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How Iraq is Changing What We Do: Measuring Clearance In Urban Environments

Iraq is changing what we think, say, and do about mine action. The terms, standards, and measurements used by the humanitarian mine action (HMA) community need to be revised as Daesh remains a destabilizing influence. While the Al Maedam district of Mosul fell to Iraqi Security Forces in a ‘last battle’ on 10 July 2017, the government declared an official end to the conflict in Iraq on 10 December 2017.

Publication: The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction. Issue 22.2

Publication date: August 2018

About the author: 

Pehr Lodhammar, UNMAS Iraq Senior Programme Manager, has more than 28 years of professional work experience from military and humanitarian mine action. Lodhammar holds a Bachelor of Military Arts and a Master of Arts in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.