Current mine situation/Plan/Report

SUSPECTED AREA 
The current size of mine suspected area in BiH is 965 km2 or 1,97 % in relation to the total country size.
Through the systematic survey operations, 8.525 suspected micro-locations have been defined, estimated to be laid with around 79.000 mines / ERW.
A general assessment of the impact of mines / ERW / cluster munitions in 129 cities / municipalities in BiH, has identified 1.398 communities affected by mines / ERW / cluster munitions.
Micro-locations contaminated with mines / ERW / cluster munitions directly affects the safety of 517.238 inhabitants or 13 % of the total population of BiH.

VICTIMS
After the war was finished in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there were 1,766 casualties, out of which 617 with fatal outcome.
During the implementation of humanitarian demining operations in BiH, there were 133 deminers’ casualties, out of which 53 deminers died.
In 2019, there were 2 demining accidents in BiH, in which 2 deminers were killed while 4 deminers were injured.

TECHNICAL SURVEY AND MINE/CLUSTER MUNITION CLEARANCE

In 2019, operations of technical survey and mine clearance were carried out at 106 tasks with and at the end of the reporting year, the certified area was 3.842,660 m2.
In these operations, there were found and destroyed 963 AP mines, 19 AT mines and 389 pieces of ERW.
• Since the beginning of the implementation of the technical survey and mine clearance operations in BiH in 1996, it was reduced and cleared 210.3 km2,
• found and destroyed 67.560 anti-personnel mines,
• 8.540 anti-tank mines and
• 59.289 pieces of ERW.

Technical survey and clearance operations are currently being conducted on 58 tasks with confirmed hazardous area of ​​1.925.638 m2.

RESOURCES
In 2019, in Bosnia and Herzegovina there were 17 organizations accredited for mine action, where 1.200 persons possess accreditation and licence for conducting mine action.

 

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