What is the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining?

Introduction The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD; French: Centre international de déminage humanitaire – CIDHG) is an international organisation working in mine action and explosive ordnance risk reduction, with a focus on landmines, cluster munitions and ammunition stockpiles. Based in the Maison de la paix in Geneva, it is legally a non-profit foundation… Read More

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Ethical Landmines!

“During the Gulf war of 1991, no fewer than 117,000 landmines were showered over Kuwait and Iraq by American planes. This barely dented the Pentagon’s vast stockpile of 19m. Just under a quarter of the devices scattered in the path of Saddam Hussein’s army were anti-personnel landmines (APLS), the sort that would soon be banned… Read More