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Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHMAC)

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Type: NGO

BHMAC carries out humanitarian demining throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center conducts general and systematic survey and project documentation drafting, while accredited demining organisations, including military, NGO and commercial organisations, conduct technical survey, clearance of areas and objects, underwater clearance and UXO removal.

There are three demining methods used:

  • Manual demining (detector and prodder)
  • MDD teams
  • Mechanical ground preparation

BHMAC and the organisations involved in the demining have access to a range of equipment, including:

  • 25 mashines for soil disturbing
  • 3 mashines for vegetation removal
  • 8 mashines for waste removal
  • 1186 detectors
  • 101 mine detection dogs

Other related activities that BHMAC engage in, includes mine risk education, mine victim assistance, advocacy, and stockpile destruction.

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.