Afghanistan

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 March 2023

  • Performance

    Average

Performance Indicator Score
Problem understood 8
Target date for completion of mine clearance 7
Targeted clearance 7
Efficient clearance 7
National funding of programme 4
Timely clearance 6
Land release system in place 8
National mine action standards 7
Reporting on progress 7
Improving performance 6
Performance score 6.7

Performance Commentary

Afghanistan’s mine action programme completed a transition to national ownership in 2017 but is struggling to maintain productivity in the face of financial constraints and deteriorating security which has increased contamination while hampering survey and clearance.


Recommendations for Action

  • The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) should update its Article 5 extension request to reflect lower levels of funding and clearance and the additional challenge posed by mines of an improvised nature.
  • Afghanistan should act quickly to pass the long-debated national mine action law.
  • The government should provide funds from the national budget for mine action.

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