Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) was established in 1989 as the first humanitarian mine clearance organization sponsored by the United Nations. Through February 2004, ATC had cleared 82.4 sq km of high-priority mined areas and 192.7 sq km of former battlefields. During its 14 years of operations, ATC has located and destroyed a total of 3,437 anti-vehicle mines, 143,392 anti-personnel mines and 1,611,676 pieces of UXO. ATC currently employs nearly 2,000 personnel working in every region of Afghanistan.
"Afghan Technical Consultants: A Brief Overview,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 32.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss1/32