Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 March 2023

  • Performance


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 7
Land release system in place 8
National mine action standards 6
Reporting on progress 7
Improving performance 6
Performance score 6.7

Performance Commentary

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.

Recommendations for 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.

Download the Full 2016 Report for Afghanistan

Click here to download the "Clearing the Mines 2017" report for Afghanistan.