Mine Action Projects Funded by CLMF: Detection and Clearance

Since the inception of the Canadian Landmine Foundation in 1999, and the beginning of our partnership with Adopt-A-Minefield (AAM) in 2000, Canadians have funded $3,700,000 in mine action projects around the world. Almost 2,000,000 square metres have been cleared, hundreds of victims have been assisted, mine detection dogs have been funded and many awareness projects have been undertaken. Every step we take moves us closer to a world safe from landmines. For project details please click on the links below.

In the early years, the CLMF was greatly assisted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). We are grateful for that support. To learn more about DFATD, please click here.

 

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Afghanistan

2008
Location: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Donor: Peacekeepers Day, the Artist BLAKE

The project funded one month of mine clearance in Afghanistan’s eastern province, that borders on Pakistan. The project was undertaken in honour of MGen. Lewis MacKenzie.

2008
Location: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Donor: Peacekeepers Day, the Artist BLAKE

The project funded one month of mine clearance in Afghanistan’s eastern province, that borders on Pakistan. The project was undertaken in honour of RCMP’s International Peace Operations Branch.

2008
Location: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Donor: Peacekeepers Day, the Artist BLAKE

The project funded one month of mine clearance in Afghanistan’s eastern province, that borders on Pakistan. The project was undertaken in honour of Canadian diplomat Glyn Berry.

2008
Location: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Donor: Peacekeepers Day, the Artist BLAKE

The project funded one month of mine clearance in Afghanistan’s eastern province, that borders on Pakistan. The project was undertaken in honour of the Military Wives Sisterhood of Brandon MB.

2006 MDC-5-27
Location: Herat, Afghanistan
Donor: Waterloo N1KD event hosted by Mayor Herb Epp and Dr. John English

The project funded the work of a Afghan team from the Mine Detection Dog Center (MDC) for the full month of May 2006. MDC was founded in 1989 to address the problem of mines and UXO and return mine-free land to the people of Afghanistan allowing the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes; and the resumption of essential economic activity.

2006 MDC-5-32/33
Location: Herat, Afghanistan
Donor: Rotary Districts across Canada led by 7080 and 7090, Anglican Church of Canada N1KD

The project funded the work of a Afghan team from the Mine Detection Dog Center (MDC) for the two full months of October and November 2006 allowing the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes; and the resumption of essential economic activity.

2006 MDC -5-30
Location: Herat, Afghanistan
Donor: Donors to Peacekeepers Day and Night of A Thousand Dinners Hosts in Canada

The project funded the work of a Afghan team from the Mine Detection Dog Center (MDC) for the month of August 2006 in honour of Major General (ret.) Alain R. Forand, CMM, OStJ, SC, MSC, CD. Details of General Forand’s 33-year career can be seen in the Hall of Honour of the Day of 1,000 Lunches/ Peacekeepers section of this website.

2005 ATC 07-23
Location: Kabul
Donor: Peacekeepers Demining Fund in memory of the Buffalo 9

The clearance of 60,000 square metres of land through the Afghan Technical Consultants. Details of the ‘Buffalo 9′ can be seen in the Hall of Honour of the Day of 1,000 Lunches/ Peacekeepers section of this website.

2005 ATC 07-17 and 18
Location: Parwan
Donor: Royal Canadian Legion #177 Mt Pleasant Branch

As a sixtieth anniversary celebration, the Mt. Pleasant Legion of Vancouver B.C. undertook a major clearance near where the Canadian Forces were serving. During the months of August and September over 2,600 explosive remnants of war were removed and destroyed by Afghan Technical Consultants.

2003 ATC-07-08
Location: Kabul
Donor: Peacekeepers Demining Fund in honour of 3rd Battalion Group, Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR)

The clearance of 60,000 square metres of land through the Afghan Technical Consultants. Details of the RCR noting the deaths of Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger can be seen in the Hall of Honour of the Day of 1,000 Lunches/ Peacekeepers section of this website.

2003 ATC-07-09
Location: Kabul
Donor: Senators Against Landmines in support of Peacekeepers project honouring RCR

The clearance of 60,000 square metres of land through the Afghan Technical Consultants. This project was undertaken folloing the completion of ATC-07-08 and also honours the 3rd Battalion Group, RCR.

2003 DAFA-03-05
Location: Kandahar
Donor: “In memory of Nérée Bujold” by Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This project covers humanitarian demining activities carried out during May and June of 2003. This project was undertaken by the Demining Agency for Afghanistan (DAFA) which was founded in June 1990. DAFA Team 3 operates in the southern provinces

2003 Rotary Limb Centre
Location: Kabul
Donor: Rotary Club of Toronto with Rotary Club of Bombay

Contribution of 15% of total revenue from Rotary Clubs during N1KD 2002 was put towards a project undertaken by the Rotary Club of Bombay to establish a Jaipur foot centre in Afghanistan. The funds were directed through the Rotary Club of Toronto.

2002 OMAR B 01-06
Location: Herat
Donor: Canadian Auto Workers and Canadian International Development Agency

This project funded a team of 30 Afghan deminers for a full year. The project cleared 291,810 square metres of land and impacted the lives of some 400,000 people. These activities contribute to the social and economic well being of the residents of the Herat area and increased their ability to provide for their families and interact in their communities.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2008 BiH-200
Location: Ravno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donor: Rotary Districts across Canada and Night of A Thousand Dinners Hosts in Canada

Ravno witnessed some of the most intense fighting in the beginning of the recent Balkans wars. Specific activities in this community will comprise clearance of landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) or technical survey. Aggregate areas to be cleared and surveyed during the winter of 2008-09 are approximately 55,381 square meters.

2007 BiH-100-1
Location: Srebrenica and Lopari municipalities, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donor: Day of 1,000 Lunches Hosts in Canada

The Canadian Landmine Foundation is working with the Canadian International Demining Corps to undertake demining activities in Srebrenica and Lopari municipalities, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007-08. These communities witnessed some of the most intense fighting during the recent Balkan wars. The project will benefit both Bosniak and Serb families. This project is undertaken in honour of Colonel Donald S. Ethell (profiled in the Peacekeepers Hall of Honour).

2006 BiH-100
Location: Srebrenica and Lopari municipalities, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donor: Rotary Districts across Canada and Night of A Thousand Dinners Hosts in Canada

The Canadian Landmine Foundation is working with the Canadian International Demining Corps to undertake demining activities in Srebrenica and Lopari municipalities, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2006-07. These communities witnessed some of the most intense fighting during the recent Balkan wars. The project will benefit both Bosniak and Serb families.

2005 BiH-084
Location: Prelovina
Donor: Night of A Thousand Dinners in Canada

Demining this 15,123 square metre minefield and the access road will allow for the reconstruction of houses, the cultivation of land, and will facilitate the safe return of the inhabitants.

2003 BiH-050
Location: Visori, Celic, Tuzlanski
Donor: “In honour of Daniel Livermore” by Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

A 24,568 square metre minefield in cleared in honour of Daniel Livermore, Canada’s former Ambassador for Mine Action. Demining of this site created conditions for rebuilding of housing and other infrastructure in the village of Visori.

2003 CIDC Srebrenica
Location: Srebrenica, Republika Srpska
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 34,000 square metre minefield was comprised of two components: Osmace – 21,628 square metres; Jezero-Predola – 12,143 square metres. The project was undertaken by the Canadian International Demining Corps. Impact of demining facilitated the safe rebuilding of residential property, the return of displaced persons, and the restoration of forest, agricultural and pasture land to productive use.

2002 BiH-035
Location:Bosanksa Krupa, Unsko-Sanksi,
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 24,850 square metre minefield is 1km south of Bosnaska Krupa center, near the highway towards Bihac-Banja Luka. The confrontation line from past conflict is near the site. The area around the location is densely populated and is a part of a town, bordering housing and extending into agricultural land. Several mine incidents occurred at this location, with seven people injured and three killed.

2002 BiH-039
Location: Kula, Busovaca municipality
Donor: Service Industry, individuals and CIDA

This 19,172 square metre minefield was cleared in Memory of Canadian Lieutenant-General Gordon Reay. During the war, this village was between the HVO and ABIH confrontation line. Following the war the threat of Anti-personnel (AP) mines and Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) prevented villagers from returning until its clearance in 2002.

2002 BiH-042
Location:Visoko Visoko
Donor: Rotary National, Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

The clearing of this 21,197 square metre minefield enabled the rebuilding of homes destroyed during the war. Demining this area enabled reconstruction efforts to begin, created conditions for the safe cultivation of land, and allowed the men, women and children to go about their activities and move freely in the area.

2002 BiH-043
Location: Mostar-Southeast, Herzegovacko-Neretvanski
Donor: Service Clubs and CIDA

Following clearance of this 14,644 square metre minefield, efforts were made to restore the land. Before the war, 80 households lived in the area. During the war 80 percent of the housing units here were completely devastated. Before the war, residents depended on both agriculture and cattle breeding as their main source of income.

2002 BiH-045
Location: Prebisalici
Donor: Kiwanis in Canada, Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

Clearance of the 21,500 square metre minefield enabled area residents to rebuild homes destroyed during the war. This particular location includes two houses and a water well that was not functioning and was not repaired due to the presence of mines. The line of separation during the war was located close to this project.

2002 BiH-047
Location: Godinjske Bare, Godinje, Tmovo, Republika Srpska
Donor: Service Clubs and CIDA

This 9,950 square metre minefield was the site of several incidents including one in which a 50 year old resident who activated an anti-personnel mine and another where a vehicle with French SFOR representative passengers hit an anti-tank mine.

2001 BiH-022
Location: Vranici
Donor: Rotary Clubs in 7080 and 7090 and CIDA

This 59,130 square metre field in south-eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina includes a very old community that had been deserted since the 1992-1995 conflict. Clearance of area power lines will facilitate re-establishment of the community. One hundred people, who spent years in displaced persons camps, returned home, rebuilt their lives and rebuild their economies.

2001 BiH-034-02
Location:Velika Kladusa
Donor: Rotary Club of Toronto and CIDA

Following clearance of two contiguous 8330 square metre minefield portions in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina, local inhabitants can now use that roadway to safely interact with their neighbours and market their produce.

2001 BiH-034-03
Location:Velika Kladusa
Donor: Rotary Clubs in eastern 7070 and CIDA

Following clearance of two contiguous 8330 square metre minefield portions in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina, local inhabitants can now use that roadway to safely interact with their neighbours and market their produce.

 

Cambodia

2008 CAM
Location: TBD, Cambodia
Donor: United Church in Canada participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

Awaiting project details from the UN/ Adopt-A-Minefield

2007 CAM-096
Location: Lboek Svay Village, Svay Chek Commune, Cambodia
Donor: United Church in Canada participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

The Lboek Svay Village, Svay Chek Commune is located in the Svay Chek District, Banteay Mean Chey Province and home to 629 people in 167 families. During the civil war (1979-1997) the village was used by the military and landmines were placed around the area to protect their installations. Since that time one person has been killed, four injured and three animals have been killed by landmines. De-mining this 51,951 square metre area will provide access to arable land and allow for the economic development of the village, especially for the ten poorest families who rely on farming for their livelihood.

2006 CAM-083
Location: Char Thom Village, Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia
Donor: United Church in Canada participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

The 39,810 square metre minefield is located in an area that was used as a strategic battle position during the wars from 1980-1992. This minefield has been responsible for the deaths of 27 people, and the injury of a further 7 people. In addition the minefield has caused the death of 25 domesticated animals, which greatly impaired community subsistence farming. Once the area is cleared a portion of the land will be utilized for the construction of a new school for over 600 children.

2006 CAM-SA
Donor: Peacekeepers Day events, the sale of the book ‘Vanna’s Dance’, and Night of A Thousand Dinners Hosts in Canada

This Survivor Assistance Program honours the sacrifice of Canadian Peacekeepers’ families. This project will help people who have survived a landmine accident in Cambodia. Most of them are amputees, have sustained severe internal injuries, or lost their eyesight. They need a range of assistance, including first aid, surgery, fitting of prostheses and orthoses, rehabilitation, counselling, reintegration into society, and job retraining.

2006 CAM-SA
Donor: Direct ‘in memory’ donors and Night of A Thousand Dinners Hosts in Canada

This Survivor Assistance program is undertaken in memory of Martin Conly. Details can be seen at www.martinconly.ca.

2005 CAM-SA-VV19
Location: Cambodia
Donor: Peacekeepers Demining Fund in recognition of Peacekeepers families

Support services, provided through the Vietnam Veterans Foundation of America, range from the production and distribution of mobility devices, to assistance to help disabled children attend school.

2004 CAM-068
Location: Malay
Donor: Rotary, led by District 7080, through Night of A Thousand Dinners

The 37,116 square metre minefield minefield to be cleared is close to the Malay school which has 1,766 students. Clearance allowed the school to be expanded to accomodate an additional 900 students. Following clearance of the minefield the area served as the site for the expansion of the school.

2004 CAM-070
Location: Toul Pong Ro
Donor: Youth Against Landmines

This 32,222 square metre minefield, close to the Thai border, was littered with landmines. After the end of the last conflict, three people were injured in landmine-related accidents. The cleared land has been used for the resettlement of 12 families, or 71 people in total. These families have been given their own home and plot of land to use to grow food to sustain themselves.

2003 CAM-037
Location: Stung Thmey village, Promoay commune, Veal Veng district, Pursat province

Donor: “In memory of Chester Dawe” by Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 38,826 square metre minefield is in a small village of 60 families and includes a heavily forested area. During the war, this village was contaminated with landmines and other Unexploded Ordinance (UXO). Following the war, 12 villagers were killed and another 14 seriously wounded. Clearance allowed the village to be expanded to include another 60 families.

2003 CAM-SA-VV4
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

A survivor Assistance Program in Cambodia. Vietnam Veterans Foundation of America provided support to landmine survivors and other disabled people through one of their four rehabilitation centres throughout Cambodia. Support services include the production and distribution of mobility devices, medical and rehabilitation services, assistance to help disabled children attend school, a sports reintegration program and income-generation projects for the families of disabled individuals.

2002 CAM-15-04
Location: Spean Youl Village, Chrey Seima Commune Battambang
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners, Service Clubs and CIDA

A 29,110 square metre minefield near the Cambodian-Thai border. The mine contamination on the existing road was the result of three decades of conflict. The mines prevented the villagers from having access to the rich soil in the area, which is invaluable for agriculture, and posed a threat for both villagers and livestock in the area.

2002 CAM-016(02)
Location: O’Chrey Village
Donor: Powell River Community Campaign and CIDA

This 25,000 square metre minefield, a portion of a larger field, is near the Cambodian-Thai border. It was affected during a conflict when the government built a strategic military belt (“K5″) and laid unknown numbers of mines to prevent the return of Khmer Rouge. Clearing this area saved lives and encouraged development of infrastructure.

2002 CAM-016(03)
Location: O’Chrey Village
Donor: Rotary Club of Waterloo and CIDA

This 25,000 square metre minefield, a portion of a larger field, is near the Cambodian-Thai border. It was affected during a conflict when the government built a strategic military belt (“K5″) and laid unknown numbers of mines to prevent the return of Khmer Rouge. Clearing this area saved lives and encouraged development of infrastructure.

2001 CAM-014(2)
Location: Battambang
Donor: Niagara College, Rotary Club of Brampton and CIDA

Clearance of this 19,972 square metre minefield, a portion of a larger field, freed the people from the risk when walking in the area. It also allowed an irrigation system, damaged in one of the conflicts, to be repaired. This irrigation system now provides fresh drinking water for three villages and irrigation for the farmers fields, allowing the restoration of the economy of their area.

2001 CAM-014(1)
Location: Battambang
Donor: Adopt-A-Minefield (Quinte) Community Campaign and CIDA

Clearance of this 19,972 square metre minefield, a portion of a larger field, freed the people from the risk when walking in the area. It also allowed an irrigation system, damaged in one of the conflicts, to be repaired. This irrigation system now provides fresh drinking water for three villages and irrigation for the farmers fields, allowing the restoration of the economy of their area.

 

Colombia

2007 COL-01
Donor: Proceeds from a number of activities supported by the newspaper Correo Canadiense including the Juanes concert in February 2006 together with funds raised by Lawyers Against Landmines and N1KD participation by Kiwanis Clubs. The balance of the project cost was provided by UNA-USA.

Regional Situation:

In Cauca, there is a heavy presence of armed groups. This presence has enhanced the number of internally displaced people and made their situation more dire. In 1991, Colombia passed a political constitution that gave recognition to indigenous communities. This constitution has made it possible for the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines to give local communities the legal tools to secure and strengthen territorial control over their own land and indigenous people. The presence of armed groups and the growth of illicit drugs have had a negative impact on these communities and put into danger the autonomy, authority, and territory that these local communities achieved under the constitutional reform of 1991. Local community leaders have become determined to eradicate the growth of drugs and to expel armed forces. The question has become how and when to do so.

Need for Project:

According to CCCM they are the only organization working in this area. This project is needed to continue the dynamic of local, political participation that the governments have established and to continue the socio-cultural process of discovery that has begun among ancestral towns and villages. These two important developments have begun to occur in response to the situations described above. This project will help communities to fight these threats through mobilization of people around the issue of land mines; the project will promote prevention techniques and gives communities the tools they need to focus their work on the general protection of their human rights.

Interim Report:

It is estimated that approx. 3,000 have been reached by the 2007 workshops, plus significant training-of-trainers (including “teachers, leaders from the Indian communities, and countryside people, as well as governors, priests and Christian communities”).

2008 COL-02
Donor: Proceeds from a number of activities supported by the newspaper Correo Canadiense including Lopez event in September 2006, together with funds raised by Lawyers Against Landmines and N1KD participation by Kiwanis Clubs.

This project will fund a mine risk education program for children in Colombia, teaching safe practices for living in a mine infected country. The project will be undertaken by the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines.

 

Croatia

2003 CRO-051
Location: Bila Vlaka village, Stankovci, Zadar County
Donor: Peacekeepers Demining Fund Project in memory of Master Corporal Mark Isfeld

This 27,000 square metre area contaminated by mines included homes, a local playground, and a portion of the Vuksic-Bila Vlaka Stankovci road belt. The land consists of rocky terrain with dense underbrush and grass with pastures in the area. Demining this area was vital to ensure the safety of inhabitants. Both anti-tank and anti-personnel mines were found and removed.

2003 CRO-055
Location: Lipje village, Karlovac, Karlovac County
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners, Service Clubs and CIDA

This 25,000 square metre minefield included several foot paths and an access lane to the river Kupa as well as fields and an area next to the village and near the river bank. Vegetation near the bank of the Kupa river and along the drainage canals is dense (willow and poplar trees as well as reeds and bushes), while the rest of the area is covered with grass and reed. Demining this area enabled local residents to reach the river safely to extract gravel necessary for use in construction.

2002 CRO-048
Location: Gracac village
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This was a 20,000 square metre minefield near the former confrontation line, between 50-100 meters in front of where infantry were positioned alongside the southern side of the Bicine Gracas local road. The area was devastated during the war. The terrain is mainly flat, with some slopes and rocky soil. Both anti-personnel and anti-tank mines were found in the area.

2001 CRO-039
Location: Village of Spike Hamlet
Donor: Foundations, Service Clubs, Individuals and CIDA

This was a 19,800 square metre minefield in a village with 60 houses impacted by the conflict in the 1990′s. The presence of the landmines inhibited the return of refugees. Ten families returned initially but existed in dangerous circumstances.

 

Ethiopia

2008 Ethiopia
Location: Tigray
Donor: Funding provided by Rotary clubs in District 7070 led by the Rotary Club of Toronto-Earlscourt

This area of Enda-Kashi, Gemehelo is a part of significant areas that were contaminated by the landmines during the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict of 1998 to 2000. Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) provides humanitarian demining services in the conflict-affected regions in order to support socio-economic rehabilitation and development of regions by providing safe land for herding & farming and other infrastructure development activities undertaken by the local community people. In mid-2008, a local farmer of Enda-Kashi, Gemehalo started plowing the land and found one anti-personnel landmines and two anti-vehicle mines. This was immediately reported to the mine risk education & community liaison officer of the EMAO and a survey team was deployed to assess the area. Subsequently the surveyed area of 117,207 m² was identified as minefield ID T/W/015 MF 010 and prioritized by the local and regional administrations for clearance by EMAO during 2009. Successful clearance of 117,207 m² of minefield ID T/W/015 MF 010 is expected to benefit approximately 2,705 people of five communities that live side-by-side to the minefield. The cleared land will be utilized for herding & farming by the local community members.

 

Lebanon

2007 CIDC-SA-Lebanon
Donor: United Church in Canada participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

This survivor assistance project was organized by Adopt-A-Minefield in response to the urgent humanitarian need to remove landmines and cluster bombs in southern Lebanon.

 

Mozambique

2007 MOZ-Team #1
Location: Sofala Province
Donor: Rotary District 7070 participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

This project will fund the new team approach employed by Handicap International to target critical clearance sites. It is expected that the team will be funded for two months.

2006 MOZ-055
Location: Cado, Sofala Province
Donor: Rotary District 7070 participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners and Igloo Diamonds

The 40,000 square metre mined area was previously a battlefield where landmines were extensively used during the 16-year civil war. Over 2,000 families who live in the immediate area are impacted by the landmine situation. Agricultural authorities intend to develop the land, once cleared, as a high priority district development site.

2006 MOZ-058
Location: Chibabava, Sofala Province
Donor: Rotary District 7070 participation in Night of A Thousand Dinners

Clearance of a 45,000 square metre minefield located in the Nhaboa Primary School. The locale was used as the enemy entry point into the village during the civil armed conflict. Currently, the area is often used to access the local school. The clearance will benefit approximately 500 families.

2005 MOZ 050
Location: Village of Mapinhane, Province of Inhambane
Donor: Rotary District 7070 in memory of Rotarian Mag Shah

The 27,644 square metre minefield is an area of land that forms a ring around the village and lake. Currently, 776 families or 3880 individuals face the daily threat of landmines. Once the area has been cleared, the land will be used for subsistence agriculture and it will allow for the rehabilitation of commercial infrastructure used by local farmers who also grow cashews for sale.

2005 MOZ 053
Location: Jangamo
Donor: Rotary District 7070 in memory of Rotarian Joe Pinto

This 21,000 square metre minefield was a former military camp located close to a lake that served as a source of water for the community. Mines were laid to protect the military camp. When the land is cleared, the people of Jangamo will be able to access water much closer to where they live. 160 families and approximately 800 individuals will benefit from the clearance. A closer water source also will provide better conditions for farmers to develop small agricultural cooperatives and establish projects raising live stock.

2004 MOZ-035
Location: Macuane-Txohossane, Bilene-Macia, Gaza
Donor: Rotary District 7070, Night of a Thousand Dinners

A 30,000 square metre minefield originally laid in 1989 during the civil war in Mozambique. Once this area was cleared, the government made fertile land available to 757 families and provided wood and building materials so that the people from this village could rebuild their homes. The local government has now planned an agricultural development project for this area that will employ 1305 people from local communities.

2003 MOZ-023
Location: Mavila, Zavala, Inhambane
Donor: Rotary District 7070, Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 20,000 square metre minefield was located very close to the centre of a busy town with bus stops, markets and other commercial areas close by. More than 1000 families live in this town and were at risk.

2003 MOZ-027
Location: Nhpthuro-Goonda, Chibabava, Sofala
Donor: Rotary Clubs, Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 40,000 square metre minefield impacted on the lives of 2192 people living in this area. During the war, mines were placed in this agricultural land to protect a former military camp. Now it has been returned to agricultural use.

2003 MOZ 042
Location: Mulir, Mecanhelas, Niassa
Donor: Rotary District 7070, Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

A 15,000 square metre minefield was located when locals tried to expand the cultivated area. During the war, FRELIMO laid mines to protect their military positions from RENAMO attack. Local families used the area surrounding the mined field for subsistence farming and there was great pressure for additional land. Clearing this area benefited local families and also allowed the railroad to open up – improving infrastructure for the entire country.

2002 MOZ-021-01
Location: Ressano Garcia, Muputo
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

Together with MOZ-021-02 these are two contiguous 11,688 square metre portions of a larger minefield. The minefield includes a graveyard, a dip tank (used for treating cattle with chemicals to ward off lice and other insects) with an access road, and a large agricultural area. Clearing this section helped restore access to roads leading to the forests in the area as well as enabled people to reach agricultural areas and the graveyard safely.

2002 MOZ-021-02
Location: Ressano Garcia, Muputo
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners, Service Clubs and CIDA

Together with MOZ-021-02 these are two contiguous 11,688 square metre portions of a larger minefield. The minefield includes a graveyard, a dip tank (used for treating cattle with chemicals to ward off lice and other insects) with an access road, and a large agricultural area. Clearing this section helped restore access to roads leading to the forests in the area as well as enabled people to reach agricultural areas and the graveyard safely.

 

Nicaragua

2000 Nicaragua
Location: Matagalapa
Donor: Funding provided by CIDA start-up grant

The Foundation’s first demining project occurred in Nicaragua with project coordination through the Organization of American States (OAS). The project focused on the bridges along the main highway from Juigalpa to El Rama in the Matagalapa area where Hurricane Mitch had displaced landmines.

2000 OAS Survivor Assistance
Donor: Funding provided by CIDA start-up grant, partnering with Women of the Americas

The Organization of American States (OAS) “Care Program for Victims of Mines and Unexploded Ordinance” provides assistance to landmine victims in the form of prostheses, therapy, medications, transportation from their communities to the rehabilitation centre, lodging and food. This humanitarian work began with a pilot program in Nicaragua and has benefited more than 250 landmine and war victims in that country who otherwise would be left with no chance of rehabilitation and reintegration into productive life in their communities.

 

Peru

2001 CLF-01
Donor: A Doctor in Newfoundland

Freddy Mendoza Cordova, a nineteen-year-old landmine survivor from Peru attended an event in Toronto as part of a speaking tour for Mines Action Canada/ Foreign Affairs Canada in 2001.  Freddy was blinded by a landmine when he was 9. Freddy used a damaged cassette recorder to take ‘voice pictures’ the way sighted people might use a camera. The recorder was in poor shape and Freddy would bang the side of it to make it work. Also his white cane was broken and would not fold properly.  CLMF used a donation to buy him a new cassette recorder and replace his white cane. The donor was notified.

 

Sri Lanka

2003 Demining suits
Donor: Med-Eng Systems

When we saw the picture posted below of a deminer in northern Sri Lanka working without any protection we felt compelled to act. Ottawa-based Med-Eng Systems Inc. generously donated $80,000 worth of demining suits and equipment. We shipped these donated goods to Sri Lanka with the assistance of Foreign Affairs Canada in 2003. I think you will agree the equipment on the right is an improvement and that protection of those brave people working in the field is a priority.

 

Uganda

2001 CLF-02
Location: Gulu District
Donor: Lloyd Axworthy Dinner Project

The project was carried out through the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR Uganda). It sought to improve the quality of life in landmine affected communities in northern Uganda by increasing local awareness of landmine issues, and the provisioning of livelihood support to landmine victims/survivors and their families. The funds were raised through a dinner honouring Lloyd Axworthy when he retired from public life.

 

Vietnam

2005 VTM MAT 3-05
Donor: United Church and Barrie Liberal Women’s Association

This project will clear approximately 11,802 square metres through Mines Advisory Group mobile Mine Action Team (MAT).

2005 VTM SA CPI 14
Donor: Survivor Assistance Day 2004

Clear Path International in Vietnam provides survivor services to landmine survivors and their families. This includes the provision of services ranging from post-trauma Medical Services for landmine accident survivors, including orthopaedic surgery, prosthetics and physical rehabilitation, to child scholarships for school-aged children who have been injured by accidental explosions or have a mine-injured parent, including special needs scholarships for child mine survivors.

2005 VTM MAT 4-05
Donor: Night of A Thousand Dinners

This project will clear approximately 11,802 square metres through Mines Advisory Group mobile Mine Action Team (MAT).

2005 VTM MAT 5-02
Donor: Rotary Clubs in Canada, Night of A Thousand Dinners 2004

Funds from Rotary Clubs in Canada were combined with proceeds from Rotary N1KD events around the world to undertake the clearance of 11,802 square metres of land through Mines Advisory Group mobile Mine Action Team (MAT).

2003 VTM-025
Location: Hai Phu Commune, Hai Lang, Quang Tri
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners and CIDA

This 40,000 square metre minefield was part of Mai Linh Fire Support Base during the Vietnam War. Between 1972 and 1975 the area was the scene of heavy fighting as it became the front line between the forces of the North and the South. An accident at the end of 2001 killed 4 people. In total, since the end of the conflict, local accident data records 79 people killed and 46 people injured by UXO or landmine accidents.

2003 VTM-SA-CP16
Location: Quang Tri Province
Donor: Night of a Thousand Dinners, Service Clubs and CIDA

Through this Survivor Assistance Program Clear Path International provided landmine survivor services to a total of 61 landmine survivors and their families. Services included: post trauma medical services, emergency outreach services, including family bereavement grants, children’s scholarships, home improvement grants and vocational training.

 

Canine Demine

Canine Demine has now sponsored the training and work of 17 mine detection dogs (MDD). Our canine partners and their handlers are all currently working in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Afghanistan. There has never been a Canadian-trained dog killed or injured in the field. Please click here for more details.

Contact Information

Matt Baker, Administrative Coordinator

Phone: (519) 885-5183
Toll-free phone: 1-866-346-5221
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Canadian Landmine Foundation
c/o LCMSDS Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

Business Hours
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Saturday to Sunday: Closed

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