“We are currently clearing the area of landmines, but it is a challenge as they are scattered everywhere,” said BGF officer Naing Maung Zaw.
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Local residents in Karenni State are demanding that the government begin clearing the landscape of landmines placed around Lawpita electricity towers.
More than 3,000 people have been killed or injured by landmines in Burma since 1999. One of the worst-affected areas is the border between Thailand and Burma. Those injured are[…]
Consecutive landmine blasts claim victims in Pegu division while heavy shelling in Karen state’s Hpa-pun forces 1000 to flee
Feb 3, 2010 (DVB), Around 3000 refugees who fled conflict in Burma last year have been told by Thai authorities that they must return to Karen state, despite dire warnings[…]
The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and Burma’s government reiterated their goal of spending $5.9 million this year on landmine risk education, victims’ assistance, capacity-building and other related projects as a ceremony was held yesterday to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.