As a result of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), Iran is today contaminated with landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). Active combat during the war in many areas created a significant problem with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Iran. NPA worked in Ihlam province in western Iran, along the border with Iraq. This area was an important area during the Iran-Iraq war.
With technical assistance from the Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, Norsk Hydro, NPA was able to start its programme in Iran in 2001, providing Mine Risk Education (MRE) to all personnel who were associated with the project, and providing support in the form of quality assurance and documentation of the clearance of mines and ERW.
In the period from 2001 to 2006 and in 2008 NPA was also responsible for field operations with evaluations and clearance of roads, seismic lines, drilling points, areas for administrative installations, and oil rigs.