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Land Release uses an evidence-based approach to more accurately differentiate between those areas that require clearance and those areas that do not.   The process of gathering evidence…

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EORE Advisory Group

The Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Advisory Group (EORE AG) was launched in 2019. It provides overall guidance to the sector and identifies ways to improve the integration, effectiveness,…

Ammunition

Conventional Ammunition: Accidental Explosions and Diversion from State Stockpiles Ageing, unstable and excess conventional ammunition stockpiles pose the dual risk of accidental explosion and…

Types of cluster munitions

What are cluster munitions? A cluster munition is a conventional munition that is designed to release multiple explosive submunitions (in some cases called ‘bomblets’) over a large area. The general…

Types of landmine

What is a mine? A mine is a munition designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person or vehicule and…

Other explosive remnants of war

What are other explosive remnants of war? ERW refers to unexploded ordnance (UXO) and abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO). Ordnance is a general term that covers military weapons and ammunition (not…

Improvised Explosive Device Clearance Good Practice Guide

IEDs cause more civilian casualties globally than commercially manufactured landmines and account for nearly half of all casualties from explosive incidents. Enduring post-conflict IED…

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021 Reducing risk from explosive ordnance Making communities safe Photo credits: Background ©APOPO, circle ©Johannes Müller 01 Foreword Since 1998, the GICHD has been…

Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Motivated by its strategic goal to improve human security and equipped with subject expertise in explosive hazards, in January 2015, the GICHD established the research project to characterise…