Mozambique is contaminated with anti-personnel mines but has completed clearance of cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 September 2021

  • Performance


Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 10
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 10
Gender (10% of overall score) 9
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 9
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 4
Land release system (20% of overall score) 9
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 8
Performance score 7.9

Performance Commentary

Mozambique completed its obligations under Article 4 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) in November 2016 by clearing the last known areas of cluster munition remnant (CMR) contamination, five years in advance of its treaty deadline.

Recommendations for Action

  • Mozambique should officially declare completion of clearance of CMR and compliance with CCM Article 4 at the Seventh Meeting of States Parties in September 2017.
  • Mozambique should ensure that national capacity exists to address residual contamination from mines, CMR, and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).
  • Mozambique should ensure that the national mine action database is transferred to an appropriate government ministry and that resources are allocated to maintain the database.

Download the full 2017 report for Mozambique

Click here to download the "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2017" report for Mozambique.