INTERSOS' involvement in demining activities originated from its experience in humanitarian operations in post-war contexts, during which it confronted a large number of mine casualties and severe constraints to the restart of socio-economic life due to mine contamination. Therefore, INTERSOS decided to get involved directly in the mine action efforts of the international community, establishing in 1997 the Mine Action Unit (MAU) on a permanent basis.
"INTERSOS MAU: Demining Operations and Lessons Learned,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 9
, Article 21.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss1/21