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Humanitarian Disarmament in Angola

Humanitarian Disarmament in Angola

The Republic of Angola is heavily contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war ( ERW ). Contamination is the result of more than 30 years of civil war which ended in 2002. It is estimated that as much as 80 000 people have been killed and injured as a result of landmines and ERW in Angola, and accidents are recorded still to this day.

MBT : state party; clearance deadline: 1 January 2018.

CCM : signed, not ratified.

NPA started with landmine and ERW clearance in 1995.

NPA has been working with survey and clearance of mine affected communities, schoolyards and agricultural areas for over 15 years in Angola, and releases an average of approximately 83,000 m2 (approximately 15 football fields) of safe land for use per month. 

NPA has more than 120 national staff members and its programme consists of manual and mechanical teams, as well as animal detection assets.

Mine Action agreement with the EU for Angola

On the 22nd of July 2014, NPA signed an agreement with the European Union for EUR 1,107,600.00 over the next 21 months to conduct clearan...
20.10.2014 |

New ConocoPhillips donation to NPA Angola

Recent donation makes ConocoPhillips the second largest donor to NPA's Humanitarian Disarmament Programme in Angola
21.02.2014 |

Norwegian Ambassador visits Mine Action programme in Angola

Ambassador Ingrid Ofstad, the ambassador to the Norwegian embassy in Angola visits the NPA Mine Action programme in Angola, The first day...
31.10.2013 |

Fast facts

NPA Angola collaborates with Apopo Minas in Angola in a joint project, and uses their Rats for it survey operations.

NPA has been operating in Angola since 1989 with various development activities.

NPA removes an average of 36 unexploded ordnance ( UXO ) and 14 antipersonnel mines ( AP ) every month.