Humanitarian demining is an essential component of mine action, which encompasses a series of activities such as mine and UXO removal, technical studies, mapping, the returning of cleared land to the communities, victim assistance, and mine risk education (MRE), among others. Since 1995, the Organization of American States (OAS) has carried out demining programs in Central America, concentrating its efforts in four countries: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. This program has been carried out in the region with the support of donor countries, beneficiary countries, contributing countries and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB).
Ramos Gonzalez, Luiz Felipe
"MARMINCA's Experience: Coordinating Humanitarian Demining,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol8/iss2/3