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10 Oct 2016 description

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 35 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.

30 Sep 2016 description

This mine action and livelihoods survey (MA&LS) report is intended to contribute to more complete reporting to the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) and donors on the contribution made by the MAPA to Afghanistan’s development and how to further enhance the focus of demining to the development outcome level.

The MA&LS was planned by the DMAC with financial support from the U.S Department of State, Office of the Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA).

21 Jul 2016 description

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Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 35 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.

Casualties: 412 incidents containing 758 causalities have been reported under the ACAP III project. 487 Immediate Assistant Packages (IAP) were distributed to 487 eligible household in Hirat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah provinces.

21 Jul 2016 description

At the beginning of January 2016, there were 4,287 hazards with a total area of 589 sq km recorded in the national mine action database. During this quarter, 46 hazards making 3.2 sq km were released and returned back to communities. However over the past three months, the nationwide MEIFCS survey resulted in the addition of 44 previously unrecorded hazards with an area of 31.2 sq km, bringing the remaining contamination to 4,285 hazards and 617 sq km of contaminated area by the quarter end.

04 May 2016 description

At the beginning of January 2016, there were 4,287 hazards with a total area of 589 sq km recorded in the national mine action database. During this quarter, 46 hazards making 3.2 sq km were released and returned back to communities. However over the past three months, the nationwide MEIFCS survey resulted in the addition of 44 previously unrecorded hazards with an area of 31.2 sq km, bringing the remaining contamination to 4,285 hazards and 617 sq km of contaminated area by the quarter end.

04 Apr 2016 description

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Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 34.5 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear.

Casualties: 286 incidents containing 469 causalities have been reported under the ACAP III project. 313 Immediate Assistant Packages (IAP) were distributed to 342 eligible household in Hirat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah provinces.

28 Mar 2016 description

In This Issue

· UNMAS and UNOPS visit of Afghanistan

· Losing a daughter: Zohra’s story

· Mine AcƟon Strategic Planning Workshop

· Adraskan District of Herat Province is mine free now

On mission to Afghanistan:

Paul Heslop, Chief of Programme and Planning at UNMAS New York

04 Feb 2016 description

On 10 April 2015, in Maywand District of Kandahar province, two brothers aged ten and eight found an explosive remnant of war (ERW) when they ventured onto a former international military high explosive training range. They were from the Kochi (nomad) tribal of Afghanistan, and were tending animals. It exploded when it was handled, resulting in their tragic deaths.

28 Jan 2016 description

At the beginning of July 2015, there were 4,322 hazards with a total area of 542.6 sq km recorded in the national mine action database. During these two quarters, 277 hazards making 17.3 sq km were released and returned back to communities. However over the past six months, the nationwide MEIFCS survey resulted in the addition of 242 previously unrecorded hazards with an area of 63.7 sq km, bringing the remaining contamination to 4,287 hazards and 589 sq km of contaminated area by the quarters end.

22 Oct 2015 description

(September 28, 2015 – Kabul, Afghanistan) The existence of landmines and unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan are serious threats to the lives of millions of Afghan citizens. There are an average of 38 civilian casualties every month and another 61 civilian casualties are recorded due to pressure plate improvised explosive devices (IEDs that use mine‐type explosives). One of these threats, however, is in the process of being removed in the largest, most complex clearance programme of its kind in the world.

22 Jun 2015 description

The 6th South Asian Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 19 to 21 May 2015. The conference was facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was attended by delegations from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The theme of this year’s conference was IHL: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

18 May 2015 description

Celebrating the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Afghanistan

On April 2, 2015, the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) celebrated the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action at the main office of Organisation for Mine Clearance & Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR), one of the MAPA implementers. The event highlighted the importance of public awareness regarding landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). It also honoured the 26 years of achievement of MAPA.

13 Apr 2015 description

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 23 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.

13 Apr 2015 description

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 31 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.

13 Apr 2015 description

Scope of the Problem: : The table below shows the remaining challenge of minefield1 and battlefield contamination in Afghanistan

11 Mar 2015 description

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 85.8 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear.

11 Mar 2015 description

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 30 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear.