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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…

GICHD Strategy

Introduction Every year, across the world, millions of civilians bear the brunt of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive ordnance. Lives are lost or irreparably damaged, as survivors…

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…

The Environment

Landmines and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) make land and other natural resources inaccessible and cause overexploitation of those available, which leads also to soil degradation. Moreover,…

Security Sector Reform

International conventions and International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) attribute responsibility to affected States the responsibility of addressing risks from explosive ordnance. …

Peace Mediation

Today conflicts are more protracted, intractable and resistant to resolution through negotiated settlements. A consequence of this pattern is high numbers of victims of landmines and explosive…

Data protection notice

Introduction The GICHD respects your privacy and is dedicated to taking the necessary steps to protect any provided personal data and to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…