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To Walk the Earth in Safety (2001)

The 3rd edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety: The United States Commitment to Humanitarian Demining" was released in November 2001.

The report presents 40 cameos of entities in the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, listed alphabetically by geographical region. Each cameo contains three sections: a synopsis of the landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) threat; U.S. assistance to eliminate or neutralize the threat; and the accomplishments of mine action activities funded by the United States.

In addition to the HTML-based files listed below, this report is also available in PDF format as a single file.

Table of Contents


Overview of the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program

History of U.S. Humanitarian Demining Funding (FY93-FY01)

Angola, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia (northwest Somalia), Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, the Province of Kosovo, Macedonia, and Moldova

Latin America
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru and Ecuador

The Middle East
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and Yemen

Appendix A:  Mine Action

Appendix B:  Quick Reaction Demining Force (QRDF)

Appendix C:  Mine Detection Dogs (MDD)

Appendix D:  Humanitarian Demining Technology Research & Development

Appendix E:  Slovenian International Trust Fund for Mine Action and Victim Assistance

Appendix F:  "Hidden Killers 2001 -- The World's Landmine Problem"


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