Mine Action in Afghanistan

William Maley

Abstract


Afghanistan is severely contaminated by
anti-personnel mines, which pose major
physical, social and economic threats to
repatriating refugees. Fortunately, mine
action - a multidimensional effort to
address these problems through survey,
detection, clearance, mine awareness, and
victim assistance - is well developed in
Afghanistan, with the Afghan Mine Action
Program a model of good practice.
That said, mine action faces ongoing
challenges, of which those originating in
the realm of politics are the most troubling.

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