To Walk the Earth in Safety (2004)

This fifth edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety contains information on specific programs and accomplishments of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program through the end of 2003. Although the United States did begin providing substantial mine action assistance to Afghanistan as early as 1988 and then to Cambodia and some other countries starting in 1991, the formal program as we know it today really began in 1993. Thus, 2003 is a milestone, marking ten uninterrupted years of genuine and significant U.S. action to eradicate persistent landmines--both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle--as well as unexploded ordnance wherever they threaten civilian populations or deny them access to their land, homes, markets, schools, churches, and hospitals. [more]

In addition to the HTML-based files listed below, this report is also available in PDF format as a single file.

Table of Contents


U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program Funding History (FY 1993-2003)

Overview of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program

Defining Humanitarian Mine Action

U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Programs

Angola, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, and Zambia

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Macedonia, and Serbia and Montenegro 

Latin America
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru and Ecuador

The Middle East
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen


Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Humanitarian Demining Training Center

U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate

Mine Action Information Center

Mine Detection Dog Center for South East Europe