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Humanitarian Disarmament in Mozambique

Humanitarian Disarmament in Mozambique

 Mozambique will declare itself in compliance with its treaty obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty in 2015.

MBT : state party; clearance deadline: 31 December 2014.

CCM : state party; clearance deadline: 1 September 2021.

After 13 years of Humanitarian Demining operations, the programme was phased out in 2006. In 2012 however, Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) was requested by national authorities, the UN, and the donor community to re-engage in Mozambique in order to support Mozambique’s efforts to reach its Article 5 obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty in time.

NPA has, since re-engagement, released more than NPA 14, 800, 00 m2(approximately 2,765 football fields) and destroyed more than 780 antipersonnel mines and antivehicle mines .

NPA is also currently supporting Mozambique with Arms Management and Destruction efforts on cluster munition stockpiles, in support of Mozambique complying with its article 3 obligations of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

 

News from Mozambique:

Mozambique declared free from Cluster Munitions

1,3 million Square metres, 144 Cluster Bomblets, 50 Antipersonnel Mines and 23 UXOs: Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we...
05.12.2016 | Ingebjørg Sørenes

Mozambique Mine Free After 20 Years!

After nearly two decades of humanitarian demining in Mozambique, the country is celebrating today the completion of all landmine clearanc...
17.09.2015 |

Norwegian embassy visits NPA demining task in Mozambique

Clarisse Barbosa Fernandes from Norwegian Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique visited, on September 5, the NPA demining task in Maroeira commun...
17.09.2013 | Rafaela Stalbalk

Fast facts

NPA initiated its Humanitarian Disarmament programme and operations in 1993 as one of the first Humanitarian Disarmament programmes for NPA.

NPA also has a long term development programme in country which contributes towards the country’s socio-economic development and poverty alleviation.

Development Cooperation in Mozambique

During the period from 1996 to 2002 Mozambique saw  a decline of 15 percent in the number of families living below the poverty line.