Iraq Launches Strategy for Mine Action 2023–2028


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(IraqiNews) According to international and local statistics and reports, Iraq is classified as the most contaminated country with mines and unexploded ordnance, which claim many Iraqi lives or cause them permanent disabilities and are spread as a result of the wars Iraq has gone through over the past decades

Last March, the Iraqi Minister of Environment, Nizar Amidi, while chairing a meeting of the Supreme National Committee for Mine Action, stressed the seriousness of the ministry, particularly the Directorate for Mine Action (DMA), to declare Iraq free of mines by 2028, in accordance with Iraq’s obligations towards the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, known informally as the Ottawa Treaty.

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Published: Friday, June 23, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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