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


Performance Indicator Score
Problem understood 7
Target date for completion of clearance 6
Targeted clearance 7
Efficient clearance 7
National funding of programme 5
Timely clearance 7
Land release system in place 7
National mine action standards 7
Reporting on progress 6
Improving performance 6
Performance score 6.5

Performance Commentary

Afghanistan resumed clearance of CMR-affected areas in 2017 after a year in which funding constraints and insecurity stalled progress towards meeting its clearance targets and Article 4 deadline under the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). Most of Afghanistan’s clearance, though, concerned an area in which no submunitions were found.

Recommendation for Action

  • The Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) should set out a detailed schedule and timelines for clearing cluster munition remnant (CMR)-affected sites.

  • DMAC should ensure the consistency of data across all reporting formats.


Download the full 2018 report for Afghanistan

Click here to download the full "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2018" report for Afghanistan.