Landmine Monitor 2021

Abbreviations & Acronyms

AXO abandoned explosive ordnance
BAC battle area clearance
CCW 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons
CHA confirmed hazardous area
CMC Cluster Munition Coalition
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
DCA DanChurchAid
DPO disabled persons’ organization
DRC Danish Refugee Council


explosive ordnance disposal

EORE explosive ordnance risk education
ERW explosive remnants of war
GICHD Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
HI Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International)

Human Rights Watch

ICBL International Campaign to Ban Landmines
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
IED improvised explosive device
IMAS International Mine Action Standards
IMSMA Information Management System for Mine Action
ISU Implementation Support Unit
MAG Mines Advisory Group
NGO non-governmental organization
NPA Norwegian People’s Aid
NSAG non-state armed group
SHA suspected hazardous area 
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNMAS United Nations Mine Action Service
UXO unexploded ordnance