|Target date for completion of mine clearance||7|
|National funding of programme||4|
|Land release system in place||8|
|National mine action standards||7|
|Reporting on progress||7|
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.
- 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.
Click here to download the "Clearing the Mines 2018" report for Afghanistan.