Canadian Landmine Foundation Wed, 23 May 2018 14:18:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 An Interview With Richard Fitoussi Wed, 23 May 2018 14:07:03 +0000 The Canadian Landmine Foundation’s Paul Esau recently caught up with filmmaker Richard Fitoussi about his new project, Lloyd, which chronicles the political achievements of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lloyd Axworthy, in working directly with government representatives and members of civil society to engineer the 1997 Ottawa Treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines. Richard Fitoussi has been […]]]> Defuser Newsletter – May Tue, 15 May 2018 13:20:42 +0000 1. Team 5 Reporting In! The CLMF began partnering with Cambodian Self-Help Demining (CSHD) in the fall of 2017. We directly sponsor their fifth EOD team, which has set a blistering pace demining and defusing dangerous remnants of war in Siem Reap province. Check out our handy infographic to see some of the numbers through the first quarter […]]]> Team 5 First Quarter Summary Mon, 07 May 2018 19:50:45 +0000 What has our sponsored team been up to in the first months of 2018? According to our partner Bill Morse of the Landmine Relief Fund, they’ve been defusing mines, mortars, and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs), clearing land for agricultural use, and educating Cambodians about Mine Risk Education. Here are some numbers for the first […]]]> Hot Docs Feature: The Deminer Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:10:26 +0000 Fakhir, an Iraqi soldier, daily risked his life in post-Hussein Iraq to defuse mines and IEDs on a quest to make life safer for his family and fellow citizens. His story is the subject of a new documentary, The Deminer, which will be premiering later this month at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto. The […]]]> Defuser Newsletter – April Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:37:05 +0000 1. Demine Robotics To Begin Field Testing in Cambodia Two years ago, the Foundation helped a small Waterloo-based tech startup, the Landmine Boys, with a grant of $5000. Founders Richard Yim and Christian Lee were trying to create a demining robot which would automate the tricky business of excavating and defusing anti-personnel landmines. Today, their rebranded company, […]]]>