Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) states its mission as an “Afghanistan freed of all known landmine/ERW contamination by March 2023 and MACCA incorporated into government able to respond to residual risk so that all Afghans live in a safe environment conducive to development and where the rights of persons with disabilities, including landmine/ERW survivors, are promoted.” It was originally a subsidiary organisation of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), but is now independent.
Its main activities are:
- “Coordinating the most efficient and effective mine action response to the problems caused by landmines and ERW;
- Managing the national mine action database;
- Ensuring the quality of mine action and mobilising the required resources.”
MACCA manages the strategic action plan of the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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