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Afghanistan: Over 1,900 minefields cleared in Afghanistan last year | ReliefWeb

The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan historical achievements indicate a great deal of progress over the past 24 years of mine action operations in Afghanistan. To date, MAPA has released 21,174 hazards covering 1,834 sq km area, through surveys and clearance operations. As a result, 123 districts and 2,243 communities are no longer affected by known landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

land-mine-sweeping-afghanistanAs of the beginning of 1391, there were 6,141 hazardous areas covering 646.3 sq km area of the country, affecting 2,370 communities in 270 districts. During 1391, in total 1,925 hazardous areas covering 112 sq km land have been successfully released through surveys and clearance operations.

At the end of 1391 (March 20, 2013), 4,876 hazards covering over 544.9 sq km area contaminated with mines and ERW remained in the country, located in 1,688 communities, 244 districts and 33 provinces, directly affecting 1,313,341 people and indirectly the whole population of the country.

For more on this story, visit: MAPA Annual Report 1391 | ReliefWeb.

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