Landmine & ERW Problem
As results of the 1948 partition of Palestine, the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, the 1970 civil war, and the 1975 confrontation with Syria. Jordan was contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), also Military training ranges and cross-border smuggling have added to the ERW problem.
In December 1997, the Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations submitted a request to the Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for either financial or material support of the mine clearance program.
The Royal Engineering Corps (REC) cleared the area and declared completion in 2008, but the NCDR concluded that operations had not met national standards…read more