Mine Action is the sector of humanitarian relief that deals with the safe removal and disposal of explosive remnants of war as well as mine risk education, victim assistance and destruction of stockpiles of mines, cluster munitions and other dangerous explosive ordnance.
Long after wars and other hostilities end, landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) - including cluster munitions, bombs, mortars, grenades and missiles - present a direct hazard to the lives of the surrounding population and impede the social and economic development potential of the affected area.
The removal and disposal of landmines and ERW prevents physical harm to the affected population and restores access to basic amenities such as roads, schools and hospitals.
UNOPS Mine Action Team
The UNOPS Mine Action Team was established in 1997. Based in New York and Copenhagen, it has helped partners to significantly improve the lives of people in more than 30 countries across the world.
The UNOPS Mine Action Team have supported Mine Action efforts in a variety of capacities. Examples of the work are available in the UNOPS Mine Action country profiles section of this website.
This website also provides further information on UNOPS Mine Action Team services and the UN and Mine Action.