Issue Brief | Development and Mine Action
Landmines, cluster munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) pose a threat to people’s lives and livelihoods and impede post-conflict recovery and development. The vast majority of victims of landmines and other ERW are civilians. More than half of the affected states are least developed countries. Mine action programmes aim to limit, mitigate and ultimately abolish the human impact of landmines and other ERW through humanitarian demining, risk reduction education, victim/survivor assistance, stockpile destruction and advocacy.