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04 Dec 2003 description

Some $290 million would be needed next year to fund 300 mine action projects in 36 countries, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press briefing today.

04 Sep 2003 description

New report says 754 square kilometres of minefields and former battle areas already cleared

04 Sep 2003 description

Area currently known to be contaminated by landmines and UXO: 840 square kilometres

13 May 2003 description

UN Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (MACA)
On 12 May, Afghanistan destroyed the first pile of more than 500 land mines to demonstrate its commitment to the global mine ban treaty, a Defence Ministry statement said. The mines, mostly anti-personnel, were blown up in the outskirts of Kabul, following the March 2003 signing of the treaty by Mr. Karzai's Government. Afghanistan's Defence Ministry said it was ready to speed-up the mine destruction process, if the UN and donor countries provided assistance.

08 May 2003 description

NEW YORK, 8 May 2003 -- In response to attacks on staff and vehicles on 3 and 5 May, the United Nations has suspended mine clearance operations on areas of the road between the Afghan capital Kabul, and the southern city of Kandahar, one of the country's more important routes for commerce and the delivery of humanitarian aid.