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Mine Action Review

Angola country profile

NPA’s landmine clearance programme was established in 1995. NPA has been one of the most important international mine action operators in Angola ever since, and has completed mine action tasks spread through almost all provinces. As of the end of 2021, NPA has released more than 380km2 of land and removed more than 14,500 items of explosive ordnance, increasing civilian security and protecting the lives and property of tens of thousands of civilians. NPA also conducts Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE).

As of 2022, NPA is operating in Uige, Zaire and Kwanza Norte, deploying a full toolbox comprising manual deminers, mine detection dogs and mechanical assets to ensure cost effectiveness.

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Mr. Tomás Gombe posing at his cassava plantation field on a former mined area cleared by NPA.
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