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Today's Mine Action News (3 February 2016)

Posted on February, 3 2016

AFRICA

Mozambique
For Landmine Survivors in Mozambique, a New Chance at a Whole Life
[TakePart] Alfredo’s story is one of many shared by John Madomal Ojoziva, 42, who has been working on de-mining projects in Mozambique since 1997 and has seen firsthand the dark consequences of survivors’ injuries.

South Sudan
Japan Disburses $30.9 million for South Sudan’s Humanitarian and Peace Efforts
[relief web - Government of Japan] The Government of Japan conveys today the goodwill of the people of Japan by extending assistance of USD 30.9 million for the sustained humanitarian relief operations in South Sudan and the country’s effort to consolidate the hard-won peace at its critical juncture.

AMERICAS

Chile
Chilean Army Clearing Magallanes Region of Anti Personnel Mines
[Merco Press] The Chilean Army is involved in anti personnel-mine sweeping operations in the Magallanes region, north of Punta Arenas, as part of the country's commitment to have the region free of all mines by 2020 thus complying with the Ottawa convention.

ASIA

Cambodia
Casualties From UXO Drop in 2015
[Cambodia Daily] Landmines and other old ordnance killed or injured 111 people in 2015, according to figures from the state-run Cambodian Mine Action Authority, as many as in 2013 but nearly a third less than last year, when casualties jumped to 154 people.

Ending Tragedies
[APOPO] Last year a group of mine detection rats arrived in Cambodia, where they have been completing their training in preparation for deployment in the Cambodian minefields.

China
Hong Kong Dentist Designs Robots to Detect and Clear Mines in Cambodia
[South China Morning Post] A Hong Kong dentist famous for his designs of space exploration tools for international space agencies is now building robots to detect landmines for Cambodia.

Pakistan
Anti-Tank Landmine Defused
[DAWN] The Bomb Disposal Squad on Sunday defused a high intensity anti-tank landmine near bordering Village Phookaliyaan-Bajwat along the Sialkot Working Boundary. Locals found it while ploughing the fields and they informed the police.

 

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