Canadian Landmine Foundation Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:48:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Over 750,000 Landmines Cleared in Algeria Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:46:54 +0000 The Algerian People’s National Army (PNA) announced that it cleared and destroyed a total of 758,607 landmines along the country’s eastern and western borders within the past ten years. Most of the landmines date to the 1956-1962 colonial period and war of independence against France. The first de-mining operations in Algeria took place in 1963]]> 0 Thirty-Four Mine Clearing Personnel Killed In Afghanistan Last Year Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:42:43 +0000 A record number of landmine clearing personnel were killed in Afghanistan in 2014, a United Nations backed mine clearing organization said Thursday. “The total of 34 deminers killed in 2014 is almost equal to the total number over the previous four years combined” - Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) Many of the deaths]]> 0 “Deadly Debris”: Clearing Landmines in Mozambique Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:06:01 +0000 For the past 20 years efforts to remove landmines in Mozambique have been under way and have resulted in significant change. A team of journalists from Northwestern University have created an educational video titled “Deadly Debris” which documents the impact that landmines have had on both the local community and the world at large. To]]> 0 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