Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA)
Collectively known as the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA), mine action implementers in Afghanistan form one of the largest mine action programmes in the world. Together, these agencies have a twenty year history of successfully delivering mine action in Afghanistan and have cleared over 18,000 hazard areas throughout the country. The MAPA was the first ‘humanitarian’ (i.e. non-military) mine action programme in the world and encompasses all pillars of mine action: advocacy, demining, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), and victim assistance (VA). Over 30 mine action organizations currently work in Afghanistan, employing over 14,000 personnel. These partners, which include national and international actors, both from the commercial and not for‐profit sector deliver a wide range of mine action services including manual demining, mechanically assisted clearance, mine dog detection assets, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), survey, MRE, victim assistance activities, and data collection.