Explosive ordnance victims and risk education: Lessons learned from Colombia 2012–2019


SUMMARY: In Colombia, the use of anti-personnel mines is the result of more than sixty years of armed conflict. The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace - Descontamina Colombia (OACP-DC by its Spanish acronym), the current national mine action authority (NMAA) in Colombia, recorded 11,828 explosive ordnance (EO) victims between 1985 (when victim data recording started) and 2019. Furthermore, Colombia is one of nine countries where new anti-personnel mines are still being emplaced by non-state armed groups, which presents a challenge for the mine action sector.

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Published: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021

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