Afghanistan

Afghanistan is heavily contaminated with anti-personnel mines and also has a problem with cluster munition remnants.

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 March 2022

  • Performance

    Good

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 9
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 8
Gender (10% of overall score) 6
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 8
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 8
Land release system (20% of overall score) 7
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 8
Performance score 7.8

Key Developments

Afghanistan added four previously unrecorded cluster munition hazards to the database in 2019, more than the amount of cluster munition-contaminated areas released and resulting in a rise in the amount of contamination remaining. Clearance dropped signifcantly in 2019 from the previous year’s level, attributed by the Directorate of Mine Action (DMAC) to funding constraints.
 


Recommendation for Action

  • Afghanistan should ensure funding, if necessary from national sources or alternative donors, to achieve the earliest possible completion of cluster munition remnants (CMR) clearance and fulfilment of Article 4 before its deadline.
     

     


Download the full 2020 report for Afghanistan

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