In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.
On the week of July 8th Africa was marked by several important attacks and developments.
Clearing four-decades old landmines will protect endangered elephants, lions and local communities
Harare, Zimbabwe — APOPO, the charity famed for its use of specially trained rats in landmine and tuberculosis detection, is proud to announce it will begin clearing landmines in Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife conservation area and important elephant migration area, coinciding with new beginnings in the country.
The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices
Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan
There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.
By Huma Haider
Is there evidence that the degree of respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) during an armed conflict affects peace processes (improves the prospects for peace-making)?
More Countries Joining Ban Treaty
(Geneva, September 1, 2016) – Cluster munition attacks in Syria and Yemen are causing unacceptable civilian suffering and deserve a strong response, Human Rights Watch said today during the release of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report.
L’évaluation a été confié au Centre International de Déminage Humanitaire de Genève (CIDHG) agissant en partenariat avec le programme universitaire indépendant Small Arms Survey. Le mandat comprenait:
L'évaluation de l'efficacité des activités de dépollution de la zone de Mpila à Brazzaville;
L'évaluation des processus de coordination entre les autorités nationales, l'équipe de l’action contre les mines des Nations unies (UNMAT), les partenaires d'exécution, les bailleurs de fonds et les autres parties prenantes;
JOHANNESBURG, 16 September (IRIN) - Angola suffered the most landmine casualties in Southern Africa last year, with 660 people - most of them civilians - killed or injured, according to a new report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
JOHANNESBURG, 3 May (IRIN)=A0- Delegates attending the first meeting of signatories of the 1997 Ottawa Landmine Ban Treaty which opened in Maputo, Mozambique, on Monday, were told that three African countries which had put their signatures to the treaty had failed to comply with its terms.
JOHANNESBURG, 1 March 1999 (IRIN) -=A0An international treaty which bans the use, stockpile and production of anti-personnel mines which was signed by over 130 countries in Ottawa in December 1997 and ratified by a further 50 nations came into effect on Monday.