Landmine News Roundup, Feb. 1: Children in Myanmar Vulnerable to Landmines

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The News Roundup of the Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) brings together articles from government and media agencies to raise awareness about the ongoing threat of landmines throughout various regions around the world. The information listed here is strictly for educational purposes and the CLMF does not endorse the original source of the content.

 

Children in Myanmar remain one of the most vulnerable populations to landmines. As schools continue to see casualties, the UNICEF Child Protection chief stresses the need for mine education and awareness.

http://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/broken-sanctuary-attacks-schools-are-assaults-children-s-rights

 

The Mine Kafon Drone is a newly developed airborne de-mining system that clears landmines about 20 times faster, and 200 times cheaper than current methods. The system clears landmines while the operator is in complete safety. The project on Kickstarter has already raised around $200,000.

https://www.good.is/articles/wind-ball-landmines

 

Cairns Rotary members in Australia contribute to the purchase of 11 robotic hands for landmine victims in South East Asia.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/cairns-rotary-volunteers-give-helping-robotic-hands-to-landmine-victims/news-story/0cac7fa3401b94fcc5b990fd33e2c676

 

 

 



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