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Afghanistan + 7 more

Press conference on campaign to ban landmines

At a Headquarters press conference this morning, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Canada, Stephen Goose, Programme Director of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch, and Jody Williams, a 1997...

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Afghanistan + 13 more

ICBL Landmine Update Sep 2001

Covering April - August 2001 The Landmine Update is the International Campaign to Ban Landmines' quarterly newsletter. This edition is followed by a calendar of upcoming events and list of available...

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Afghanistan

Landmine Monitor Fact Sheet: Landmines in Afghanistan

In the year 2000, an average of about eighty-eight casualties per month were attributed to landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Afghanistan. This represents a sharp decline from recorded...

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Iraq

Three Iraqi boys reported killed in landmine blast

Amman (dpa) - Three Iraqi brothers were killed Thursday when a leftover landmine went off in the province of Basra in southern Iraq, the official Iraq News Agency (INA) reported. The three boys aged...

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Landmine Monitor Report 2001: Toward a Mine-Free World

In the context of the Mine Ban Treaty, which entered into force on March 1999, this report for the year 2001 measures the concrete impact of the Treaty on the global mine problem. Individual...

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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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