WHO WE ARE / Goals and objectives

Affected Communities enabled to better manage the risks posed by mines

Mine Risk Education (MRE) aims to design, plan, provide and implement a Risk Education system in an attempt to reach all affected areas within Lebanon and to enable affected communities to better manage the risks posed by mines.

The 24/7 rapid response service provided by the LAF ensures the safety of communities in affected areas as requests are responded immediately and on all the Lebanese territories.

The full realization of the Rights of mine victims guaranteed

Assistance to mines/ERW victims is a major component of mine action. The objective is to provide mines/ERW victims with medical, social, psychological and economic assistance toward the realization of their rights and their re-integration in the society.

Mine Action contributes to socio-economic use through land release

Beyond the threats that mines/ERW present to human life, they also cause serious obstacles to sustainable development. Contaminated land is to be released and returned to its owners for socio-economic use.

Compliance to and promotion of the universalization of the CCM and other relevant international instruments

Lebanon proudly and actively promoted the CCM and acted as the president of the Treaty since the Second Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) that was held in Beirut in September 2011 until September 2012 when it handed over the mantle to Norway. Lebanon promoted the universalization of the Convention in various international and regional meetings throughout its Presidency and is still to date.

Future plans

An Arabic language teaching school will be established (école de déminage humanitaire), supported by the French Army, through which Lebanon will provide the region with training services tailored to the needs of humanitarian mine action. LMAC will share –in accordance with the CCM- its knowledge, skills and lessons learnt over the past years with countries in need.