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The Month in Mines, August 2017

Twenty years ago this month, the world lost one of the most public opponents of landmines, Princess Diana.  While she is often credited with helping to bring about the global ban on anti-personnel landmines, the efforts that led to the Mine Ban Treaty started long before Princess Diana’s walk through an Angolan minefield or her meetings with Bosnian survivors.  828 more words

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Swiss pioneers: Swiss engineer takes on killer landmines

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Swiss engineer, Frédéric Guerne, has dedicated half his life to making machines that clear land mines. 294 more words

Europe

Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

AFP

© POOL/AFP/File | Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country… 379 more words

Photo Essay: Iraq's Landmine Killing Fields

08 September 2017 |All photographs by Sean Sutton for the Mines Advisory Group| The Guardian

“After decades of conflict, Iraq has been left littered with unexploded booby-traps. 283 more words

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EXCLUSIVE: Myanmar set landmines near border: sources

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Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border -- Bangladesh formally lodges protest

Al Jazeera

Minister denies reports of laying landmines whose purpose may be to prevent return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with  869 more words

The Month in Mines, July 2017

The Convention on Cluster Munitions gets a boost this month in advance of the anniversary of the Convention on August 1st.  Two West African countries, Benin and The Gambia, ratified and made progress towards ratification, respectively.  1,046 more words

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