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Today's Mine Action News (12th October 2016)

Posted on October, 12 2016

ASIA

Afghanistan
UK Sets Out Long-Term Support for Stable, Secure and Prosperous Afghanistan to 2020
[The Government of United Kingdom] New UK assistance to Afghanistan will provide the long term development support needed to build a more prosperous, safe and stable country by 2020 as well as emergency aid to help tackle a growing internal displacement crisis.

ACAP III Supports Victims of Attack on the American University of Afghanistan
[USAID, Government of Afghanistan, UNMAS] On 24 August 2014, gunmen stormed the heavily barricaded campus of the American University of Afghanistan firing at students, professors and guards in a ten hour siege that claimed the lives of 13 people and left 48 wounded. 

Azerbaijan
ANAMA Detects 13 UXOs in Shirvan National Park
[Azer News] Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) continues to explore the country’s territory to reveal the unexploded ordnance (UXOs).

Cambodia
Old Ordnance Found in Battambang by Children
[Khmer Times] More than 60 mines, rockets, artillery shells, explosives and bullets were found under a grove of bushes in Battambang province’s Sangker district on Monday afternoon, with Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) officials later securing the ordnance and transferring it to a safe location.

Lao PDR
Laos Adds SDG18 To Handle Unexploded American Bombs – Analysis
[Eurasia Review] U.S. President Barack Obama’s early September visit to Laos helped to focus attention on one of the most horrendous war crimes in history, the bombing of the small landlocked Southeast Asian country during the Indochina War in the 1960s and 1970s, and its massive human and development costs.

Lebanon
EU Continue Mine Action Support in South Lebanon
[NPA] On the 15th of June 2016 a delegation from the European Union (EU) Beirut visited the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) Humanitarian Disarmament programme in south Lebanon. The EU delegation consisted of   Ms. Francesca Varlese, Ms. Liliane Dib and the military attaché Colonel Pierre des Jeux.

Syria
Cluster Bomb Attack on Aleppo Hospital
[CMC] The Cluster Munition Coalition is deeply shocked by the media reports that cluster munitions were used to attack a hospital in Aleppo, Syria. On 30 September 2016, NBC News showed atrocious and compelling images of the devastated hospital M10 in Aleppo, reduced to ruins by air attacks. Images show submunitions among the rubble. 

AMERICAS

Canada
The Ottawa Process Twenty Years Later: The Landmine Treaty, Human Security, and Canada in the Twenty-First Century
[Bill Graham Centre] This year marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Ottawa Process that culminated in the international treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines. The Graham Centre and its partners come together to mark this anniversary with participants in the Ottawa Process and the broader Human Security agenda, scholars of the Ottawa Process, current NGO activists, and students. The event is at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, October 27-28, and features a keynote address by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Colombia
US to Provide Colombia with $10 Million for Landmine Clearance
[TMN] The United States will provide Colombia with $10 million to help clear the South American country of landmines, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

GLOBAL

Enable Newsletter October 2016
[DESA] The UN Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DESA/DSPD) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities. 

 

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