SUMMARY: The Middle East suffers from extensive explosive contamination from legacy minefields from past wars as well as new contamination from more recent conflicts. Landmines, cluster munition remnants, artillery and air-dropped ordnance, IEDs, suicide vests, and other explosive hazards contaminate infrastructure, pose risks to returning IDPs, prevent socioeconomic development, and obstruct access to natural resources. What are the strategic plans for clearance in these countries? What are some of the biggest challenges involved in removing these explosive hazards?

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Published: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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