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Today's Mine Action News (31 July 2013)

Posted on July, 30 2013

AFRICA

Abyei
UNMAS - UNISFA Newsletter June 2013
[UNMAS - UNISFA] UNMAS is mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2075 (November 2012) and 2104 (May 2013) to ensure Joint Border Verification & Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) freedom of movement, as well as the identification and clearance of 
mines in the Abyei Area and Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) and to contribute to supporting the protection of civilians. 

Zambia
Landmine Contamination Not Known – State
[Zambia Daily Mail] MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Effron Lungu says the full extent of landmines, cluster munitions and explosives contamination in Zambia cannot be exactly determined due to inaccessibility of the affected areas.

Yemen
Yemen: Children Tormented by Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance
[OCHA] Thirteen-year-old Nakhlah Ramadhan was tending sheep with her younger sister Fatima on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, when she stepped on a landmine. She was killed instantly; Fatima was seriously injured.

 

ASIA

Afghanistan
UNAMA Report Shows Sharp rise in Casualties Among Afghan Civilians in First Half of 2103
[UNAMA] Afghanistan saw a 23 per cent rise in the number of civilian casualties over the first six months of 2013 compared to last year, with the majority caused by the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to the latest Mid-Year Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan released today by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 

Mid-Year Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan
[UNAMA] This mid-year report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Afghanistan for 2013 was prepared by the Human Rights Unit of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2013. 

Lao PDR
LAO PDR: Farming in Safety
[MAG] Poverty and food insecurity means that four-fifths of those living in parts of Laos contaminated by explosive weapons are still using land they know or suspect to be dangerous. 

 

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