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Today's Mine Action News (22 July 2013)

Posted on July, 22 2013

AFRICA

Mozambique
Thanks to Demining Dogs, Mozambique to Be Mine Free by 2014
[HI] Usko the German Shepard stands alert, waiting for his handler Norberto’s command as they face a narrow strip of land marked off by bright tape. It looks like an ordinary piece of land—a grassy patch ready for use as a garden or a children’s play area.

Somalia
Somalia: Land Mine Targets Sierra Leon Troops
[all Africa - Shabelle Media Network] News just in from the lower Juba region of Somalia confirm that a land mine attack that targeted a passing Sierra Leone convoy exploded moments ago in Kismayu.

AMERICAS

Ecuador
OAS/Ecuador Workshop for Maintenance of Demining Equipment Used in Border with Peru
[Mecro Press] The Organization of American States, OAS and the Demining Centre of Ecuador (CENDESMI), with financial support from Norway have launched a training workshop for the maintenance and repair of MINELAB F-3 metal detectors and polycarbonate visors used in the deactivation of mines found in some areas of the border between Ecuador and Peru.

ASIA

Afghanistan
Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) June Newsletter
[MACCA] Ten districts of Badakhshan province are cleared from all type of known mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), and were officially handed over to the communities and Government of Afghanistan during a ceremony held in Faizabad city, on 3rd July 2013.

Unexploded NATO Ordnance Killing Afghan Civilians: Mine Group
[Daily Star] Unexploded ordnance left behind by NATO troops as they leave Afghanistan is killing and injuring a rising number of civilians, a U.N. demining group said Sunday.

Cambodia
In pictures: Clearing Cambodia's Rivers of Mines
[BBC] For more than 20 years, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) has been training people to clear some of the country's landmines which kill or injure more than 100 people each year.

GLOBAL

The Journal of ERW and Mine Action - Issue 17.2
[JMU, CISR] Significant expertise is necessary to meet the security challenges posed by unsecured and poorly stored weapons and ammunition. To address this threat, many donors and mine action actors, including UNMAS, are including weapons and ammunition security management as a core role.

 

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