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.