Home Our Work Humanitarian Disarmament Where we work Humanitarian Disarmament in Syria

Humanitarian Disarmament in Syria

Humanitarian Disarmament in Syria

Syria is contaminated by landmines and explosive remnants of war ( ERW ). This is mainly due to the Arab-Israeli wars; unfortunately though, the current conflict has further contaminated Syria.

Use of victim activated Improvised Explosive Devices ( IED ) has also been reported. The extent of contamination at this stage is unknown due to the lack of access. See Mine Action Review for more information. The humanitarian situation in Syria is extremely challenging and continues to deteriorate at a rapid pace.

MBT : not a state party.

CCM : not a state party.

Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) is currently in the process of planning its intervention regarding humanitarian disarmament into Syria, given the very difficult security situation. The immediate plans involve risk education (RE) activities, non-technical survey (NTS) and impact Assessment (IA) activities.

News from Syria:

100,000 children and adults receive safety training from Norwegian People’s Aid

Educating children and adults in preparation for war and conflict. “Unfortunately, this training is very necessary. We hope it will...
12.06.2018 | Hilde Sofie Pettersen

Fast facts

The war in Syria has led to a major refugee crisis. 

A study by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research released in February 2016 estimated the death toll to be 470,000.

Further information


Development Cooperation in Syria

Norwegian People's Aid works in Syria in cooperation with local partners who provide humanitarian aid inside the country. We also work together with Syrian civil society organisations.