Accession Number:

ADA482358

Title:

To Walk the Earth in Safety: The United States' Commitment to Humanitarian Mine Action and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Descriptive Note:

7th edition

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Formally established in 1993, with roots to late 1988 when the term humanitarian demining was coined in Afghanistan, the interagency U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program is the largest and one of the worlds oldest such programs. It is comprised of the Department of State, Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Developments Leahy War Victims Fund, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Collectively, the program operates worldwide to clear landmines and all types of explosive remnants of war, provide mine risk education, render survivors assistance, advance the technology of mine clearance through cutting-edge research and development, train deminers in affected countries to the highest international standards, and support foreign public health projects related to survivors assistance.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE