Mikael Bold, GICHD
Publication date
September 2015

There is an emergent consensus that an excessive use of clearance resources in areas that may not contain landmines and/or explosive remnants of war (ERW) represents an error in miscalculation rather than justifiable prudence. Nonetheless, in many countries contaminated areas consist of unpredictable patterns of hazards. Recently, more countries have been shifting towards ending large scale mine action operations, where a high proportion of remaining sites have a lower probability of containing hazards. To address such challenges, the mine action sector requires enhanced allocation of clearance resources and in particular improved technical survey techniques and methods for land release.

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