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Today's Mine Action News (5th October 2017)

Posted on October, 5 2017

AFRICA

Libya
4 Dead, 9 Wounded in Landmine Explosions in Benghazi During September
[Libya Observer] 4 people were dead and 9 others injured last September in Benghazi due to landmines and explosive devices, Al-Jalaa Hospital for Surgery and Accidents has announced.

Sudan
Sudan: Kassala State to Be Declared Free of Mines By End of Current Year
[Sudan News Agency - All Africa] The National Mine Action Center(NMAC) in Sudan set end of current year a date for declaring Kassala State free of landmines and remnants of war.

ASIA

Cambodia
Bomb Disposal Gets Underway
[Khmer Times] The Cambodian Mine Action Centre and chemical weapons experts yesterday began an operation to remove two Vietnam War-era bombs from a school and pagoda in Svay Rieng province.

Viet Nam
Villagers Haunted by the Scars of Conflict
[Khmer Times] For Sar Hun, memories of the US bombing campaign during the Vietnam War are still clear as day.

EUROPE

Bosnia and Herzegovina
'The Killer Is Still Waiting': Two Decades On, Land Mines Still Wreaking Havoc In Bosnia
[Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty] It's been more than two decades since the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina ended, but Plamenko Priganica knows the enemy still lurks in the Majevica hills near his home in Tuzla.

Germany
WWII Bomb Forces Evacuation of 10,000 in Berlin
[The Local - AFP] About 10,000 people in Berlin were forced to leave their homes on Monday as bomb disposal units prepared to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.

UK
How the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Invests in Developing Countries
[Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom] Some of the most successful projects include: strengthening peace and security in the Gaza Strip though support to the UN Mine Action Service: 39 sites have been cleared of deep buried bombs and 1 million tons of rubble removed since the conflict in 2014.

OCEANIA

Fiji
Unexploded Bomb Found Near Munda Airport Runway
[Fiji Times] An unexploded bomb (UXO) was found 32 metres from the Munda Airport runway in the Solomon Islands' Western Province last Monday.

GLOBAL

Featuring OMEGA James Bond Commander’s Limited Edition Series
[Christie's] Christie’s Watches Online presents our October sale featuring the OMEGA James Bond Commander’s Limited Edition Series and a curated selection of iconic vintage and modern watches from many renowned makers. The online auction is led by three OMEGA “Commander’s Watch” models— inspired by James Bond’s rank and regalia — with all proceeds from the sale of these examples going to UNICEF, UNMAS and a number of charitable organizations. 
 

Disclaimer: The clippings below are selected world media articles for the information of UN personnel. The inclusion of articles does not imply endorsement by the UN.