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16 Jan 2017 description

2016 was one of the deadliest years for civilians in Afghanistan since the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began keeping records in 2009. In just the first six months of the year, 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed'.

22 Oct 2016 description

Scope of the Problem: The table below shows the remaining challenge of minefield1 and battlefield contamination in Afghanistan.(see attached PDF)

ISAF/NATO Firing Ranges: In addition to the above, survey and clearance are still required on 63 firing ranges belonging to the ISAF/NATO troop contributing nations with an area of 162.3 sq km. From December 2012 to the end of June 2016, 40 such hazards and a total area of 1,109 sq km were successfully released.

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.

24 Jul 2016 description

ISAF/NATO Firing Ranges: In addition to the above, survey and clearance are still required on 60 firing ranges belonging to the ISAF/NATO troop contributing nations with an area of 166 sq km. From December 2012 to the end of June 2016, 43 such hazards and a total area of 1,105 sq km were successfully released.

21 Jul 2016 description

(Excerpts)

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.

19 Jul 2016 description

In This Issue

  • Before and after mine clearance: a case study
  • Cambodia visit
  • ACAP III Support to the victims of Pol‐e Mahmood Khan attack
  • NATO ammunitions training
  • ACAP’s awareness campaign
  • Tajikistan EOD course

A Glimpse on Before and After Mine Clearance: The life of villagers in Nadir Shah Kot District of Khost Province

23 Jun 2016 description

In This Issue

  • Victim assistance in Farah Province

  • Japan’s funding of ATC and HALO Trust

  • ACAP III workshop for Kabul and provincial staff of MoLSAMD

  • International mine action day

Victim Assistance:

A beam of trust for victims and those in need

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

22 Sep 2015 description

ABOUT THE MINE ACTION COORDINATION CENTRE OF AFGHANISTAN

The concept of humanitarian mine action was developed in Afghanistan in 1988/9. After the fall of the Taliban and the international community’s intervention in 2002, the Government of Afghanistan entrusted interim responsibility for mine action to the United Nations through an organisation named the United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA) owned by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

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.

19 Apr 2015 description

Each year since 1911, on March 8, organisations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day to honour the achievements of women and to call for greater equality. Thousands of events take place every year on International Women’s Day (IWD) to mark the academic, economical, political, and social achievements of women.

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