short film by pipser

Since 2006, Landmine Action, a not-for-profit organisation working under the umbrella of the coordination centre, has mapped 225 dangerous areas, including 187 cluster munitions strike areas, 38 minefields and one ammunition dump. Using these results, Landmine Action cleared over six million square metres of contaminated land from November 2009 to July 2010. During these activities, 477 anti-personnel mines, 1790 anti-vehicle mines, and more than 5000 explosive remnants of war (ERW) were found and destroyed. In total 48 areas of cleared land were handed back to local communities on 1 March 2010.

On the west side of the berm, mine action is being conducted by the Royal Moroccan Army. The UN mission coordinates with the army to help fulfil its mandate and the implementation of specific military agreements. The army is also working independently to carry out the demolition of unexploded ordnance (UXO) west of the berm. Morocco reported the clearance of 1,133 km2 and the discovery and destruction of 2,195 anti–personnel landmines, 7,000 UXO and 97,293 other ERW between 15 January 2007 and 30 October 2009.

unops.org/english/whatwedo/focus-areas/public-order-security/mine-action/country-profiles/Pages/Western-Sahara.aspx

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