Bosnia and Herzegovina is still on of the most mine contaminated coutries i South Easter Europe region.
Total supect area currently covers around 1.176,50 km2 or 2,3% of total country size
9.185 - defined microlocations
19.205 minefield records
4,500 - mine action projects still to be implemented
120.000 mines and UXOs still to be found
According to the obligations posed by Convention banning the production, use, stockpiling and transport of AP mines. The existing Mine Action Strategy over the period 2005 – 2007 has been evaluted and new strategic plan for the next 10 years (2009-2019)has been made.
Bosnia and Herzegovina free of mines by 2019.
Ensure conditions for a continuous and efficient mine action program aimed to establish a safe environment for normal and prosperous living for all citizens in BiH, and with mine victims fully integrated into society.
The Strategic plan together with its annexes is based on realistic approach to problem solving, consideration of achieved results and needs, and complete fulfilment of responsibilities toward the Convention banning the production, use, stockpiling and transport of AP mines.
With adequate support by 2019, realization of this Strategy will see BiH as a country free of mines, with no mine incidents and with mine victims integrated into society.
Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 was the basis for an extension of the Convention deadline for total removal of mines. Official request towards Convention was submitted in March 2008 and officially accepted at the States parties meeting held in Jordan 2007.
The Strategic plan is based on realistic approach to problem solving, consideration of achieved results and future country funding and technical needs, and all in accordance to the requirements and expactations of local autorities and international community.