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