The Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency has been working to clear Kurdistan of landmines and unexploded ordnance that were placed by the former Iraqi government over the past 40 years and the Iranian Army during the Iran-Iraq War from 1980–1988. The Agency is overcoming many challenges and has cleared a vast number of minefields so the land can be handed back to the owners. Casualties from explosive remnants of war are extremely high but a new mine-risk-education program will inform people who live in dangerous areas how to minimize the threat of explosive remnants of war.
Hussein, Jamal Jalal
"The Mine-action Process in Iraqi Kurdistan,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 11
, Article 29.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol11/iss1/29