Canadian Landmine Foundation Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:59:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3000+ Landmines Cleared and Destroyed in Africa Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:59:42 +0000 Latest reports out of Africa point to drastic landmine clearance efforts in 2014. At least 1.4 million square metres of land were cleared in Angola’s Cunene province by de-mining actions of the Angolan Armed Forces, and a total of 3,472 landmines were discovered and destroyed in Algeria by the People’s National Army (ANP) along the]]> 0 Ottawa Treaty Anniversary: Canada Urged to Boost Support Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:11:43 +0000   The international treaty to ban landmines signed in Ottawa on 3 December 1997 is slowly eradicating the production and use of the anti-personnel landmines around the world, but according to an annual report of Landmine Monitor released by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), Canada no longer ranks amongst the top]]> 0 Report: Child Landmine Victims Rise Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:42:40 +0000   The annual Landmine Monitor report of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), suggests that the number of child landmine victims is unfortunately rising. According to ICBL-CMC, which is one of the world’s leading anti-landmine groups, Afghanistan has the world’s highest number of children killed or wounded by landmines and]]> 0 Handicap International Urges British Prime Minister to Help Save Lives and Limbs Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:09:03 +0000 A new petition launched by and circulated online by Handicap International UK is urging British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ensure that important aim helps save the lives and limbs of civilians affected by conflict. “With conflict gripping the Middle East, increasing numbers of civilians are in danger from landmines and explosive remnants of war.]]> 0 Report: Anti-Personnel Landmines Used in Libya Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:03:36 +0000 Credible evidence has emerged that one or more militia groups in Libya recently used anti-personnel landmines during an armed conflict involving a Zintan alliance and the Libya Dawn alliance at Tripoli Airport in July and August 2014. “The use of anti-personnel landmines by any party anywhere is unacceptable … All parties should order their forces]]> 0