1. GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION
PROJECT NO:- 005 MFA
PROJECT NAME:- Humanitarian Demining Activities (Land Release of Mine Field. Battle Area Clearance and Explosive ordnance Disposal – EOD)
NAME OF ORGANISATION:- MINE UXO IMPACT RELIEF – MIR Organization
AREA/COUNTRY:- Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
Donor:- Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA)
Grant No:- 12/07359, IRQ – 12/0008 (Humanitarian demining in Iraq)
FUNDS RECEIVED:- 2,000,000 NOK (Two Million Norwegian Krone)
Project Period:– 12 Months
Project duration:- 01.10.2012 to 30.09.2013
PROJECT EXPENSES:- 2,000,000 NOK
OTHER FUNDING:- 14,400,000 Iraqi Dinar (74,000 NOK) from General Directorate of Mine Affairs in Iraqi Kurdistan (GDMA/S).
(Based on the agreement between MIR and (GDMA/S), GDMA/S has to cover%40 cost of warden MIR camp as they are storing all their explosives in our camp).
13,832.35 US $ equal to (76,166.66 NOK) left from Grant 2
NMFA, number IRQ -11/006 dated 13.07.2011) and it was
spent for evaluating MIR’s Activities through past three years
by external independent evaluator. Thus was after forwarding
application and approving by NMFA.
41,905,000 Iraqi Dinar (approx. 35,000 USD) from the KRGNGO
office for basic demining course. Additionally MIR
received 22% of total cost of the course from the clearance
company that we recruited and trained deminers for them.
2. EFFECTIVENESS AND RESULTS
The predetermined results in our proposal were releasing about 80,000 m2 of hazardous land by
applying manual and mechanical clearance. Additionally to conduct battle area clearance for
approximately 75,000 m2 and destroy all found explosive items.
Quantitative and measurable outcomes linked to the targeted results are presented in the following
With our moderate resource we were able to achieve rich quality products.This is significant
contribution to our main objective to have the country free from mine. In addition contribute to help
the country to meet the Mine Ban Treaty obligations.
Impact of our products could be accessed through the land use. The returned land is now freely
utilized for different activities. Besides, destroying the explosive items stand for preventing many
potential humanitarian castoffs
Achievement of the project as compared with the objective:
MIR’s overall objective (vision) is (A world where all communities are free from the harmful effects of
landmines and other explosive remnants of war and unhindered by such in their ability to access their
resources and develop their potential).
Based on the above vision, MIR shall prevent landmines and other explosive remnants of war from
impacting upon the communities, working to the highest levels of effectiveness, efficiency, and
Within the project period and with the support granted by Norwegian Ministry of foreign Affairs, MIR
organization through implementing humanitarian demining projects enabled to achieve the following
- *Numeral of mines and explosive remnant of war rendered safe.
- *Thousand meters of mined area cleared and released to be use by the affected communities.
- * Contribute to prevent explosive accidents and safe life and limbs.
- *Retain the built up local capacity and lead to desired sustainability.
- * Improving living condition for 25 families through staff employment.
* Linking up to international humanitarian demining community, MIR is a member of international campaign to Ban landmines and cluster munitions coalition (ICBL –CMC) by which MIR is a part of international civil society campaigns that working on eradicating land mine and cluster munitions , prevent further causalities.
Extend to which the intended target group was reached:
Still millions of land mines and explosive remnant of war threaten lives and limbs in Iraqi Kurdistan, and impede economic recovery for the country.
After making land release for their contaminated land, this family returned to their village.They are utilizing their cleared land for different types of agriculture.
Assessment and description of the achievements by reference to the planned results
|Planned Activities||Planned Activities||Type of Activities within project period||#|
|98,780 sqm land released 25 Anti personnel mines with 94 different types of UXO were rendered safe.||80,000 sqm land release
All explosive items
removed and destroyed
|Mine Clearance and Land Release||1|
|BAC conducted for 83,018 sqm||BAC conducts for 75,000
|Battle Area clearance
(BAC) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
|609 Anti Personnel Mines with 1615 different types of UXO were rendered safe|| Removing and destroying
all explosive items which
will find by MIR organization.
Comparison between planned activities and Result achieved
As shown in the chart above, MIR has achieved more than what was planned.This was mainly because of less downtime was expected.
Detailed of MIR Activities and Result Achieved:
Within project period MIR conducted and achieved the following activities:
Technical Survey and Land Release
As reported before, Gabarwa village is one of mine – contaminated village in
Mawat area. There are several minefields in and around the village.
MIR deployed a demining team in this village and conducted Land Release and Technical Survey .
1. Qullan minefield
Previously, we cleared two parts of this minefield. This year we finalized the last remained 22,000 m2 contaminated area.
2. Nse minefield
On 20.10.2012 MIR demining team started with new minefield in same village. Thefield is called Nse. On 09.07.2013 our finalized. 10,287 m2 released through technical survey Process. We found 3 Anti personnel mines with 6 unexploded ordnance items and we destroyed all the items.
3. Saida Manga Dosh 2 minefield
During the winter season we relocated our capacity to Garmian area, south of
Sulemanyah where the weather is much friendly for our activities. Our team
started clearance in Saida Manga Dosh 2 minefield, which is located in Qadir
Karam sub district. From 12.01.2013 to 09.04.2013 the team completed the task. (59,123m2) land released where 20 UXOs and 1 Anti personal mine found rendered safe.
4. Goizhakay Mlay Khamza minefield
On 10.04.2013 our team returned back to Sharbazher. We resumed operation in Nse minefield. On 10.07.2013 our team took on new minefield called Goizhakay Mlay Khamza. This field belongs to Twaspy village located north – east of Sulaimanyah. The field has high priority because it is grazing area and the field benefits the around villages. Until end of September 2013 (7370 m2) land released by the team where 4 Anti personnel mines found and destroyed by the team
Summary of the results achieved:
1. Meter square land released by applying different method and assets:
- Mine and UXOs which were found and rendered safe in each minefield:
BAC & EOD Tasks
Beside land release and technical Survey activities, we conducted many EOD and BAC tasks. The tables below shows BAC & EOD tasks that conducted by MIR team
1. Battle Area Clearance ( BAC)
2. Items collected and disposed by MIR EOD team: