Even though it has one of the longest running mine clearance programs, Afghanistan is still believed to be one of the most severely mine-affected countries in the world. The Mine Action Program in Afghanistan (MAPA), a United Nations-supported entity, is one of the largest and most successful national programs in the world and one almost exclusively run by the Afghans themselves with fewer than a dozen or so of the 5,000-person workforce being non-nationals.
"Global Focus on Landmines in Afghanistan,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 5
, Article 33.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol5/iss3/33