Posts Tagged ‘landmines’

MURUGANDI, 7 April 2010 (IRIN) – Residents in conflict-affected northern Sri Lanka, still reeling from the effects of more than 25 years of war, are taking small but significant steps on the country’s long road to recovery. (more…)

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It’s only 9am but already it’s over 30 degrees in the ‘Vanni’, the rice-bowl region of northern Sri Lanka.

Yet Saila Jan, a 29 year-old mother of two, has already been at work for a couple of hours and is now taking a well earned break from the paddy field she’s been toiling away in. Despite the heat, she smiles: (more…)

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by Tara Bhattarai, The Press Institute

Friday – March 19, 2010


KATHMANDU, NEPAL — It was 8:30 a.m. on May 14, 2007 when Sunita Ghale, 21, and five friends went into the forest near their village to collect mushrooms for their families’ dinners. (more…)

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By KAMAL RAJ SIGDEL, The Kathmandu Post

February 18, 2010


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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February 2, 2010

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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January 29, 2010
Source: Reuters


MOSCOW, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Mines killed at least one person and wounded seven others in Georgia’s rebel Abkhazia region on Friday, Russian news agencies reported. (more…)

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By Murray Wardrop
Published: 8:41AM BST 06 Jul 2009

Lord Bingham, who retired last year as a senior law lord, said the aircraft could follow other weapons considered “so cruel as to be beyond the pale of human tolerance” in being consigned to the history books. (more…)

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