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Iraq

Northern Iraq MAG Update

At this time of year in northern Iraq it is very hot and dry. Even though it is only the beginning of summer, there is already a serious shortage of water in the region. This is because of the lack...

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Azerbaijan

Powerline clearance in Azerbaijan

From 1988 through 1994, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people. A moving front line resulted in mass destruction of housing and...

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Sudan

More news from southern Sudan

As reported in the last Newsletter MAG's programme supports the local NGO Operation Save Innocent Lives (OSIL) with technical and community liaison assistance. A MAG Technical Advisor currently in...

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Sierra Leone

Landmines found southern Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - British troops serving in Sierra Leone have retrieved 40 landmines in the southern area of Potoru, UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) spokesperson Margett Novicki...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Floods bring new danger from landmines in Bosnia

44/01 Geneva, Sarajevo 26 June 2001- Widespread flooding in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina has seriously affected thousands of people still struggling to recover in the aftermath of war. Mines which...

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Serbia + 1 more

U.S. soldier injured by landmine

From KFOR News Update Pristina, 26 June 2001 By Maj. Axel-Bernd Jandesek, KFOR Spokesman A tragic accident occurred yesterday noon, when an U.S. KFOR soldier stepped on a landmine near Vernez /...

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Sudan

Landmines claim 70,000 victims in Sudan

By Yahya el Hassan, PANA Correspondent Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Some 70,000 persons were hit by landmines in the war zones of south and Eastern Sudan during 1996-2001, former commissioner of...

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Angola

Angola/Malange: 18 People killed in landmine blast

Malange, 06/08 - At least 18 people were killed and another eight injured Thursday in a landmine blast that also destroyed a "Land Rover" vehicle on the Malange-Catala road, in the northern province...

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Eritrea + 1 more

Eritrea programme update

After many years of conflict with Ethiopia, Eritrea gained independence in 1993. A continuing border dispute between the two countries has resulted in irregular and sometimes very heavy fighting...

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Sudan

Operation Save Innocent Lives - southern Sudan

Sudan, the largest country in Africa, was jointly ruled by Britain and Egypt until independence in 1956. Conflict followed, with the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)...

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Somalia

Somalia: UN helps to train refugees in landmine awareness

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees living in two camps in Djibouti are being trained in mine awareness and safety measures by the United Nations, in order to reduce possible future injuries and...

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Afghanistan + 8 more

ICBL Landmine Update Apr 2001

Covering December - March 2001 The Landmine Update is the International Campaign to Ban Landmines' quarterly newsletter. Note that the web edition also has list of available new resources at the ICBL...

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Eritrea + 1 more

Another UN vehicle hits landmine in Eritrea: UN mission

The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) today reported that a vehicle investigating yesterday's mine incident hit another landmine on the road north of Tsorena, Eritrea, injuring a...

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World

A Study of Socio-Economic Approaches to Mine Action

This study aims to identify social and economic analytical tools by which mine action programs can be more effectively planned, managed and evaluated. Case studies of Kosovo, Mozambique and the Lao...

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Angola + 7 more

CWS Revised Landmines Appeal

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 36 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A 36...

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Sudan

Sudan: Current landmine/UXO situation

Over the past 44 years since independence Sudan has witnessed relative peace for only 11 years between 1972 and 1983. The war in Sudan is primarily concentrated in the southern region but has reached...

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Iraq

Iraq: Mines Advisory Group program update in northern Iraq

MAG began operations in 1992 in the Kurdish controlled region of northern Iraq. The majority of the minefields in the region were laid during the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88; others were laid by Iraqi...

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