State media says one person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Burma’s troubled Rakhine State this week.
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.
A new report from the the International Campaign to Ban Landmines has slammed the Burmese government for its refusal to begin the long process of mine clearance in one of the most polluted nations on earth.
Local residents in Karenni State are demanding that the government begin clearing the landscape of landmines placed around Lawpita electricity towers.
Decades of armed conflict in Burma make it one of the worst hit countries for landmines. People living close to the border are the most severely affected. But five years ago a prosthetics factory opened in Loikaw, Karenni state. And all of the people working at the factory are landmine victims themselves.
Tin Tin Aung was arrested in 2008, charged with sedition and unlawful association and sentenced to five years in Burma’s notorious Insein prison. He suffered physical and mental torture before[…]
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[…]
Burma’s recent accession to the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People is a sign that the government may finally begin to address the needs of the disabled, including the thousands of landmine victims
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National League for Democracy breaks silence on landmines as rights groups fear returning Karen refugees are at high risk of injury or death
July 16, 2009 (DVB), The number of people killed by landmines in Burma has increased in the last year while survivors face difficulties receiving adequate healthcare, said an anti-landmine campaign[…]