HALO Afghanistan: Thirty years of humanitarian mine action

HALO Afghanistan: Thirty years of humanitarian mine action

Three decades of armed conflict has left Afghanistan heavily contaminated with mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).Although much progress has been made towards the clearance of legacy mines, armed opposition groups have been moving away from conventional mines and other explosive ordnance, and are increasingly using homemade explosives and improvised devices.

This article outlines HALO's work in Afghanistan related to mine disposal, other explosive ordnance, explosive source material and weapons to protect the civilian population.


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