Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action

The landmine/unexploded ordinance (UXO) problem in Azerbaijan can be divided into the areas of Azerbaijan that are still under the occupation of Armenian forces and those areas that have been liberated. The project is designed to create indigenous capacity to undertake survey, mapping and clearance in currently liberated areas and to prepare for dealing with the UXO problem in occupied areas after their liberation.

Objectives
The main goal of the project is to create a national mine action capacity capable of planning, coordinating and managing all mine/UXO related activities in the currently liberated areas, and enable it to expand into areas yet to be liberated.

Impact of project
The project will reduce the number of fatal accidents and injuries caused by mine explosions, thereby promoting the return of IDPs. It will also enable the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the infrastructure and provide food safety and income generating opportunities.

Key achievements and results of project
- Headquarter of ANAMA is located in Baku and there are two Regional Offices in Horadiz, Fizuli district and Goygol district, 4 operational centers located in Terter, Agjabedi, Agstafa and Baku established and fully operational.
- Landmine Impact Survey completed and data mapped and stored.
- Mine Risk Education (MRE) integrated into school curriculum and every year it covers 55,000 children in 1200 schools of war-affected districts
- 158 community MRE groups active in 10 affected districts.

- The total number of people involved in mine action in Azerbaijan stands as 583 along with 41 Mine Detecting Dogs (MDD) and 6 Mechanical Demining Machines (MDM).
- National training and quality assurance team established and fully operational.
- 5 542 459 167 sq.m of area cleared/reduced and released and handed over to local authorities.
- 806 326 mines and UXOs found and destroyed.
- Countrywide mine victim needs assessment conducted.