|Target date for completion of mine clearance||7|
|National funding of programme||4|
|Land release system in place||8|
|National mine action standards||6|
|Reporting on progress||7|
Despite a further drop in donor funding in 2016, the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) reported a rise in mine clearance, by national operators in particular, as a result of increased efficiency and competitiveness. Results, though, still fell short of targets set to ensure completion within its Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) Article 5 deadline and rising insecurity further narrowed the humanitarian space for mine action.
- MAPA should revise its Article 5 extension milestones to reflect slower-than-anticipated rates of clearance since it produced the request.
- MAPA should set out a policy and plans for tackling locally produced landmines.
- After a decade of discussion, Afghanistan should act quickly to finalise and adopt a national mine action law.
Click here to download the "Clearing the Mines 2017" report for Afghanistan.