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Iran Mine Action Center (IRMAC)

Location: Iran

Type: Civil society

The IRMAC, established in in 2005, was responsible for coordinating demining and other mine-related activities across the country.

Over the course of demining there have been many accidents in Iran – with over 100 deaths and injuries to deminers between 2012-2014. There have also been many civilian accidents, though, again, there are no clear figures. Civilians also stress that they have received no education on the dangers of ERW and mines. A lack of medical assistance and rehabilitation also hinders the victims of landmines, just as it would IED victims.

Due to sanctions, Iran has also not been able to purchase some of the demining equipment it is said to require.

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.