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23 Feb 2018 description

En Colombia 2006 fue el año en el que se presentó el mayor número de víctimas por estos artefactos explosivos, con 1.232 casos, en tanto que 10 años después, en 2016, se registraron 89 víctimas.

En 2017 se vieron afectadas por este flagelo 50 personas, una reducción del 44 % en comparación con el mismo periodo de 2016. En lo que va corrido de este año se han reportado tres víctimas.

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, we helped improve the lives of 65,700 people.

The facts and figures below indicate the impact of our humanitarian work in Colombia in 2017, much of which was carried out in cooperation with the Colombian Red Cross.

  • 690 relatives of missing people received support and were advised of their rights.

  • 271 people learned the fate of a missing loved one; half were notified of their loved one's death and half were helped to get back in touch with their missing relative.

22 Feb 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name Handicap International in the DRC) has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. From January 2016 to December 2017, HI and its local partner, Africa for Anti-Mine Action (AFRILAM) cleared 34,520 meters of land of mines, freeing 5,600 people of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war, the legacy of conflicts between armed groups in the region which started in the 1990s.

22 Feb 2018 description

Ana Cristina Campos reports from Agência Brasil

Representatives from the governments of Brazil and Colombia met this Tuesday (Feb 21) at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations to discuss the impact of the increased influx of Venezuelans into the two countries. According to Brazil Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, the countries have exchanged experiences and information as to how to bolster cooperation efforts to address this “social emergency.”

21 Feb 2018 description

Brasilia (Brasil), 21 de febrero de 2018 El ministro de Defensa, Luis Carlos Villegas, firmó junto a su homólogo, Raul Belens Jugmann, un acuerdo de entendimiento que corrobora la ayuda de Brasil para Colombia en materia de desminado humanitario.

20 Feb 2018 description

Funding for the humanitarian response in 2018 will determine how many people affected by the Ukrainian conflict receive assistance

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

20 Feb 2018 description
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Baghdad, 20 February 2018 – One in 10 internally displaced persons (IDPs) not planning to return home cites explosive hazards as the reason.

19 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

19 Feb 2018 description

SA'ADA, 19th February, 2018 (WAM) -- With support from the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, combat engineer units from the Yemeni National Army Forces have deactivated 3,000 landmines and explosive devices, which were planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in several areas of the Baqim District, in the Sa'ada Governorate of Yemen.

19 Feb 2018 description
report HALO Trust

Following 10 years of mine clearance operations funded by the UK Government, The HALO Trust has handed over the Province of Herat in western Afghanistan to the local government.

Meanwhile, this week Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, visited The HALO Trust in Afghanistan during the Scottish Parliamentary recess. The Scottish Conservative leader spent four days in Kabul at the invitation of the Dumfriesshire based HALO Trust - the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance operation.

17 Feb 2018 description

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Dear Ambassador,

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished participants,
Dear friends,

Greetings from New York City.

I understand that the 2018 vintage of mine action week is again a great success. I miss being with my colleagues and friends.

I also miss being with you, MASG participants, at the US mission. I am glad that my UN colleagues are there and that, thanks to technology and with the support of the US mission and you, Stan, I am still able to feel that I am with you.

16 Feb 2018 description

by Jared Ferrie | @jaredferrie | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Most landmines in Afghanistan are a legacy of conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s

PHNOM PENH Feb 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan's deadliest province for landmines has been declared free of the explosive devices after a decade-long clearance effort, the demining group HALO Trust said on Thursday.

The organisation said it had cleared more than 600 minefields in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, opening up 40 million square metres, or 15.5 square miles, of farmland.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland 5 February 2018

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Excellencies, colleagues,

Thank you all for joining our briefing today on the humanitarian situation in Libya. I welcome on the podium the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, and Mr. Patrick Youssef, Deputy Regional Director for Africa Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross. I also welcome Mr. Adel Shaltut, Chargé d’affaires at the Permanent Mission of the State of Libya to the United Nations in Geneva.

15 Feb 2018 description

Ukraine: In 2017, ICRC helped thousands of people affected by Donbas conflict

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.