This landmine programme is supported by Norway

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year started supporting this important mine clearing programme in Western Sahara.

Published 23 June 2008

Western Sahara is today divided into two by one of the world's biggest minefields. After Morocco occupied Western Sahara, they placed millions of American and European landmines in the frontline on the east part of the country. 

Today the mines are covering a large part of the territory controlled by Polisario. 

The Norwegian government has supported the British organisation Landmine Action in clearing the mines and the undetonated cluster munition in the country. 

The support came, according to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, as a response to an official delegation from the Ministry to the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria last year. The government last year donated 3 million Norwegian kroners.

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