MAG clears land for Vietnamese pepper farmers
MAG and Roots of Peace collaborate on a sustainable agriculture project that helps impoverished farmers in Quang Tri province grow pepper as a commercial crop. Read the full story from Reuters here.
Hand grenade kills 6 kids in Pakistan
Six children of displaced families from a tribal region of northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border, were killed when they found a hand grenade while playing in a field. Read more in the Washington Post.
US Clearance Funding to Laos Reaches All-Time High
The recent spending bill passed by Congress includes $12 million earmarked for bomb clearance, victim assistance and education, according to Legacies of War. Read more here.
UXO Found on Solomon Islands
Thirty-two unexploded bombs have been found in the past two months in clearance operations at west Guadalcanal. Via Threat Resolution Limited. Read more here.
UXO Blast Kills 3 Lao Teens
Several school boys in Bolikhamxay province were playing near an irrigation ditch when an explosion killed one at the scene. Two others died in the hospital, and three others were injured. Via the Vientiane Times. Read more here.
Clearance Workers Destroy Ordnance in Azerbaijan
465 items of UXO and 4 antitank mines were found and destroyed during December clearance operations in Azerbaijan, according to the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action. Via APA. Read more here.
Storms Uncover World War II shells in Brittany
Clearance teams destroyed roughly 100 German shells found on a popular beach, where weather frequently exposes UXO. Via Threat Resolution Limited. For more news on World War II UXO and clearance, read more here.