UN Estimates $50 million to Clear Mosul of Landmines

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The United Nation’s body on action against landmines recently estimated that the cost for removing landmines and explosives from the city of Mosul will be $50 million USD.

In an interview with Reuters, the chief of planning and management section of U.N. Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Paul Heslop, said:

“Looking at the contamination in Mosul we will need $50 million and $50 million for the rest of the country …

I could see Iraq needing an Afghanistan-style [de-mining] operation, which at its peak was 15,000 people about five years ago. You could put 5,000 on the ground in Iraq and they would be gainfully employed.”

UNMAS has cleared 390 priority locations in Falluja and Ramadi in Anbar province since 2015, and has removed more than 2,600 explosive hazards from areas reclaimed from the so-called Islamic State.

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