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To Walk the Earth in Safety (2008)


2008 To Walk the Earth in Safety report cover"We are pleased to offer the 7th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, the report of the interagency U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007. This report also describes the conventional weapons destruction efforts of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement located in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. This office directs programs that encompass humanitarian mine action, and elimination of at-risk small arms, light weapons, man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), and munitions.

"Every edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety...is a look back in time. This edition examines the United States’ mine action and conventional weapons destruction work in 2006 and 2007. Why the lag? It takes awhile to compile the information for these reports; however, the effort was worth it as 2006 and 2007 marked two more years of solid accomplishments." -- A Message from Acting Assistant Secretary Stephen D. Mull

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Special Reports

U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program
Defining Humanitarian Mine Action
Conventional Weapons Destruction
The Menace of MANPADS

Country Profiles

Africa

Angola
Benin
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eritrea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia
Republic of Congo
Rwanda
Senegal
Sudan
Togo
Uganda

Asia

Afghanistan
Cambodia
Laos
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Thailand
Vietnam

Europe

Albania
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Estonia
Georgia
Hungary
Kosovo
Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Ukraine

Latin America

Argentina
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Suriname

The Middle East

Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Tunisia
Yemen

Mine Action Programs

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
U.S. Agency for International Development’s Leahy War Victims Fund
U.S. Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Research & Development Program
U.S. Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Training Center
Organization of American States
Mine Action Information Center
Mine Detection Dog Center for Southeast Europe
International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance

Recipients of Mine Action Assistance

U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program
Funding History Chart (FY 1993-2008)

Closing Notes


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