The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA) is one of the largest mine action programmes in the world. The MAPA was the first humanitarian (i.e. non-military) mine action programme in the world and encompasses all pillars of mine action: advocacy, clearance, stockpile destruction, mine risk education (MRE), and victim assistance (VA). MAPA employs over 6398 Afghans and works with over 49 mine action organizations. These partners, which include national and international actors, from both the private and not-for‐profit sectors, deliver a wide range of mine action services including manual demining, mechanically assisted clearance, mine dog detection assets, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), survey, MRE, VA activities and data collection.
MAPA’s activities are coordinated and monitored by the Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA).