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Reuters | June 22, 2011

Makeshift ‘museums’ displaying a large range of munitions and attracting hundreds of curious visitors every day are a disaster waiting to happen.

The one pictured left, on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata, is amongst the largest, intended as a reminder of what happened here at the site of intense fighting between the rebels and Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. (more…)

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United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Press Release

Baghdad, Iraq, 5 April 2011 – To commemorate Global Mine Action Day, the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the United Nations in Iraq held today a press conference on mine action in Iraq at the UNAMI Headquarters in Baghdad. Representatives of national, regional and international media outlets in Iraq listened and interacted with the Deputy Minister of Environment, Dr Kamal Latif,  the Head of Humanitarian and Development Office at UNAMI, Mr. Daniel Augstburger, and Major General Hadi Athab, Director of Military Engineering at the Ministry of Defence, who briefed them on Iraq’s continued commitment to building awareness on the dangers of landmines and clearing the country from explosive remnants of war, while supporting the victims who have been affected by them. (more…)

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18-01-2011 Operational Update No 01/11

Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other lethal debris of war are still a serious threat in Iraq. They add to the many hardships that Iraqi civilians must deal with as a consequence of decades of armed conflict. The ICRC recently stepped up its efforts to help the civilian population get back on their feet by launching an initiative to reduce the impact of weapon contamination. (more…)

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Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Excerpts from OPT Weekly Protection of Civilians Report: 10-23 November 2010
Date: 23 Nov 2010

Gaza Strip

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured ten others in incidents involving air strikes and access restrictions to land near the fence dividing Israel and the Gaza Strip.
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17 Nov 2010
04:54:04 GMT

Source: Reuters

PHNOM PENH, Nov 17 (Reuters)
Fourteen Cambodians have been killed by an anti-tank landmine left over from years of war that went off when they were travelling down a remote road, police said on Wednesday.

A baby girl and nine women were among the dead in the blast which hit their trailer being pulled by a tractor late on Tuesday in Battambang province, in the northwest, said district police chief Bith Sambo.

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VIENTIANE, 8 November 2010 (IRIN)

Delegates from more than 100 countries are discussing the Convention on Cluster Munitions at the First Meeting of States Parties on 9 November in Vientiane, Laos, the world’s most affected country.


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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:07am EDT
Reporting by Mohammad Hamed; Writing by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Bryson Hull

Eight Afghan children were killed while playing with a rocket round left in a village on Sunday in northern Kunduz province, an official said.

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