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Today's Mine Action News (21 August 2013)

Posted on August, 21 2013

AFRICA

Angola
Prince Harry 'Irritated' by Landmine Inaction
[AFP] Prince Harry has a "bee in his bonnet" about some countries' failure to remove landmines in Africa, the chief of The Halo Trust clearance organisation said Sunday.

Angola: Huambo Free From Landmines Within Four Years
[Angola Press] Central Huamo province may be free from landmines in the coming four year, due to the works arried out by the non-governmental organization The Hallo Trust, Angop has learnt.

South Sudan
South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund: $33 million for People in Need
[OCHA] The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated US$33 million for life-saving assistance until the end of the year to people displaced by violence, returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities.

AMERICAS

Colombia
Colombia: Humanitarian Snapshot
[OCHA] APM/UXO and restrictions imposed by non-State armed groups, remains among the main consequences of the ongoing conflict.

ASIA

Cambobia
Teenager Has Legs Amputated Following Landmine Explosion
[Cambodia Daily] A 19-year-old farmer from Pailin province’s Sala Krao district lost both legs when he stepped on a Bulgarian-made landmine Monday while looking for wild vegetables, local police officials said.

6 Farmers Killed by Landmine in Cambodia
[Global Times] A land mine left over from Cambodia‘s three decades of civil war has killed six farmers who were returning from planting rice, a mine clearance official said Thursday.

 

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