued during the reporting period" and that "the lifting of the restrictions of movement of UNFICYP personnel in the north in May 2005 enabled the Force to effectively restore operations in areas previously restricted." weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in landmine blast (India)

(02.12.2005)

Two teenagers were killed when they accidentally triggered a landmine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, officials said here. weiterlesen >>>


Oil-rich Norway hires philosopher as moral compass

(02.12.2005)

Nine big American and European companies, most of them arms makers, have been booted from the Norwegian government's Petroleum Fund portfolio, one of the world's largest pools of investment capital. They include Alliant Techsystems Inc., General Dynamics Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., all of which the ethics council faulted for involvement in the manufacture of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. troops remove landmines in Philippine south (Philippines)

(02.12.2005)

U.S. troops on a humanitarian mission on a southwestern Philippine island helped local soldiers clear a minefield left by fleeing Islamic militants with links to al Qaeda, a Philippine military official said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


'Land-mine' issue reaches Parliament (India)

(02.12.2005)

The echoes of frequent landmine (or IED) blasts in the interior parts of Churachandpur district which have so far claimed more than 10 victims has finally reached the Indian Parliament. weiterlesen >>>


French Co-Operation Donates Over USD 700,000 (France ' Angola)

(02.12.2005)

The French co-operation granted last September USD 750,000 for the "Handicap Internacional" NGO to execute socio-economic reintegration actions of disabled people in the central Huambo Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnian force heads to Iraq for de-mining operations

(02.12.2005)

A Bosnian force of 25 military experts in mines headed to Iraq on Thursday to take part in de-mining operations within the US-led forces in the war-torn Arab country, said a statement issued by the Bosnian Defense Ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Bilateral agreement between Angola and Switzerland - Finalization of the implementation mechanisms

(02.12.2005)

The programme supports Angola's endeavours in terms of development-oriented humanitarian aid and reconstruction for the most vulnerable people in the country. It encompasses several sectors and levels of intervention, such as Mine Action (mine clearance, mine risk education, social re-insertion of mine victims), Vocational Training and Social Projects. weiterlesen >>>


Uzbekistan doesn't answer to the claims of Kyrgyzstan on compensation of Kyrgyz citizens' damage from mines

(02.12.2005)

Uzbekistan is not answering to the claims of the Kyrgyz side on the compensation of the damages which were done to the Kyrgyz citizens from mines on the border.  weiterlesen >>>


Tod, Zerstörung und die Last der Erinnerung (Bosnien-Herzegowina)

(02.12.2005)

Auch zehn Jahre nach dem Ende des Krieges leidet Bosnien unter den Folgen der Kampfhandlungen, Vertreibungen und Massaker. Die Altlasten des Krieges lauern überall. Noch immer kommen Menschen durch Landminen ums Leben. Nach Einschätzung des Auswärtigen Amtes sind aktuell über 1.300 Gemeinden mit mehr als 1,3 Millionen Einwohnern durch Minen und Blindgänger bedroht. weiterlesen >>>


Bergungsexperten entsorgen Reste von Munition

(02.12.2005)

Selbst 60 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges sind in den Wäldern der Ueckermünder Heide noch Munitionsreste zu finden. Aber auch Überbleibsel aus der NVA-Zeit werden immer wieder gefunden und müssen fachgerecht entsorgt werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Lob für Kroatien bei Anti-Minen-Konferenz in Zagreb

(02.12.2005)

In Zagreb findet das 6. Treffen der Ottawa-Konvention statt. Laut Konvention verpflichteten sich rund 150 Staaten vor acht Jahren dazu, Landminen zu verbieten und zu räumen. Nun wird Bilanz über erzielte Erfolge gezogen. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG: Neue weltweite Initiative gegen Landminen gestartet

(01.12.2005)

(Zagreb, 01.12.2005) Am Rande der Sechsten Vertragstaatenkonferenz der Ottawa-Konvention in Zagreb haben über 40 Nichtregierungsorganisationen aus fünf Kontinenten ein weltweites Verbot aller Minen eingefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Ugandan Landmine Survivor Helps Others Injured by the Weapons (Croatia)

(30.11.2005)

In Zagreb, Croatia, the sixth meeting of states party to the international landmine treaty continues. The treaty was signed in 1997 to ban the use, acquisition, production, transfer and stockpiling of landmines. While much progress has been made, each year it's estimated between 15 and 20 thousand people are killed or maimed by landmines. One of the landmine survivors is Margaret Arach-Orech of Uganda, who lost a leg to a mine in 1998.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier ISAF-Soldaten bei Explosion in Afghanistan verletzt

(30.11.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Norden Afghanistans sind vier schwedische Soldaten verletzt worden, zwei davon schwer.  weiterlesen >>>


Area soldier listed as 'stable' Monday (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Spencer Akers and three other Michigan National Guard soldiers from the Saginaw-based 125th Infantry, Company B, were critically injured when their Humvee hit a landmine on Nov. 21 near al-Habbaniyah, Iraq. Pfc. John Dearing of Hazel Park died instantly in the blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Red attack (India)

(30.11.2005)

The Latehar police had a close shave on Tuesday when a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists missed them by a whisker.  weiterlesen >>>


5 troopers killed in clashes with NPA (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo yesterday said that at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a team of five Cafgu militiamen led by Army Cpl. John Fellesco in New Dalaguet village, Montevista, Compostela Valley. Two of the militiamen -- Antonio Mahumot and Virgilio Garcia -- were killed while two others, identified as Fernando Aet and Celso Salim, were wounded in the ambush. weiterlesen >>>


Children Reintegration, Demining Financing Contracts Signed (Angola)

(30.11.2005)

The European Union (EU), the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) and the Norwegian NGO Norway People`s Aid (NPA) signed on Tuesday, in Luanda, two financing contracts that aim at supporting the children re-integration process and de-mining actions in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Flags to be lowered in honor of Michigan soldiers (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Flags should be lowered Friday to honor Army Pfc. John Wilson Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park. He died Nov. 27 when the vehicle he was in struck a land mine in Habbaniyah. Dearing was a gunner assigned to a National Guard unit from Saginaw. weiterlesen >>>


ETHIOPIA: Four soldiers killed in landmine blast

(30.11.2005)

Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed and three wounded last week when their vehicle hit a newly laid landmine near the border with Eritrea, UN officials said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Increasing restrictions on Eritrean-Ethiopian border hampering UN peace mission (Ethiopia ' Eritrea, UN)

(30.11.2005)

UNMEE reported that a mine accident on the Ethiopian side of the border last week was caused by a newly laid anti-tank mine. All organizations using the area have been urged to exercise due care. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Find Car Bombs, Detain Suspects (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force, found two weapons caches north of Dadah on Nov. 28. The first cache contained six 57 mm anti-tank mines, the second cache one anti-tank mine among other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Art Against Land Mines

(30.11.2005)

Despite the international ban on land mines, many countries continue to lay the explosives. A German artist has found a way to use his work for removing them. weiterlesen >>>


President Dos Santos Sets Up Executive De-mining Commission (Angola)

(30.11.2005)

Angolan Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday here set up through a dispatch the Executive De-mining Commission, comprising representatives from the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the National Reconstruction Office and the National De-mining Institute. weiterlesen >>>


Finland drafts proposal for new restrictions on anti-vehicle mines

(30.11.2005)

Anti-vehicle mines are to be restricted more closely than before in an effort to cut down the number of civilian fatalities in war zones. The Finnish ambassador Markku Reimaa acted two years as co-ordinator of the expert conference that was preparing the new regulations in Geneva. weiterlesen >>>


RECENT VIOLENCE THREATENS REOPENING OF GEORGIA-ABKHAZIA RAILWAY (Georgia)

(30.11.2005)

On November 27 a remote-controlled mine detonated on the road between two Gali villages, Tagiloni and Chuburkhinji, and severely wounded Givi Tsulaya, the senior Abkhaz customs officer in Gali, and two Abkhaz militiamen accompanying him.  weiterlesen >>>


SA-built armoured vehicles blaze a trail for battling defence industry (South Africa)

(30.11.2005)

HIDDEN away in a back street of an industrial area in Benoni, Gauteng, is a factory that is defying the South African defence industry's lack of success in winning large contracts in foreign markets. The armoured and mine-protected vehicles made by BAE Land Systems OMC are used in more than 40 countries. weiterlesen >>>


Swedish Peacekeeper Killed in Afghanistan (Sweden ' Afghanistan)

(30.11.2005)

A Swedish soldier with the NATO-led mission in northern Afghanistan died after a mine exploded Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Patrol Uncovers Weapons, Bomb Materials (Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

A routine patrol yielded significant results Nov. 27 when Task Force Baghdad soldiers discovered terrorists' weapons and bomb-making materials. The soldiers found among others 19 rocket-propelled grenades, 16 82 mm mortar round and six anti-tank mines. Troops found a cache north of Sadah, which consisted of one anti-tank mine, 28 122 mm rounds, one 120 mm round, one 100 mm round and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan congratulates anti-landmine activists, but warns of continuing danger (UN)

(30.11.2005)

Citing remarkable cooperation and progress in reducing landmine use, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warned that anti-personnel mines still kill, maim and threaten the lives of civilians and he called on governments to fulfil their commitments under the anti-landmine convention. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Shares International Aim of Protecting Civilians from Mines (USA)

(30.11.2005)

But will not send delegation to conference on Ottawa Convention in Croatia weiterlesen >>>


Meeting To Review Land Mine Treaty Opens In Zagreb

(30.11.2005)

Officials and activists met in Zagreb Monday to review progress on the 1997 Ottawa Convention.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine troops kill 4 militants in the south (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Brigadier-General Alexander Aleo said troops had found three abandoned rebel camps in the mountains near Indanan town and seized bomb-making materials and anti-tank projectiles used to make crude mines. weiterlesen >>>


ASEAN Seeks Foreign Investment for Railway

(30.11.2005)

Southeast Asian nations will look for foreign investment for a proposed railway line from Singapore to the Chinese city of Kunming that is expected to bolster regional trade, Malaysia's trade minister said Monday. Rafidah Aziz acknowledged it would not be easy to woo private investment as it will involve clearing land mines in Cambodia and Laos.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Monitor supports disarmament treaty (ICBL)

(30.11.2005)

The Landmine Monitor is an outstanding verification tool for disarmament, said Hon Marian Hobbs, MP for Wellington Central and former Disarmament Minister, when launching the 2005 edition of the Monitor in Wellington on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing 5 Afghan, 2 US troops in Uruzgan (Afghanistan)

(30.11.2005)

A spokesman of the Taliban, Dr. Hanif, said that a US army tank was blown up with a landmine in Kabul. He however said that report about causalities was not received.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines: ICRC calls for greater efforts to clear anti-personnel mines and help victims (Geneva/Zagreb ' ICRC, press release)

(30.11.2005)

The annual meeting of the 147 States party to the Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines opened today in Zagreb, Croatia with a call from the vice-president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for governments to devote more effort and resources to clearing mined areas and ensuring mine victims have access to the lifelong assistance they need. weiterlesen >>>


Three mines found, defused on Kavkaz highway (Chechnya)

(30.11.2005)

Three landmines were found on the Kavkaz federal highway outside Aklkhan-Kala Sunday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mines can be used against AFP, Reds insist (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Despite the military's protests, nothing can stop communist rebels from using land mines against government forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Blast Injures Four Soldiers In Sirnak (Turkey)

(30.11.2005)

Four soldiers were wounded as a landmine was detonated by a remote-control by members of the terrorist organization PKK in southeastern city of Sirnak, sources said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>