Iraq is very heavily contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 November 2023

  • Performance


Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 6
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 6
Gender (10% of overall score) 5
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 5
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 6
Land release system (20% of overall score) 7
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 5
Performance score 5.8

Key Developments

Land released through survey and clearance dropped in 2019 compared with the previous year. Operators also confirmed 21.6km2 of contamination in two governorates.



Recommendations for Action

  • Iraq should report comprehensively on cluster munition remnants (CMR) survey and clearance, providing data disaggregated by operator and region for Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
  • Iraq should provide an annual work plan setting out goals for survey and clearance.
  • The Directorate of Mine Action (DMA) should develop a resource mobilisation strategy for tackling cluster munition contamination.

Download the full 2020 report for Iraq

Click here to download the full "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2020" report for Iraq.