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23 May 2018 description

Civilians were majority of casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2017. The report records a 15 per cent increase in casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017, compared to 2016.

23 Jun 2015 description
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The past year was particularly productive for the GICHD: we helped achieve more clarity on the global extent of explosive contamination and strengthened national capacities. We had a positive impact on national mine action programmes and supported wider security and development issues. Finally, with the invaluable support of our governance and partners, we developed our new 2015-2018 Strategy.

We are proud of the work we accomplished and we hope you enjoy reading about it.

10 Sep 2012 description

This document provides simple practical guidance on land issues for mine action organisations. It covers the following topics: why land matters for mine action; land rights and land release; what mine action organisations can do; and where to get additional information and support.

16 Apr 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report gives an overview of the capacity development/transition process of the Sudan mine action programme (MAP), from its establishment in 2003 till 2011.

30 Dec 2010 description

GICHD POLICY BRIEF | DECEMBER 2010

KEY MESSAGES

  • Land and property are often central issues in the build up to conflict, in the strategies pursued by combatants and in post-conflict recovery

  • Mine action organisations are not neutral when it comes to land rights. Releasing land which was previously contaminated with landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and making it accessible changes its status. This inevitably involves land rights issues, even if the intent is to avoid them.

30 Nov 2010 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

    After two civil wars spanning almost fifty years, Southern Sudan is the recently created autonomous region of the Republic of Sudan. The ten states forming Southern Sudan cover a vast, generally sparsely populated area While there are no reliable statistics to examine demographic .and socio-economic trends, those that are available indicate that the region is one of the least developed in the world.

    Although more than 90 per cent of the region is suitable for agriculture, it remains heavily dependent on food-importation and international food aid.

30 Apr 2006 description

On invitation of the Government of National Unity of the Republic of Sudan, a GICHD delegation visited Khartoum and Juba from 21 to 30 April 2006. The aim of the visit was to explore possibilities to support the Sudanese Government. To this end, the delegation met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Defence, with the First Vice-President of the Government of National Unity and President of Southern Sudan, with representatives from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and of the National Mine Action Authority as well as the National Mine Action Centres.

22 Apr 2005 description


GENERAL OVERVIEW

1. During the first three months of the year 2005, the GICHD continued and consolidated its activities in the fields of operational assistance, research and support to instruments of international law. It also started its training initiative in mine action information management (see para. 4 and 11 below).

OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE

2. The first core activity of the GICHD is the provision of specific operational support and assistance to on-going mine action activities and programmes, including those run by the UN.