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Today's Mine Action News (7th June 2016)

Posted on June, 7 2016

AFRICA

South Sudan
【国連レポ】南スーダンを行くvol.2
[25ans Blog] 25ansの読者の皆さん、こんにちは。国連広報センター所長の根本かおるです。これまで25ans本誌で「平和について」や、サステナ美人になる上で不可欠の「持続可能な開発目標」について、皆さんと一緒に考えてきましたが、今回は世界で最も新しい国、南スーダン共和国で出会ったパワフル、かつステキな 日本人女性たちについてお伝えします。

South Sudan Gets Additional 37 Sniffer Dogs
[gurtong] The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has announced the reception of 37 Explosive Detective Dogs (EEDs) in South Sudan as part of the mission to detect mine and explosive items. 

South Sudan: New Team of Explosive Detection Dogs Arrives at UN Mission
[UN News Centre] The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan said today it will receive 37 new explosive detection dogs as part of an increase in the presence of such dogs throughout the country.

Sudan
Sudan: UXO Blast Kills Two in Darfur's East Jebel Marra
[All Africa- radio Dabanga] Two people were killed instantly when an item of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonated in East Jebel Marra on Tuesday. A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that Abelnabi Eisa Ahmed and Yagoub Omar Hamed were returning to Fanga on their donkeys after shopping.

Tunisia
Two Tunisians Killed in Landmine Blast Near Algerian Border: Ministry
[Yahoo-Reuters] Two Tunisian civilians were killed and one other injured on Monday by a landmine planted by jihadist groups in a mountainous region near the Algerian border, the defense ministry said.

AMERICAS

Chile
Chile Continues to Remove Landmines from Its Borders
[Living in Peru ]Over 31,000 landmines have been removed and destroyed along the Chile-Peru border.

Colombia
Colombia: Landmine Clearance Proves an Uphill Challenge
[Dip Note] For five decades, conflict between the Colombian military and armed groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has devastated the country. In addition to forcing millions of people to flee their homes, the conflict has made Colombia one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world.

USA
On Cluster Munitions, a Tentative Step Toward Sanity
[HRW] You can always tell a policy development is significant when it’s released late Friday afternoon – and before a holiday weekend to boot. The decision by the United States to “hold” further transfers of CBU-105 cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia is a perfect example. 

US Suspends Cluster Munitions Sales to Saudi Arabia
[CMC] The United States is suspending transfers of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia in the wake of civilian harm caused by the weapon in Yemen.

U.S. Provides Over 2 mln USD for Unexploded Bomb Survey, Clearance Project in Laos
[Shanghai Daily] Seek and destroy efforts for decades-old bombs and explosive munitions strewn across landlocked Laos since the Vietnam War era will get a boost of 2,178,865 U.S. dollars in funding from the United States, local media reported Monday.

ASIA

Cambodia
Three Killed in UXO Explosion
[Khmer Times] An elderly man and his two grandchildren were killed after he accidentally detonated an artillery shell yesterday morning in Prey Veng province’s Preah Sdach district, after attempting to dismantle it to create parts for his bullock cart, according to police. 

Kingdom Leads in Mine Removal
[Khmer Times] With its new Asean Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC), Cambodia is prepared to assist other Asean nations clear mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) in formerly war-torn areas, according to officials.  
 
Over 100 explosives cleared out in Kandal
[Phnom Penh Post] Government deminers on Saturday successfully cleared more than 100 US-made cluster bomblets from a rice field in Kandal province’s Muk Kampoul district, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC).

Vietnam
Cluster Bombs Removed from Rice Field in Central Vietnam
[Thanhnien News] Members of the Norwegian-funded ordnance clearance project RENEW in Quang Tri Province on Tuesday safely removed 55 cluster bomb submunitions from a paddy field that could have caused huge devastation.

GLOBAL

Les deux jours du Sommet prennent fin à Istanbul
[CCTV] Un sommet de 2 jours pour restructurer l'aide humanitaire et les réponses mondiales aux crises contemporaines tenu en Turquie, s'est conclu mardi. Plus de 5 000 délégués des 177 États membres étaient présents. 

 

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