Canadian Landmine Foundation Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:25:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Canada promises $12 Million for Mine Action Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:52:41 +0000 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) used today’s twenty-year anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty signing to announce a new $12 million contribution to international mine action. According to The Globe and Mail‘s Michelle Zilio, the new commitment will be on top of the $17 million Canada has already contributed to mine action this year. This new contribution will help […]]]> Unfinished Business: The Ottawa Treaty at 20 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:43:52 +0000 The twentieth birthday of the Ottawa Treaty is upon us! On December 4, 2017, representatives of the Canadian Landmine Foundation met with parliamentarians, government officials, diplomats, civil society, deminers and landmine survivors to celebrate the success of the Treaty and discuss how to meet the goal of a mine free world by 2025. These discussions […]]]> Demining a War Zone: Landmines in Ukraine Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:19:33 +0000 According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the Dunbas region in east Ukraine is quickly becoming one of the most mined regions in the world. Since the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014, use of landmines on both sides of the conflict has left a deadly legacy buried in Ukrainian fields. There have […]]]> TED Talk Describes Landmine Avoidance App Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:46:11 +0000 New technologies play an important role in demining tools and strategies. In this talk from June 2017, TED Resident Carlos Bautista describes an app he is developing to tag landmines using GPS tracking and guide travellers around them.  ]]> Food for thought: Landmines and agriculture Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:15:02 +0000 According to an iPolitics article by Ontario NDP MP Cheryl Hardcastle, landmine contamination in Zimbabwe, Angola, and Cambodia has a serious impact upon rural communities’ abilities to produce food. Mines deny farmers access to land, depress food production, and even kill valuable livestock. Landmines are partially responsible for transforming post-Civil War Angola from a net exporter […]]]>