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Today's Mine Action News (24 June 2013)

Posted on June, 24 2013

AFRICA

Liberia
Weapons of Mass Creation: Guns Turn into Art
[CNN] Manfred Zbrzezny wants to bulk up his arsenal. For the past few years, the founder of the Liberia-based Fyrkuna Metalworks and his team of skilful craftsmen have been collecting weapons scrap -- relics of the West African country's vicious civil conflict -- for their Arms into Art project.

ASIA

Afghanistan
MACCA Newsletter May 2013
English: http://www.macca.org.af/en/Newsletters_2013.html 
Pashto: http://www.macca.org.af/pa/Newsletters_2013.html 
Dari: http://www.macca.org.af/dr/Newsletters_2013.html 

Cambodia
Anti-tank Mine Explodes, Kills Cambodian Deminer
[New Straits Times Press] Cambodia: A Cambodian mine clearance worker was killed and two other deminers were critically injured when an anti-tank mine exploded in the country’s southwest, police said Thursday.

Landmines Are a Problem that Just Won't Go Away 
[Bangkok Post] Just 12 years ago, landmine-infested areas in Thailand covered a vast 2556.7 square kilometres. As of last year, after a mammoth effort to clear them, the areas have shrunk enormously to a little more... 

Thailand
Delegation Lobbies for Completation of Mine Clearance
[NPA] Norwegian People’s Aid Mines and Arms Department's Deputy Director recently led a delegation that met and discussed with Yingluck Shinawatra, the Thai Prime Minister. 

EUROPE

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Everyday Heroes: Mine Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina
[Voices from Eurasia] Mr. Baraković, or Barak to his friends, leads a mine clearance team in extremely difficult terrain, near Goražde municipality in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

MIDDLE EAST

Lebanon
Beneath The Visor: Female bomb searchers in Lebanon
[MAG] The civil war (1975-1990) and the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel (2006) have left Lebanon with a deadly legacy of landmines and unexploded bombs. 'Beneath The Visor' follows some of the women clearing the danger.

GLOBAL

Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Other Unexploded Ordnance Add Threat to Refugees Fleeing Syria and Worldwide Says New Landmine and Cluster Munition Briefing Paper on World Refugee Day  
[ICBL-CMC] On World Refugee Day the Nobel Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is calling on states to eliminate the harrowing risks that refugees and asylum seekers face from landmines and unexploded ordnance. States must protect refugee victims and urgently respond to their needs.

 

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