Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist

Humanitarian Mine Action in Iran - 2016

Andy Smith, 2016

Despite being the second most mined country in the world, Iran has hardly featured at all in the world of Humanitarian Mine Action…. a situation that could change very quickly following the removal of political and economic sanctions.

Valmara mines on stakes

As with other countries, its problems are unique. This picture showing Valmara-69 bounding fragmentation mines raised on stakes is an example. The area was marshland in the war so the mines were raised high and given a firm base to bound against.

Approximately 16 million mines remain.

Click here to read a short background paper about the current problem in Iran (it is mostly pictures).