What are the components of mine action?
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017     Views: 343

There are five components, or “pillars”, of mine action:

  • Clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war (“demining”), which includes surveying land to determine areas that are mine-affected as well as marking or fencing off contaminated areas.
  • Mine-risk education, which helps people to understand and avoid the risks they face in mine-affected areas.
  • Victim assistance, which comprises of medical assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration services to victims, including job-skills training.
  • Advocacy in support of mine action and international treaties.
  • Destruction of countries’ landmine stockpiles.


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