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Making life safer for the people of Western Sahara

This publication reports on AOAV’s work to clear land of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) East of the berm. To date, AOAV has cleared over 16 million square meters of land, 2,000 unexploded bombs and 10,000 cluster munitions. The team is also ready to respond to any emergencies, such as landmine accident of the sighting of a dangerous item, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This report also presents some the people working with AOAV in Western Sahara, including a team leader, a landmine survivor and President of Western Sahara Mine Victim Association and a female clearcance operator, and looks at the future potential of the new cleared lands, such as crops and schools.

Read the full report here.