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31 Jan 2017 description

Over the five-year period since 2011, international support to mine action peaked in 2012 at $498.9 million, followed by a sharp decline in the next years all the way down to $352 million in 2015.

The top ten donors to mine action between 2011-2015 were: the United States, Japan, the European Union, Norway, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Sweden.

03 Dec 2014 description

Sharp drop in landmine casualties; but international funding for remaining mine clearance declines

(Washington DC, USA, 3 December 2014): Fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, said the latest annual report of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Landmine Monitor 2014 was released on the seventeenth anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban Treaty.

19 Nov 2014 description

Marking Universal Children's Day, 20 November, the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Victim Assistance Team releases a fact sheet on ‘The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children’.

The factsheet, The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children, produced annually since 2009, provides an update on casualty data and assistance to child survivors in 2013.

Child casualties

06 Sep 2014 description

(San Jose, Costa Rica, 5 September 2014) Central America this week became the first region to become free of cluster munitions with Belize’s accession to the international treaty banning cluster munitions, said the Cluster Munition Coalition at the close of the treaty’s meeting. In addition, the Republic of Congo announced ratification of the treaty at the meeting, bringing up to 114 the number of states that have joined the Convention.

27 Aug 2014 description
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Strong Progress on Cluster Bomb Eradication

Shocking civilian victim rise reported in Syria as states rally to decry use of banned bombs

(Washington DC, 27 August 2014): Countries are destroying tens of millions of explosive submunitions from stockpiles and in clearance operations, while even those not yet onboard the international ban treaty have condemned the use of cluster munitions in Syria, Ukraine, and South Sudan, according to an annual global report released today by the Cluster Munition Coalition.

15 Apr 2014 description

News from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines - Cluster Munition Coalition

13 Feb 2014 description

(London, 13 February 2014): The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) condemns the use of cluster munitions in South Sudan following reports that the UN Mine Action Service has found new cluster munition contamination near the town of Bor on the road to Juba, capital of South Sudan. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the use of cluster munitions in South Sudan in a statement issued yesterday.

20 Jun 2013 description

Landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance add threat to refugees fleeing Syria and worldwide says new Landmine and Cluster Munition briefing paper on World Refugee Day

(20 June 2013) On World Refugee Day the Nobel Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is calling on states to eliminate the harrowing risks that refugees and asylum seekers face from landmines and unexploded ordnance. States must protect refugee victims and urgently respond to their needs.