Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DRC is contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Recommendations for Action

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
  • DRC should comply with its obligations under international human rights law to clear cluster munition remnants (CMR) on territory under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible.
  • The DRC should prioritise completing clearance of the newly identified CMR-contaminated areas on its territory. Far greater efforts should also be made to ensure the accuracy of survey by national operators, with precise reporting of the type of devices identified along with the size of suspected hazardous areas (SHAs) and confirmed hazardous areas (CHAs).
  • Significant efforts should be made to ensure the national mine action database is accurate, up to date, and effectively managed and resourced by the national authorities. Updated information should be regularly shared with all mine action stakeholders.
  • Mine action data should be recorded and reported according to International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) land release terminology.
  • The national mine action authority, the Centre Congolais de Lutte Antimines (CCLAM), should enhance collaboration with, and support for the work of, international mine action organisations.

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