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COLOMBO, 28 May 2010 (IRIN) – The recent death of a French de-miner in northern Sri Lanka highlights the ongoing threat of landmines in preventing the safe return of tens of thousands of conflict-displaced.

Dominique Morin, who worked for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, was killed on 10 May when a device he was handling exploded in the village of Kakkayankulam West, in eastern Mannar District.   (more…)

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Tharmalingam Sountharrajan had little knowledge of the bomb-making factory 700 metres from the family home in the heart of his village.

Containing hundreds of mines, explosives, mortars and other items, the site was a deadly cocktail of badly stored weapons. (more…)

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By KAMAL RAJ SIGDEL, The Kathmandu Post

February 18, 2010

http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2010/02/18/top-stories/Nepal-has-an-intl-story-to-showcase/5283/

In what appears to be a successful story for the world to replicate, Nepal has completed 50 percent of the total demining operations, an important aspect of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). If the work goes unobstructed, the demining is likely to be completed by 2011, making Nepal the first example in the world to complete the job following International Mine Standard (IMS) within the shortest time. (more…)

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By IRIN

February 2, 2010

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=87953
ABUDA, 2 February 2010 (IRIN) – Mohamed Olhaye Nour, 60, last cultivated his farm in Abuda, 24km southwest of Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, more than two decades ago. (more…)

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