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Today's Mine Action News (17 June 2013)

Posted on June, 17 2013

AFRICA

Angola
INAD Hands Over Landmine-Free Field in Cusse
[Angola Press] The National Demining Institute (INAD) announced that it will deliver Thursday a fully mine cleared field to the Government of the southern Huila province.

South Sudan
Mine Action Suspends Operation in Jonglei State
[Radio Miraya] The South Sudan Mine Action said mine clearance in Jonglei State has been suspended due to the rains.

AMERICAS

Canada
NDP, Liberals Call for Changes to Canada's Bill Ratifying Cluster Bomb Treaty
[Gazette] The NDP and Liberals are calling on the government to amend a controversial bill that would ratify Canada's participation in a treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs.

USA
Funding for Kahoolawe Commission Running Out
[Hawaii News Now] Kahoolawe had been used for military exercises for more than 50 years. A $44 million trust fund was established when the federal government returned the island to the state, with the money going to the clean unexploded ordnance from the island, and for the commission's work. 

ASIA

Cambodia
Deminer Dies in Koh Kong UXO Accident
[The Phnom Penh Post] A deminer was killed near the Cambodian-Thai border on Wednesday when a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO), believed to be an anti-tank mine, went off during a demining operation.

Myanmar
First-Ever Official ICBL Mission to Myanmar/Burma
[ICBL] An ICBL delegation conducted the first ever, official advocacy visit to Myanmar/Burma 19-23 May, meeting with representatives from the President's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Myanmar Peace Centre, and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

EUROPE

Bosnia-Herzegovina 
1 Teenager Killed, 4 Injured by Landmine in Bosnia
[Gazette] Police say five children have accidentally set off a land mine while playing in Bosnia, and that one was killed and the others were injured.

 

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