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26 May 2018 description

Dr James Kearney, Advocacy Director

At the end of 2017, AOAV travelled to Mozambique where we interviewed victims of landmines from Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda in an attempt to answer the question: ‘when the landmines are gone, what challenges remain for those who have been maimed by them?’ This is a record of their testimonies.

Introduction: an international challenge; a personal trial

26 May 2018 description

Caxito - Some 14, 796 unexploded ordnance were destroyed Friday in Icau locality, Dande municipality (northern Bengo province).

This is part of the ongoing demining process in the country, the head of operations of the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Bengo, Paulo Canganjo, told the press.

Several metals, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, were among the devices destroyed by INAD.

26 May 2018 description
report Frontier Post

Written by The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: A roadside bomb claimed the life of three persons and wounded four others in the Barak-e-Barak district of Logar province, police said Friday.

25 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Two million people at risk of becoming severely food insecure due to the ongoing drought.

• Humanitarian partners need US$115 million to respond to the needs of the 1.4 million most vulnerable people hit by the drought.

• REACH study sheds light on stark living conditions and lack of services in areas under control of armed groups.

• Health professionals call for universal access to health care on 7 April for World Health Day.

• Qatar is a new donor to the CHF-Afghanistan with a $2 million contribution

25 May 2018 description

The threat posed by unexploded ordnance (UXO) remains largely unacknowledged due to a lack of awareness and sensitization. To counter this and ensure safety of the population, the ICRC supports Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to regularly conduct risk awareness sessions. People are sensitized about the threat of unexploded ordnance during these sessions, as a result of which a few community members now actively volunteer to spread awareness about it.

24 May 2018 description

Montañita, Colombia – Yeimy comienza sus mañanas de forma similar a como solía hacerlo cuando era una combatiente de las FARC-EP en las montañas de Antioquia, levantándose a las cinco de la mañana, haciendo su cama, bebiendo una taza de café y dirigiéndose para una clase temprana antes del comienzo de sus deberes militares. Solo que ahora vive en Aguabonita, uno de los 26 “Espacios Territoriales para Capacitación y Reincorporación”, zonas de tamaño de campamentos en todo el país, y la clase que toma es parte de un curso sobre gestión de calidad interna para el desminado humanitario.

24 May 2018 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 15 MAY 2018)

  • 1,485,295 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

24 May 2018 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. The situation overview covers the period from 15 April – 15 May 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 June 2018.

Highlights

• An estimated 132,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017 and 175,000 to Deir-ez Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe.

24 May 2018 description

Geneva, Amman, Nay Pyi Taw - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Special Envoy HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein will make an official three-day visit to Myanmar starting 28 May. The Envoy will hold meetings with H.E. Lt. Gen. Sein Win, Union Minister for Defense and H.E. U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation. In addition, the Convention delegation will meet with partners in mine action in Myanmar including representative of various governments, the European Union and its Member States, United Nations agencies, ICRC, ICBL and mine clearance operators.

24 May 2018 description

Wars should end when the fighting stops. But anti-personnel mines continue to kill and maim even though the war is over. And it is mainly civilians who suffer the horrific consequences.

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.