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Humanitarian Demining Program

Definition/Scope: Program promulgated by the Departments of Defense and State to promote the foreign policy interests of the United States by assisting other nations in protecting their populations from landmines and clearing land of the threat posed by landmines remaining after conflict has ended. Program includes training of host nation deminers, establishment of national demining organizations, provision of demining equipment, mine awareness training, and research development.

Used For:

DoD Humanitarian Mine Action Program

Broader Terms:

Defense programs

Related Terms:

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Stability Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict)
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (State Department)
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Humanitarian Assistance
Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
Security Assistance
UXO safety

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